ISA Works With Leaders
ISA is involved with many prominent leadership organizations and a key player in many of their iconic publications and projects.
Working together, the National Association of Corporate Directors and ISA have produced a unique and successful program that addresses cybersecurity as a board level issue – not simply an IT operational issue. In 2014 NACD published the first edition of the “Cyber-Risk Handbook” in conjunction with the ISA and AIG. In 2017, we came out with a significantly updated version. In April 2018, ISA and NACD will host a Global Summit on Cybersecurity for corporate boards in Geneva. The goal of this event is to create a coherent approach to cybersecurity based on the Handbook’s principles but adapted to unique environments outside the United States. Starting in 2017, the ISA will hold events in the United Kingdom and Germany to prepare local versions of the handbook.
NACD helps more than 17,000 directors lead with confidence. As the recognized authority on leading boardroom p[ractices, NACD aspires to a world where businesses are sustainable, profitable, and respected, and where stakeholders trust directors to develop strategies that create long-term value and provide effective oversight.
Arne Schönbohm, president for the German Federal Office for Information Security, and the Internet Security Alliance have a collaboration that dates back to 2014. Known as BSI for its initials in German, the office is in charge of computer and communication security for the German government. ISA and BSI, in collaboration with the NACD and the International Association of Privacy Professionals, plan to develop a Cyber-Risk Oversight Handbook designed specificially to assist German corporate boards to analyze cybersecurity issues from an enterprise-wide perspective.
Schönbohm and the ISA first collaborated when the former was head of the the Cyber Security Council of Germany (CSCG). At the time, the organizations agreed to develop mutual projects to improve cybersecurity and jointly advocate for pro-growth, pro innovation policies, leading to a sustainable worldwide system of cybersecurity.
Cybersecurity and privacy are twin issues of the digital age. Particularly inside the European Union and in other places where privacy is intensely regulated, it’s important for cybersecurity professionals to understand how to accommodate those concerns. The Internet Security Alliance has teamed with the IAPP to adapt the Cyber-Risk Oversight Handbook for the unique policy environments found in the United Kingdom and Germany. ISA’s work with the IAPP (and others, see above) will culminate in April 2018 with a Global Summit on Cybersecurity for corporate boards in Geneva hosted by ISA and the NACD.
In 2001 ISA Carnegie Mellon CyLab, a world leader in both technological research and the education of professionals in information assurance, security technology, business and policy, as well as security awareness, was one of the founders of the Internet Security Alliance. They serve on our Board of Directors and have continued to work with ISA in the ensuing years on many projects and publications.
CyberTrak is a highly innovative online cybersecurity tool featuring information on cybersecurity-related mandates in 23 key markets around the world. This online information tool is available on an annual subscription basis to help general counsels, chief information security officers, chief information security officers, risk officers and legal, technology, IT and procurement departments of multinational companies to make better risk management decisions by keeping up with cybersecurity-related laws, regulations and standards around the world. ISA partnered with DLA Piper, a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, in the development of CyberTrak.
The National Association of Manufacturers is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment. The Institute oversees the creation, promulgation and use of thousands of norms and guidelines that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector. ISA and ANSI continually work on joint projects and publications.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. Our members range from mom-and-pop shops and local chambers to leading industry associations and large corporations. ISA and the US Chamber continue to work together on publications for cyber security issues in businesses.
GEC Risk Advisory is a global strategic governance, risk, cyber, reputation and crisis advisor to boards, executives, investors and advisors, in multiple sectors including financial, pharmaceutical, utility, technology, research, non-profit and governmental. Specialties include strategic risk and opportunity, reputation risk and resilience building; cyber-risk governance; crisis management; global anti-corruption and supply chain; and Transforming Risk into Value workshops. Our focus is on delivering constructive, multi-cultural, strategic and business-savvy advice aimed at improving stakeholder trust and enterprise value.