MS-ISAC® Membership FAQ
Who can join the MS-ISAC?
Membership is open to all U.S. SLTT government entities.
Who are the members?
The MS-ISAC currently includes representatives from all 50 states, all 50 state capitals, all 79 Fusion Centers, hundreds of local governments, several tribal governments and U.S. territories. There are a total of over 2500 MS-ISAC member organizations across a diverse group of public sectors that includes government, education, utilities, transportation, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
How do I join?
Not an SLTT entity? You can still benefit our from publicly-available MS-ISAC Daily Tips, white papers, and other resources.