Here at the SMB iSAO, our mission is to advance all aspects of cybersecurity, technology, business and organizational resiliency, and security standards through the sharing of threat intelligence. It is our goal to help bolster the cybersecurity posturing of small, micro, and mid-sized businesses across the Nation – to get a step ahead of cyber attacks instead of simply responding.
In regards to ISAOs, Executive Order 13691 (signed February 13, 2015) directs the DHS to:
This was followed by the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2016 that was created to build a trusted information sharing network between the government and industry to better share cyber threat indicators to improve cybersecurity over all. While addressing key concerns of business regarding privacy and retribution from disclosing threat data, the law also provides legal protections to businesses that share information through organizations such as ISAOs.