CyberShare Welcomed as Member of the National Council of ISACs

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 29, 2021 – The National Council of ISACs (NCI) has welcomed CyberShare: The Small Broadband ISAC to its membership. The NCI, formed in 2003, is a true cross-sector partnership, providing a forum for sharing cyber and physical threats and mitigation strategies among the various critical infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs) and with partners such as government.


CyberShare is a cyber threat information sharing program curated specifically for small broadband companies. CyberShare members receive access to a network of companies facing similar threats and challenges, along with intel and expertise from trusted sources aimed to support and strengthen companies’ commitment to cybersecurity.


"NCI welcomes our 27th member, CyberShare." says Denise Anderson, Chair of the National Council of ISACs, "We look forward to working with CyberShare to help critical infrastructure entities in the small broadband industry through collaboration, coordination and sharing. Our growth as a Council demonstrates that what we do as ISACs is working and is valuable."


“CyberShare offers subscribers a number of tools in terms of risk management, and this NCI recognition will further strengthen our work on behalf of small broadband providers by creating several new strategic partnerships with critical infrastructure owners and operators equally committed to protecting their facilities, personnel and customers from cyber and physical security threats,” said NTCA Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield.


CyberShare is managed by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, headquartered in Arlington, VA, which represents nearly 850 independent telecommunications companies. To learn more about CyberShare, please visit: www.cyber-share.org.




About NCI


Sector-based Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs) collaborate and coordinate with each other via the National Council of ISACs (NCI). Formed in 2003, the NCI today is comprised of organizations designated by their sectors as their information sharing and operational arms.

The NCI is a true cross-sector partnership, providing a forum for sharing cyber and physical threats and mitigation strategies among ISACs and with government and private sector partners during both steady-state conditions and incidents requiring cross-sector response. Sharing and coordination is accomplished through daily and weekly calls between ISAC operations centers, daily reports, requests-for-information, monthly meetings, exercises, and other activities as situations require. The NCI also organizes its own drills and exercises and participates in national exercises. For more information, visit https://www.nationalisacs.org/.



About CyberShare

CyberShare: The Small Broadband Provider ISAC promotes the resiliency and continuity of operation of small network operators across the United States. CyberShare collects and disseminates threat information, indicators and mitigation strategies from a variety of public and private sources and facilitates communications among participants. Working closely with industry partners, the federal government and other stakeholders, CyberShare helps small broadband providers recognize, analyze and respond to vulnerabilities, threats and other risks. CyberShare is managed by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association.



Contacts

National Council of ISACs

nationalcouncilofisacs@natl.org


CyberShare

lgaydos@ntca.org



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