The MS-ISAC Workgroups comprise MS-ISAC members who develop their time and talent to assist with specific program areas and deliverables in support of the MS-ISAC's goals and objectives. The Workgroups convene on a regular basis and may change as needed to accommodate MS-ISAC Member needs and areas of interest.
Cyber Security Metrics and Compliance
Focused on recommending and implementing methodologies to help states with cyber security metrics and compliance inventory, assessment and audit of their cyber security assets.
The workgroup has been working jointly with NASCIO to support the DHS' Nationwide Cyber Security Review.
Focused on facilitating cyber exercise programs for MS-ISAC and states' participation.
Education and Awareness
Focused on recommending development of new - or identification of existing - cyber security education, awareness and training content for states and localities. This includes recommendation of MS-ISAC program for annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
Focused on tracking all major legislation, rules and regulations across the country relating to cyber security issues. The workgroup has assembled a number of links and resources for further information.
Focused on serving as a key resource for the MS-ISAC in developing best practices for identifying new members across the SLTT domain, developing and distributing new methods for enhanced member engagement, as well as serving as a forum for new ideas on disseminating MS-ISAC information.
Focused on strategies for operational cyber security initiatives, both within the MS-ISAC, as well as at the state level. This includes recommendations of standards and procedures for incident reporting and response.
Focused on assisting state governments in identifying strategies for procurement of goods and services related to cyber security initiatives; facilitating opportunities for state and local joint procurement as well as identifying and recommending available grant opportunities.