ISA Highlights June 2018

    Posted on July 3, 2018 at 4:05 pm

     ISA HIGHLIGHTS JUNE 2018 POLICY LEADERSHIP WORKING GROUP – The joint government Policy Leadership Working Group (ISA IOS industry co-chair, DHS is the government co-chair) presented their joint white paper on Cyber Security Collective Defense to Jeanette Manfra US Assistant secretary for Cyber Security. The white paper advocates many ISA policy positions including the need […]


    ISA Highlights May 2018

    Posted on June 6, 2018 at 3:37 pm

     ISA HIGHLIGHTS MAY 2018 ISA meets with Organization of American States (OAS) to discuss production of a handbook for Latin American Boards. OAS submits a proposal to work with ISA on organizing three meetings in Latin America to include, Mexico, Argentina and Columbia. Meetings tentatively scheduled for the week of October 8, 2018. Joint DHS-Industry […]


    2018 Accomplishments

    Posted on May 3, 2018 at 11:53 am

    ISA Accomplishments in 2018   On May 9, ISA, in its role as industry chair, with DHS, of the Policy Leadership Working Group, presents joint recommendations on delivering “Collective Cyber Security” to DHS Asst. Secretary for Cyber Security, Janette Manfra. In April, ISA published two new editions of the Cyber Risk Handbook for corporate directors, […]


    Top 25 ISA Accomplishments in 2017

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    Top 25 ISA Accomplishments in 2017   For the second year in a row, ISA President Larry Clinton is selected to the “Corporate 100” list of most influential Americans in the field of corporate governance. Clinton is the first cybersecurity professional named to the list. The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) co-hosts with ISA […]


    Top 25 ISA Accomplishments in 2016

    Posted on May 26, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Top 25 ISA Accomplishments in 2016   PricewaterhouseCooper’s 2016 Global Information Security Survey independently documents positive impact of the “Cyber Risk Oversight Handbook” prepared by ISA board and for the National Association of Corporate Directors. PWC credits the Handbook, by name, with fundamentally changing the way boards are now treating cybersecurity including significant increases ion […]


    Top 25 ISA Achievements in 2015

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    ISA Top 25 Achievements in 2015 PricewaterhouseCoopers releases its annual Global Information Security Survey and cites “Cyber Risk Handbook, prepared by ISA, AIG & NACD for having a substantial impact on how corporate boards are now addressing cyber security. PWC reports “Boards appear to be listening to this guidance (i.e. the NACD Handbook). This year […]


    Top 25 ISA Accomplishments in 2014

    Posted on December 2, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Top 25 ISA Highlights 2014 ISA Board approves new 3-year business plan (2014-2016) establishing new projects to fulfill organizational goals. 1) Create a widely accepted program for cyber security among corporate boards; 2) Maintain and expand public policy in Administration and Congress; 3) Expand international outreach 4) Create “Cyber Trak” product to simplify and reduce […]


    ISA Highlighted Monthly Activity for October & November 2015

    Posted on December 1, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    PricewaterhouseCoopers releases its annual Global Information Security Survey and cites the ISA/AIG produced “Cyber Risk Handbook, published by the National Association of Corporate Directors for helping to increase private investment in cyber security by 24% and improving communication between boards and management on cyber issues. ISA board of directors meets privately with WH senior adviser […]


    July 2015

    Posted on August 3, 2015 at 12:33 pm

     ISA HIGHLIGHTS JULY 2015 ISA President Clinton named as one of the 100 most influential Americans in the field of corporate governance by National Assoc. of Corporate Directors ISA featured by NBC News in coverage of cyber breaches at US Office of Personnel Management ISA invited to testify by House Committee on what the government […]


    June 2015

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    ISA JUNE 2015 HIGHLIGHTS •ISA Op Ed “How Should We Rethink Cyber Security” featured in national editions of USA Today •ISA meets at the White House with staff of US Trade Representative established under Presidential Executive Order, which seeks ISA’s help fighting intellectual property theft from nation states. ISA is able to provide multiple useful […]


    May 2015

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    ISA Highlighted Activity for May 2015   White House senior advisor for cyber security, Ari Schwartz briefed the ISA board of directors to discuss the recent information sharing “ISAO” initiative and the need for increased law enforcement on cyber security.   The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) made a presentation to the ISA board of […]


    April 2015

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    ISA Highlighted Activities for April 2015  ISA Board of Directors meet privately with Senate Homeland Security Chairman Ron Johnson. Chairman Johnson specifically requests ISA provide him with amendments he will offer to the Information Sharing legislation expected to come before the Senate next month that will. Amendments requested by Senator Johnson will seek to broaden […]


    Highlighted ISA Activity For the Month of March 2015

    Posted on April 10, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    ISA was asked by Deloitte to keynote their Enterprise Cyber Risk conference Mexico City where ISA addressed the evolving cybersecurity threat landscape and ISA’s thought leadership and public policy advocacy in this space including the publication of the Cyber Risk Handbook for Corporate Directors published with NACD and AIG ISA met privately with Admiral David […]


