Internet Security Alliance and Shaping Cyber Policy

Monday, November 08, 2010

Marjorie Morgan

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Internet Security Alliance is an international multi-sector trade association established in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University in 2000.

ISA represents an array of organizations concerned with information security from the aviation, banking, communications, defense, education, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, security and technology sectors:

 

November 12 – American National Standards Institute Monthly Caucus

  • Melissa Hathaway will be the featured speaker, discussing ongoing efforts to develop and promote concrete solutions for mitigating cyber risk. She led President Obama’s 60-day cyber space policy review. ISA and ANSI published The Financial management of Cyber Risk in direct response to Obama’s 60 day review.

 

November 18 & 19 – ISA Board of Directors Winter Meeting

 

November 30 – Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication (CIP) Congress

  • ISA President, Larry Clinton will take part by discussion the supply chain risk management and assuring systems perform.

 

December 7 - Supply Chain Cyber Risk forum  (Hosted by Association for Enterprise Information)

  • ISA President, Larry Clinton has been asked to  discuss how cyber is changing views of supply chain risk management.

 

December 14 – ISA Supply Chain Workshop

  • The Project on Securing the Electronics Supply Chain is now moving toward a draft of a guidelines document. The previous workshops in the series have surveyed the practical security measures necessary for the Design, Fabrication, Pre-assembly, Assembly, Distribution, and Maintenance Phases. This workshop in this technical series will revisit the points in the previous workshops that need further clarity or elaboration. The main purpose of this session is to fill in some missing pieces and to sort out some conflicting recommendations. We require people with technical expertise, especially regarding some of the security measures in design and fabrication that were tackled early on. There will be one additional workshop that is non-technical, devoted to the legal and contractual conditions necessary for implementing the other security measures.

 

Read the Infosec Island Interview with ISA President Larry Clinton:

  • Altering the Economics of Cybersecurity - "The main reason we have so many attacks is all the economic incentives currently favor the attackers---attacks are easy, cheap, you can steal billions and your chances of getting caught are slim. If we can increase the cost to the attackers and simultaneously increase the profitability of good cyber defense we believe we can create the sustainable system of cyber security which will make out nation and our economy the envy of the world in the 21st century, just as we were in the 20th century..."
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