PORTAGE, MI – The National Council of Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (NCI) has welcomed the Tribal Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Tribal-ISAC) as one of 28 Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs) across the nation to be a named member of the council that was formed in 2003 and also includes National Defense ISAC, Space ISAC, Health ISAC and MS-ISAC, among others.
“On behalf of everyone at Tribal-ISAC, we thank the NCI for this recognition,” said Adam Morrison, Tribal-ISAC Steering Committee Member and CIO with the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. “We look forward to being an engaged member of the National Council of ISACs and working together to continue to bring awareness to the importance of security knowledge sharing.”
The Tribal-ISAC is dedicated to improving the overall security posture of the nation’s federally recognized sovereign Native American tribal governments, their operations and enterprises, including Alaska Native communities, villages and organizations with an emphasis on cyber security, and including all-hazard threats and risks.
“Membership in the NCI is an important accomplishment for the Tribal-ISAC,” said Mike Day, Tribal-ISAC Steering Committee Member. “We are proud of the recognition and excited to announce this to our entire nationwide community. We understand that the recognition as a member of the NCI is also a recognition of the very important role all Native American and Alaska Native communities have in protecting the critical infrastructure across the U.S. Together, we can engage, access and share more critical security information and best practices in a secure manner that respects tribal sovereignty while meeting the core goals of improving the security posture of each tribe and the entire country.”
Launched in 2020 by tribes and for tribes, the list of benefits and subsequent capabilities of the Tribal-ISAC are expected to grow significantly over time. The community fosters a collaborative environment for tribes to safely and securely share and mitigate threat information, share best practices, and serve as a nationwide conduit and platform for security information sharing.
NCI is a coordinating body designed to maximize information flow across and among key private and non-federal critical infrastructures and with the federal government. “We look forward to having the Tribal-ISAC join the NCI to ensure continued coordination to best meet the needs of tribal communities,” said Carlos Kizzee, Chair of the National Council of ISACs membership committee and Senior Vice President of MS-ISAC Strategy and Plans. “The more we share and work together as ISAC organizations, the more we will be able to enhance the security and resilience of our members.”