ISA PROPOSAL FOR A VIRTUAL CYBERSECURITY NATIONAL SERVICE ACADEMY

Posted on July 18, 2022 at 11:12 pm

PREMISE ONE: CYBERSECURITY IS A NATIONAL DEFENSE IMPERATIVE Just as World War II made it apparent that the skies were a unique domain of warfare resulting in the creation of the US Air Force Academy in the 1950s, so, too, have recent events made it clear beyond doubt that cyberspace is now a unique domain […]


THE CASE FOR A NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY ACADEMY, PART 2

Posted on May 31, 2022 at 11:21 am

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In our last post we made the case for a national, virtual, cybersecurity academy. In this post we will discuss the key points of our proposal and in our next post we will discuss the advantages of our proposal which we suggest as the only practical way for the USA to quickly, comprehensively, sustainably, […]


THE CASE FOR A NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY ACADEMY, PART 1: A NATIONAL DEFENSE IMPERATIVE

Posted on at 11:19 am

            We need to stop talking about the issue of cybersecurity workforce development.  We need to properly frame the issue an imperative for national defense digital mobilization. Just as World War II made it apparent that the skies were a unique domain of warfare resulting in the creation of the US Air Force Academy in […]


IT IS TIME FOR A NATIONAL CYBER SERVICES ACADEMY

Posted on at 11:15 am

Our service academies – West Point, Annapolis the Airforce and Merchant Marine Academies are the ultimate public private partnership. Government offers private citizens high quality education at no cost, and in return the graduates are obliged to provide three years of service to the government, and many stay on well-past that obligation. The system has […]


GUEST BLOG: China’s Digital Strategy Threatens U.S. National Security & Diplomatic Partnerships

Posted on August 31, 2021 at 11:00 am

By Sarina Krantzler, ISA Research Associate This post is the first of two blogs concerning China’s Digital Strategy. “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If […]


ISA’s Clinton weighs in on need for cyber funding in legislation expanding broadband service

Posted on April 9, 2021 at 3:24 pm

Internet Security Alliance president Larry Clinton is adding his voice to those calling for including a robust cybersecurity program in upcoming infrastructure legislation expected to address expanded broadband access as well as services in other critical industries. “President Biden’s massive infrastructure proposal — dubbed infrastructure for the digital age — includes a wide variety of […]


5,000 Practitioners Sign Up for ISA “Rethink Cyber” Campaign

Posted on at 10:00 am

Four months ago, the 22 sponsors of the Internet Security Alliance (ISA) launched an online campaign suggesting the need for the United States to rethink our approach to securing our cyber infrastructure. The theme seems to have growing resonance with both policymakers and the general cybersecurity community.


Lawmakers moving on cyber incident-reporting bills; industry hopes to nudge discussion away from regulatory mandates

Posted on March 23, 2021 at 10:09 am

Members of Congress are moving toward a legislative push for mandatory cyber-incident reporting by critical infrastructure operators, while industry groups are beginning to shape their arguments against establishing such a regulatory requirement in response to the SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange hacks. A source close to the House Homeland Security Committee told Inside Cybersecurity: “We’re in the […]


Internet Security Alliance, partners release consensus principles for boardroom cyber risk management

Posted on at 10:03 am

A trio of groups including the Internet Security Alliance has released a report offering “a cohesive, global, cross-border approach to cyber-risk governance” for corporate boards, with six principles that pull together consensus views developed by security and industry leaders in recent years. “Principles for Board Governance of Cyber Risk” was released today by ISA, the […]


Federal officials stress unprecedented levels of coordination as lawmakers continue probe of SolarWinds

Posted on March 18, 2021 at 10:12 am

Senators on the Homeland Security Committee took their turn probing the federal response to the SolarWinds hack at a hearing that featured CISA, OMB and FBI officials citing extensive interagency cooperation, while lawmakers pressed on the need for more high-level direction and for upgrading the government’s overall approach to cyber defense. “After the SolarWinds hack […]