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Electricity ISAC
The Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC) establishes situational awareness, incident management, coordination, and communication capabilities within the electricity sector through timely, reliable, and secure information exchange. The E-ISAC, in collaboration with the Department of Energy and the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC), serves as the primary security communications channel for the electricity sector and enhances the sector's ability to prepare for and respond to cyber and physical threats, vulnerabilities, and incidents.
 
The E-ISAC: 
  • Identifies, prioritizes, and coordinates the protection of critical power services, infrastructure service, and key resources;
  • Facilitates sharing of information pertaining to physical and cyber threats, vulnerabilities, incidents, potential protective measures, and practices;
  • Provides rapid response through the ability to effectively contact and coordinate with member companies, as required;
  • Provides and shares campaign analysis, which includes capturing, correlating, trending data for historical analysis, and sharing that information within the sector;
  • Receives incident data from private and public entities;
  • Assists the Department of Energy, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the Department of Homeland Security in analyzing event data to determine threat, vulnerabilities, trends and impacts for the sector, as well as interdependencies with other critical infrastructures (this includes integration into the DHS National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center);
  • Analyzes incident data and prepares reports based on subject matter expertise in security and the bulk power system;
  • Shares threat alerts, warnings, advisories, notices, and vulnerability assessments with the industry;
  • Works with other ISACs to share information and provide assistance during actual or potential sector disruptions whether caused by intentional, accidental, or natural events;
  • Develops and maintains an awareness of private and governmental infrastructure interdependencies;
  • Provides an electronic, secure capability for the E-ISAC participants to exchange and share information on all threats to defend critical infrastructure;
  • Participates in government critical infrastructure exercises; and
  • Conducts outreach to educate and inform the electricity sector.
 
 
 

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