July 2014 Monthly Highlights

August 4, 2014

Internet Security Alliance Highlighted Activities — July 2014

  • The Department of Homeland Security endorsed the ISA Cyber Risk Oversight Handbook developed in conjunction with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and AIG. This is the first, and only, private sector document that the has included in government’s program to promote adoption of the NIST Framework for cyber security created by the President’s Executive Order on Cyber Security. DHS endorsed the ISA/NACD/AIG handbook at a joint press conference at the National Press Club. DHS Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications Dr. Andy Ozment, NACD President & CEO Ken Daly, and AIG Head of Cyber Products Mark Camillo spoke at the press conference along with ISA President Larry Clinton. The Handbook is now freely available to the public on the DHS website.
  • ISA launched a new program to place cyber security experts sitting on the ISA Board of Directors, onto outside corporate boards.  The program is being conducted in association with Vicinage Inc. a placement service specializing in placing CIO’s on corporate boards.  There is no cost to ISA sponsors to participate nor any monetary benefit to ISA. Six ISA board members have already signed up for the service.
  • ISA launched its first international service under ISA’s affiliate organization, the Internet Security Alliance For Europe (ISAFE) being headed by Director Knowlton of Vodafone.  The new service is a Daily Bulletin specifically designed for the European market and modeled on the ISA domestic Daily Brief.
  • ISA submitted comments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), via the IT SCC, on Supply Chain Risk Management. The second draft of NIST SP 800-161 incorporated many of the ISA comments submitted following the release of the first draft including greater emphasis on the practical and cost implications associated with imposing new Supply Chain Risk Management processes and controls
  • ISA brought together industry leaders from the Financial Services, Communications, and Transportation sectors, and led a panel on cross sector NIST/Executive Order implementation at the Triennial Information Technology Sector Coordinating Council meeting, ISA President Clinton also briefed the Council on the ISA Handbook for corporate directors published in partnership with the National Association of Corporate Directors and AIG during a separate program on Promoting Cyber Risk Management.
  • Utiladata joins ISA at the full member level and will join the ISA fall board meeting to assess becoming a board member.