MS-ISAC members get free access to Deloitte’s Cyber Detect and Respond Portal to help respond to cyber threats
The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), a component of the Center for Internet Security Inc. (CIS), and Deloitte have agreed to a first-of-its-kind offering that will provide thousands of government professionals throughout the United States with free access to Deloitte’s Cyber Detect and Respond Portal, a secure online platform that provides industry-leading cyber threat intelligence.
“Combatting cyber threats to U.S. state, local, tribal and territorial governments demands timely threat intelligence, as well as robust, cross-industry information-sharing,” said Srini Subramanian, risk and financial advisory leader for the state and local government, higher education advisory sector and principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP. “We are offering Deloitte’s Cyber Detect and Respond Portal to MS-ISAC members to help under-resourced teams focus on critical cyber threat activity and encourage more information sharing about vulnerabilities so government agencies can be better informed and prepared for those threats.”
MS-ISAC was created in 2004, and its membership includes chief information security officers (CISOs) and equivalent roles within all 50 states, five U.S. territories, the District of Columbia, more than 250 individual state departments, as well as thousands of local governments and tribal nations. Members can now access reports and notifications on relevant cyber threat activities and vulnerabilities specific to a particular threat actor group, malware campaign, system and sector through Deloitte’s portal. By augmenting these reports with the cyber threat bulletins from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, MS-ISAC members have access to both government and private sector perspectives on cyber threats.
“MS-ISAC works to help improve the overall cybersecurity posture of U.S. state, local, tribal and territorial governments through focused cyber threat prevention, protection, response and recovery,” said Mike Aliperti, chair of MS-ISAC. “Adding Deloitte’s Cyber Detect and Respond Portal to our member services portfolio will provide our more than 10,000 members nationwide with enhanced capability to identify and understand the potential cyber threats they encounter when providing essential citizen services.”