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FS-ISAC announces Legal Services Information Sharing & Analysis Organization

Reston, VA and New York, NY – 19 AUGUST, 2015 – The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) today announced the official launch of the Legal Services Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (LS-ISAO) Services for law firms.

Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations are industry-specific and enable member organizations to properly and effectively share information within a community to prevent and respond to cyber and physical risks, vulnerabilities, and threats.

The LS-ISAO is a member-driven organization and will create a trusted community among eligible law firms while building upon existing security-focused practices in the legal industry.  The legal community has engaged FS-ISAC to provide services based on best practices and technologies. This collaboration enables faster implementation of capabilities and the ability for LS-ISAO to focus on its core mission of actionable sharing between members.

“FS-ISAC brings expertise gained from 15 years of operations and is committed to the greater good of sharing of information pertaining to physical and cyber vulnerabilities and threats both inside our sector and for other sectors when needed. At the request of the legal sector, we are  partnering with law firms to accelerate the community’s ability to improve its resiliency. As re-enforced by the recent Executive Order on Information Sharing, a strong community defense model is the future of cyber security,” said Cindy Donaldson, Vice President of Products and Services, FS-ISAC.


The ongoing development of LS-ISAO Services will be based on membership growth and engagement. The benefits to eligible members joining LS-ISAO will initially include:

➢        Participation on intelligence sharing list servers providing relevant and actionable threat alerts, vulnerabilities and advisories from vendors and government agencies

➢        Member to member sharing utilizing best practices

➢        Monthly highlight reports

➢        Monthly member calls

➢        Member submission capabilities on threats and vulnerabilities

➢        Crisis notifications and coordination

➢        Access to FS-ISAC conferences

As specific membership thresholds are met, additional services and benefits are expected to include: 

➢        Access to collaborative portal services providing anonymous, secure sharing of threat, vulnerability, and security awareness Information

➢        Utilization of threat intelligence automation

➢        Membership survey capabilities


The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) is a non-profit corporation that was established in 1999 and is funded by its member firms.  The FS-ISAC is a member-driven organization whose mission is to help assure the resilience and continuity of the global financial services infrastructure and individual firms against acts that could significantly impact the sector’s ability to provide services critical to the orderly function of the global economy.  The FS-ISAC shares threat and vulnerability information, conducts coordinated contingency planning exercises, manages rapid response communications for both cyber and physical events, conducts education and training programs, and fosters collaborations with and among other key sectors and government agencies.

About LS-ISAO Services

The mission of the Legal Services Information Sharing and Analysis Organization Services, or LS-ISAO Services, is to share timely, relevant, actionable cyber and physical security information & analysis among law firms to help protect the community from cyber and physical threats that impact the resilience, integrity and stability of member institutions and the ability to provide services critical to the community. This mission is accomplished by disseminating and sharing trusted and timely information to Members. This information increases knowledge about physical and cyber security operating risks faced by the community.


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