NERC, Community-Owned Utilities Group Launch Information Sharing Partnership to Strengthen Grid’s Cyber, Physical Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NERC’s Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC) and the Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center® (MS-ISAC®) announced an agreement to improve information sharing among the organizations and their members with the goal of strengthening the cyber security of the nation’s critical electric infrastructure. The new agreement also deepens cooperation between the E-ISAC and the state and local government partners that the MS-ISAC represents. CIS® (Center for Internet Security, Inc.) is home to the MS-ISAC, and both are headquartered in New York. The Department of Homeland Security has designated MS-ISAC as the key cybersecurity resource for state, local tribal and territorial governments, including chief information officers, Homeland Security advisors and fusion centers.

“In a grid security emergency, effective and efficient coordination by industry and government to speed the recovery of critical infrastructure is an imperative,” said Bill Lawrence, NERC vice president and chief security officer. “This agreement with the MS-ISAC broadens the set of E-ISAC relationships with visibility and expertise on the cyber and physical security threats toward all levels of industry and government.”

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Posted On: 02/27/2019