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 56 states and territories, all 50 state capitals, all 78 Fusion Centers, over 1,000 local governments, many tribal governments. The MS-ISAC member organizations are a diverse group of public sectors that includes government, education, utilities, transportation, law enforcement 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 MS-ISAC Computer Emergency Response Team (MS-ISAC CERT) comprises highly trained staff who are able to assist you with a cybersecurity incident. MS-ISAC CERT can provide malware analysis, reverse engineering, log analysis, forensics analysis and vulnerability assessments. The Incident Response service is available to all SLTT entities – MS-ISAC membership is not required.
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 the completion of a membership agreement, which sets forth the responsibilities of members to protect information that is shared.
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.