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DHS Names University of Texas as Info Sharing Standards Organization

CyberStockThe Department of Homeland Security has picked the University of Texas at San Antonio as an Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations standards organization.

Andy Ozment, assistant secretary of cybersecurity and communications at DHS, announced Thursday the university’s ISAO designation following a competitive selection process.

“ISAOs will contribute greatly to our national efforts to expand the breadth and speed of cybersecurity information sharing, which in turn is key to our shared effort to reduce the prevalence and impact of cybersecurity incidents,” said Ozment.

The University of Texas will collaborate with existing ISAOs, federal agencies and operators of critical infrastructure to establish standards for ISAO functions.

ISAOs are meant to facilitate cybersecurity information sharing efforts between the private sector and government.

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