Don’t Hack Texas: The Journey to Create a Statewide Threat Intelligence Sharing Organization

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Don’t Hack Texas: The Journey to Create a Statewide Threat Sharing Organization

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In 2019, Texas created an information sharing and analysis organization (ISAO) to provide a forum for state agencies, local governments, public and private institutions of higher education, and the private sector to share information regarding cybersecurity threats, best practices, and remediation strategies.

The TxISAO is currently working on enhancing its means of disseminating information to all interested organizations, and reported threats are researched by various members including the Department of Information Resources and the Texas A&M University System.

Dan Basile, CISO and Director of Statewide Cybersecurity Services, Texas A&M University System discusses the journey to creating a statewide sharing organization in Texas, including:

  • Drivers for establishing an ISAO
  • Organizational, political, and budgetary barriers to establishing and operating an ISAO
  • The importance of education and feedback
  • Next steps and future directions to take as your ISAO evolves

Start sharing threat intelligence today!