    Highlighted ISA Activity For the Month of February 2015

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    ISA’s President and several board members participated in President Obama’s Cyber Security Summit which featured his signing an Executive Order on Information Sharing The ISA board of directors followed up the President’s Summit with a conference call exclusively devoted to public policy. The board mapped out a short-term strategy on information sharing and agreed to […]


    Highlighted ISA Activity for January 2015

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    Prior to The Administration releasing three legislative proposals on information sharing, data breach notification, and cybercrime, ISA was privately briefed by the White House National Security Council staff on the President’s upcoming initiatives – including the White House’s plans for an upcoming Executive Order on information sharing scheduled to be released in early to mid-February […]


    November 2014

    Posted on January 7, 2015 at 10:55 am

    ISA Monthly Highlights for November 2014 ISA, as well as ISA’s European affiliate the Internet Security Alliance for Europe (ISAFE) participated in the Network Information Security (NIS) Platform workshop sponsored by the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium. ISA, through its joint white paper with the Cyber Security Council of Germany and ISAFE’s own white paper […]


    October 2014 Monthly Highlights

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 11:36 am

    The Cyber Security Council of Germany (CSCG) sent an 11-person delegation to participate in ISA’s annual fall meeting. ISA board and CSCG held a joint meeting with DHS Deputy Under Secretary Phyllis Schneck on how the cyber security issue can be elevated above “Snowden-related” issues. ISA & CSCG met privately to discuss projects such as […]


    September 2014 Monthly Highlights

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    ISA was asked to publish and article in USA Today about cybersecurity in the Boardroom. The article details the nature of today’s cyber threat and frames cybersecurity as an enterprise-wide risk management issue that corporate boards are becoming incitingly involved in.  The article was published for an entire weekend run in USA Today. ISA was […]


    August 2014 Monthly Highlights

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    • POLICY— the ISA board of directors met and set two policy directions for the organization. First, regarding legislation. It was agreed that no significant cyber security legislation is likely to pass in this Congress. However, given the currently trending politics and the prospect for a GOP Congress and Democratic President in 2015 it was […]


    June 2014 Monthly Highlights

    Posted on August 4, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Internet Security Alliance Highlighted Activities — June 2014 ISA, in conjunction with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and AIG, published the first Handbook for corporate boards of directors focused on cybersecurity. The document is important in that it, for the first time, places cyber security within the context corporate boards focus on such […]


    July 2014 Monthly Highlights

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    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 […]


    Top 25 ISA Accomplishments of 2013

    Posted on June 4, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Top 25 ISA Accomplishments in 2013 President Obama releases his Executive Order on cyber security, which departs from the regulatory model the Administration had previously advocated and embraces much of ISA’s “Social Contact” by encouraging an industry driven framework and use of market incentives. A new “National Plan” for protecting US critical infrastructure is released […]


    May 2014 Monthly Highlights

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    Internet Security Alliance Highlighted Activities; May 2014 ISA, along with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and AIG, finalize draft of best practices for corporate directors based on input from ISA Board of Directors. The document will be released in June at the first ever conference focused exclusively on cyber security for corporate boards […]


    April 2014 Monthly Highlights

    Posted on May 7, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    ISA Accomplishments and Activities for April 2014 The ISA Board reviewed and provided comments on the Best Practices for Corporate Boards of Directors it has been asked to prepare for the National Association of Corporate Boards (NACD). ISA in conjunction with NACD & AIG will release the document at NACD’s first conference on cyber security […]


    March 2014 Monthly Highlights

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    ISA Accomplishments and Activities for March 2014 National Association of Corporate Directors commissions ISA, in conjunction with AIG, to draft a best practices document targeted to U.S. Boards of Directors.  ISA is also asked to present at NACD’s first national conference devoted to the critical issue of getting corporate boards more educated about cyber security […]


    January-February 2014 Monthly Highlights

    Posted on February 20, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    ISA Accomplishments and Activities for January-February 2014 ISA released its annual membership satisfaction survey reporting on ISA effectiveness in achieving association goals.  A “perfect score” is a 5.0. Sponsor companies rated ISA 4.87 on thought leadership, 4.83 on public policy advocacy, 4.54 on promoting security standards and practices. In recognition of its “leadership” in the […]


    December 2013 Monthly Highlights

    Posted on January 15, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    ISA Accomplishments and Activities for December 2013 New National Plan for Security Embraces ISA Concepts.  The new, final, National Plan for Critical Infrastructure Security (formally called the NIPP) required under Presidential Policy Directive 21 (2/13/12) was released on December 20. The National Plan provides the overall context for government industry partnerships for critical infrastructure security. […]


    November 2013 Monthly Highlights

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    ISA Accomplishments and Activities for November 2013 New National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) Draft Embraces ISA Proposals on Key Elements such as Risk, Economics of Cyber Security and Relationship/Responsibilities of Industry and Government.  DHS Acting Under Secretary Suzanne Spaulding personally called ISA to inform us that the final DHS adjudication group had accepted a series […]


