Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7 (HSPD-7) calls for the creation of private sector Information Sharing and Analysis Centers to protect United States critical infrastructures from attack, ninety-five percent of which are privately-owned. At the request of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the Surface Transportation Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ST-ISAC) was formed.
Sponsored by the AAR and operated by IIT, the services provided by the ST-ISAC create a robust cyber and physical security capability for owners, operators, and users of critical infrastructure. The ST-ISAC collects, analyzes and distributes critical security and threat information from worldwide resources to protect its members’ vital information and information technology systems from attack. ST-ISAC services are specifically tailored to meet the security demands of each one of its members.
The ST-ISAC is a secure reporting and analytical capability that, in addition to transmitting critical alerts, advisories and solutions, also provides a vehicle for the anonymous or attributable sharing of incident, threat, and vulnerability data among the members.
ST-ISAC members also have access to information and analytical reporting provided by other sources, such as U.S. and foreign governments; law enforcement agencies, technology providers and international computer emergency response teams (CERTs).
For more information please visit: www.surfacetransportationisac.org