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PA-ISAC  

The Pennsylvania Information Sharing and Analysis Center (PA-ISAC) has been established to address the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's cyber security readiness and critical infrastructure coordination. This initiative is led by the Chief Information Security Officer for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Office for Technology, responsible for leading and coordinating the Commonwealth's efforts regarding cyber readiness and resilience.

The mission of PA-ISAC, consistent with the objectives of the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, is to provide a common mechanism for raising the level of cyber security readiness and response within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The PA-ISAC provides a central resource for gathering information on cyber threats to critical infrastructure throughout the Commonwealth and providing two-way sharing of information between and among local governments.

Regardless of location, population or size, all government entities face the same cyber security threats. These threats include identity theft, worms and viruses, loss of sensitive information and other malicious activity. The vast amount of information on cyber security can be overwhelming.

To combat these threats, PA-ISAC will provide the following benefits to members:

  • Direct access to cyber security threat information from the Commonwealth
  • Access to security awareness materials, including computer-based training modules
  • Access to a security assessment toolkit
  • Access to security policy templates
  • Access to security related solutions at enterprise price points negotiated by the Commonwealth
  • Regular meetings to promote peer networking and information sharing

The efforts of this initiative will require tremendous cooperation and input from a variety of entities. This initiative is focusing on building strong relationships between and among the public (federal, state, and local) and the private sectors to best ensure our cyber readiness.
Through guiding principles of coordination, collaboration and cooperation, PA-ISAC intends to be a hub for sharing knowledge, methods and solutions. Membership in PA-ISAC is open to elected and administrative officials of city, town, village, township, county and other Pennsylvania government jurisdictions. For more information about PA-ISAC or membership to PA-ISAC, please contact Erik Avakian at eavakian@pa.gov.  For all other information about PA-ISAC , please visit the MS-ISAC website.

Current PA-ISAC Members can logon here using our secure site.