The core mission of the CIAS-ISAO is to help states, tribes, local jurisdictions and territories to establish a comprehensive cybersecurity program by using the congressional-supported Community Cyber Security Maturity Model (CCSMM).
Why the CIAS ISAO
Established in 2019 by the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS), at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), the CIAS-ISAO assists regions, states, local jurisdictions, tribes and territories (SLTTs) to become more resilient and have greater capability against cyber-attacks. Through various efforts, the CIAS has been working on Community Cyber Security since 2002. The CIAS developed the Community Cyber Security Maturity Model (CCSMM) as a result of lessons learned over several years of working with states and communities to help them develop their own cybersecurity programs. At the time, and at some level still today, most of the Nation’s cybersecurity focus is at the federal level and the various critical infrastructures.
The quality of the [Continuity Planning] presentation and the value of the content easily makes this the best webinar I have attended since the plague days started. CIAS-ISAO aren’t the ones to steal on.
The presenter [Natalie Sjelin] had intimate knowledge of the process and possible pitfalls of implementing policies within organizations.
Lots of good practical information. I felt like the information received is something I can apply in my current position easily and it will provide value.
Who we are
The Center for Infrastructure Assurance & Security (CIAS) was established at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in June of 2001 as part of UTSA’s creation of a cybersecurity program. The university was initially recognized in 2002 by the National Security Agency as a leader in the field of infrastructure assurance and security as it was designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.
In October 2015, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security tasked the CIAS to lead its Information Sharing and Analysis Organization Standards Organization (ISAO SO), a non-governmental organization, to facilitate the implementation of Presidential Executive Order 13691.
For nearly 20 years, the CIAS has been delivering quality research, training, competition and exercise programs to advance community and organizational cybersecurity capabilities and collaboration.