MS-ISAC® Membership FAQ
Who can join the MS-ISAC?
Membership is open to all U.S. SLTT government entities.
Are there any requirements to join?
The only requirement is agreement to the Terms and Conditions, which outlines a member’s responsibilities to protect information that is shared.
Can other members of my organization join?
Yes. Each organization designates a “Primary Member” who is then responsible for authorizing additional individuals in their organization to become members.
Does MS-ISAC work with federal agencies, private sector groups, and the other ISACs?
Yes. The MS-ISAC works closely with federal partners at DHS, along with Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Secret Service and others to better share information on emerging threats. The MS-ISAC also has strong relationships with major internet service providers, cybersecurity firms, researchers, and software developers.
What are the benefits of MS-ISAC membership?
Membership benefits include direct access to cybersecurity advisories and alerts, vulnerability assessments and incident response for entities experiencing a cyber threat, secure information sharing through the Homeland Security Information Network (HISN) portal, tabletop exercises, a weekly malicious domains/IP report, multiple DHS initiatives, CIS SecureSuite Membership, MS-ISAC National Webinar, and more.
Are there any educational or training resources available?
Yes. In addition to advisories and information bulletins regarding the latest cyber threats and vulnerabilities, the MS-ISAC provides a variety of educational, awareness, and training resources and opportunities.
Can the MS-ISAC help me with a cyber incident?
Yes. The Cyber Incident Response Team (CIRT) provides SLTT governments with malware analysis, computer and network forensics, malicious code analysis/mitigation, and incident response. External vulnerability assessments are also available post a cyber incident. This service helps victims of cyber incidents to check if their remediation efforts have been effective.
What does it cost to join the MS-ISAC?
There is no cost to join the MS-ISAC. It is primarily supported by the DHS to serve as the central cybersecurity resource for the nation’s SLTT governments.
Not an SLTT entity? You can still benefit our from publicly-available MS-ISAC Daily Tips, white papers, and other resources.