ISA Top 2018 Highlights

January 28, 2019

  1. ISA appointed industry co-chair (DHS is government co-chair) of the Policy Leadership Working Group charged by DHS Asst. Secretary for Cyber Security Jeanette Manfra with articulating the details of a Collective Cybersecurity Defense Model the Trump Administration wants to promote for cybersecurity.
  2. Policy Leadership Working Group produces a joint government-industry white paper defining the Collective Defense Model, which embraces many longstanding ISA policy positions including adopting the ISA Mission Statement (integration of advanced technology with economics and public policy to create a sustainable system of cybersecurity) as the Collective Security Mission.
  3. White House publishes new cybersecurity strategy following precepts laid out in the Collective Defense White Paper.
  4. DHS publishes more-detailed cybersecurity strategy adopting additional elements of the Collective Defense White Paper (and hence ISA policies).
  5. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen highlights Collective Defense Model developed by ISA and the Policy Leadership Working Group during her keynote address at the Capitol Hill Homeland Security Forum.
  6. DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Chris Krebs cites ISA (and only ISA) in his lunch keynote speech at the DHS Cybersecurity Summit in New York.
  7. DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Chris Krebs is guest of honor at ISA annual Salon Dinner and highlights ISA’s contributions to government policy development.
  8. DHS Director of the new DHS Cyber Risk Management Center Bob Kolasky meets privately with ISA board to discuss strategy. The new Cyber Risk Management Center will focus on broader thought leadership, as opposed to simply operational cyber issues, as DHS has traditionally.
  9. DHS launches a new program called the Cyber Risk Economics initiative (CYRIE) to better integrate economics into public policy development for cyber security.
  10. ISA co-hosts the first Global Forum on Cybersecurity for Corporate Boards in Geneva, Switzerland with the National Association of Corporate Directors and the Global Directors Network Institute.
  11. ISA publishes adapted versions of the Cyber Risk Handbook for Corporate Boards tailored for the German and United Kingdom markets.
  12. German government (BSI) endorses German edition of the Cyber-Risk Handbook published by ISA.
  13. ISA hosts private dinner for Arne Schonbohm head of BSI cybersecurity division for the German government in Washington DC.
  14. ISA briefs British Embassy and UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport on working with corporate boards on cybersecurity London England.
  15. ISA and UK Center for Internet Security (UK Cyber Center) conduct joint program on developing metrics for corporate board assessments of cybersecurity as part of the NIST Cybersecurity Risk Management Workshop in Baltimore, Maryland.
  16. ISA board delegation meets with the heads of the World Economic Forum at their Cyber Center in Geneva Switzerland.
  17. World Economic Forum agrees to work on a series of collaborative projects with the ISA and requests ISA to create a Spanish-language edition of the Cyber-Risk Handbook.
  18. Organization of American States signs Memo of Understanding with ISA to sponsor ISA creation of Cyber-Risk Handbook for Latin American region.
  19. ISA conducts workshops on cybersecurity for corporate boards in Mexico City, Mexico and Bogota, Colombia, along with 10 online webinars featuring participation from boards across Central and South America.
  20. The NIST Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.1 is released adopting long standing ISA policy recommendations on the need to assess the Framework for cost-effectiveness, prioritization, and develop market incentives.
  21. Wharton School commissions ISA to develop and conduct a graduate course in cyber-risk management for their executive education program. Program conducted in Spring 2018 at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
  22. Federal Reserve Bank commissions ISA to run training sessions in cyber-risk management as part of the Fed’s annual senior leadership training program in Chicago.
  23. CNN features ISA on live television to discuss international impacts of major cyber breaches.
  24. ISA welcomes five new sponsors – FIS, SSIC, Union Bank MUFG, Unisys, and SAP – to the ISA Board
  25. Better Business Bureau appoints ISA to its Cyber Risk Advisory Committee.