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Virginia Forms First State-Level Cyberthreat Intel-Sharing Organization

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced Virginia's new Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO).

The Commonwealth of Virginia today became the first state to set up a cyberattack threat intelligence-sharing organization.

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Commonwealth of Virginia has formed its own Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO). 

'Virginia’s ISAO is our logical next step in building on the outstanding work of the Virginia Cyber Security Commission, Virginia Cyber Security Partnership, Virginia Information Technologies Agency, and the cybersecurity efforts of so many other public- and private-sector partners throughout the Commonwealth," Governor McAuliffe said. 

Virginia's secretary of technology Karen Jackson said today at the RSA Conference: "With Governor McAuliffe’s leadership of both the National Governors Association (NGA) Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee, and the NGA Resource Center for State Cybersecurity, it just makes sense for Virginia to leverage our existing and future information sharing efforts by creating the first state-level ISAO."

For the full announcement from the Governor's office, read here.