Text Feed Help

Text Feed

The MS-ISAC Cyber Alert Level Indicator is available as a text-based feed. The following fields are available in the text feed:

  • Alert Level Indicator Level ("low","guarded","elevated","high","severe")
  • Alert Level Indicator Color ("green","blue","yellow","orange","red")
  • Alert Level Indicator Description - full text description of Cyber Alert Level Indicator
  • New Advisory Indicator - ("true","false") - indicates if a "new" advisory has been published. An advisory is considered "new" if it is less than 4 days old.
  • Daily Cyber Tip - Title of our Cyber Tip-of-the-Day

How to access the feed data

  • For Help with this feed (the page you are seeing) specify the URL parameter "help":
    https://feeds.cisecurity.org/text
  • Default Feed:
    https://feeds.cisecurity.org/text - this feed will show the current alert level color and the new advisory indicator
  • To customize the feed to show specific fields, specify the URL parameter "keys" along with a list of the following items {level,color,description,advisoryalert,tip} Examples:
    • text?keys=level,description - this feed will show the current alert level and the full description text
    • text?keys=color,description - this feed will show the current alert color and the full description text
    • text?keys=level,color,description - this feed will show the current alert level, color and the full description text
    • text?keys=level,color,description,advisory alert,tip - this feed will show the current alert level, color, the full alert level description and a flag indicator if there is a new advisory and the Cyber Tip-of-the-Day Title

Note you can choose any combination of keys to use - you do not have to use them all