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January & February 2021 Highlights

March 10, 2021

  • ISA and World Economic Forum (WEF) and National Association of Corporate Directors finalize their Cyber Governance Report which combines WEF’s work with that done by ISA & NACD to define a list of 6 principles Boards of Directors, on a Global basis, should follow in addressing cyber risk.
  • Director of DHS National Risk Management Center(NRMC), Robert Kolasky, requests “white-board” session with ISA board to discuss systemic risk (such as those exemplified by the Russian SolarWinds attack).  Several subsequent communications from NRMC suggest intensified work with ISA to come.   
  • ISA completes a series of 6 workshops for Association of Governing Boards, that identify principles colleges and universities should follow to address their unique cybersecurity needs. Special attention is paid to the impact of COVID-19 on remote learning. 
  • ISA contractor 1631 reports to ISA board on half-way mark of ISA’s “Rethink Cybersecurity” Social media campaign. In 10 weeks campaign has brought over 20,000 cyber professionals (divided into 4 target groups) to the ISA website to read ISA blogs based on the public policy book Fixing Cybersecurity: Creating a Strategic Public Private Partnership the ISA board created to be published by Georgetown University Press.
  • ASPEN Institute reaches out to ISA to propose joint ISA-Aspen effort to create material targeting underserved industry sectors on cybersecurity best practices modeled on the work ISA has done with the national Association of Corporate Directors.
  • ISA board provides final approval for content of a book on enterprise cyber risk management: Cybersecurity is Not (just) an IT Issue: Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity. Georgetown University Press indicates interest in being the book’s publisher after the release of ISA’s public policy book