    October 2013 Monthly Highlights

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    ISA Accomplishments and Activities for October 2013 President Obama’s Chief Cybersecurity Advisor, Michael Daniel, was the guest of honor at ISA’s annual fall “Salon Dinner.” ISA Board Holds Two-Hour “Working Lunch” with DHS Under Secretary Suzanne Spaulding and Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity Dr. Phyllis Schneck – ISA Board held a two-hour “working lunch” with […]


    September 2013 Monthly Highlights

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    ISA Accomplishments and Activities for September 2013 ISA Board Holds Third Meeting with Drafting Committee on Proposed U.S. Cyber Security Framework – Pursuant to President Obama’s Executive Order on cyber security, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been tasked with creating a cyber security framework in conjunction with the private sector.  The […]


    August 2013 ISA Monthly Highlights

    Posted on September 10, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    ISA Accomplishments and Activities for August 2013 ISA Summer Board Meeting begins consideration of new three year plan for ISA including discussion of the following new projects: International ISA Cost study on framework implementation and incentives under the EO Best Practices for Boards of Directors Writing a cyber security bill for industry/Congress Model Contracts based […]


    July 2013 ISA Monthly Highlights

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    ISA Accomplishments and Activities for July 2013 ISA President Clinton is invited to White House to meet with President Obama’s top cyber security advisor, Michael Daniel. ISA receives assurance that President’s legislative package will not contain calls for any new regulatory authority over the private sector for cyber security. ISA Board has its second private […]


    February 2013 ISA Monthly Highlights

    Posted on July 16, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    ISA Accomplishments and Activities for February 2013 White House releases Executive Order on Cyber Security. Order includes multiple processes and policies advocated by ISA, including instructions to DHS, Commerce and Treasury to develop a set of incentives for voluntary adoption of pro-security behavior, a requirement that any “actions” taken by regulatory agencies follow ISA endorsed […]


    March 2013 ISA Monthly Highlights

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    ISA Accomplishments and Activities for March 2013 ISA Board of Directors  approves multi-point strategy for responding to President Obama’s Executive Order on cyber security,  including: developing ISA framework based on empirical measures of success and ISA member’s security practices; integrating member companies into new information sharing regimes; coordinating ISA activities with other interested entities, including […]


    April 2013 ISA Monthly Highlights

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    ISA Monthly Accomplishments and Activities House Passes ISA Supported Legislation on Information Sharing – The so-called “CISPA” legislation, which provides liability incentives for the private sector to share information with the government and other companies, was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives.  ISA endorsed this legislation because it was the first to embrace the […]


    January 2013 ISA Monthly Highlights

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    ISA Accomplishments and Activities for January 2013 ISA, in cooperation with Financial Services ISAC hosts the final of 3 workshops on management of cyber risk. The first two, in DC and Silicon Valley, covered DIB & IT. ISA President Larry Clinton officiates, as Chairman, at annual meeting of the IT Sector Coordinating Council (IT SCC) […]


    December 2012 ISA Monthly Highlights

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    ISA Accomplishments and Activities for December 2012 ISA Board meets with newly appointed Senate Homeland Security Ranking member Senator Tom Colburn (R-OK). Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) and Congressman “Dutch” Ruppersberger (D-MD) receive ISA’s “McCurdy Award” for policy innovation in cyber security at ISA’s annual winter Board Salon dinner. ISA Board meets with Senator Roy Blunt […]


    2013 Annual Highlights

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    2013 ISA Summer Board Meeting begins consideration of new three year plan for ISA including discussion of the following new projects: International ISA Cost study on framework implementation and incentives under the EO Best Practices for Boards of Directors Writing a cyber security bill for industry/Congress Model Contracts based on NIST Framework Supply Chain management […]


    May 2013 ISA Monthly Highlights

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    ISA Accomplishments and Activities for May 2013 House Energy and Commerce Committee Vice-Chair Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) meets with ISA Board to review her recent cyber security legislation and announces bi-partisan task force on supply chain cyber issues. ISA, acting as Chair of IT Sector Coordinating Council, coordinates multi-association responses to GSA/DoD inquiry on cyber security […]


    June 2013 ISA Monthly Highlights

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    ISA Accomplishments and Activities for June 2013 As directed by President Obama’s Executive Order on cyber security, the National Institute of Standards (NIST) published its draft outline of a framework of cyber security standards and practices for the private sector.  The very first source cited in the draft report was the Internet Security Alliance’s “Financial […]


    COMMERCE SECRETARY: ISA Mobile Security Work Top Achievement

    Posted on July 5, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    A year after President Obama issued his “Cyberspace Policy Review,”  he called a high-level meeting of public and private sector representatives,  DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, and National Cyber Security Coordinator (“Cyber Czar”) Howard Schmidt at the White House to discuss progress and achievements in cyber security. With President Obama and ISA […]