Board member Chris Barber, who happens to live in CISA’s neighborhood, worked to develop a relationship and get NSITSP recognized on the national cyber security stage. I mentioned this in a previous announcement, and we’ve talked about it in our public meetings.
Now, in addition to being part of a committee and invited to various meetings, we’re getting unclassified information, from CISA, that we can share with our members. For example, today’s briefing included new information about China’s continued actions hiding malware in routers commonly used by small business. They’ve gotten pretty fancy by signing their malware and including valid certificates to make them harder to detect. But there are mitigations you can take.
How are we going to disseminate this information to you?
Chris has recruited Mark Jennings, (professional member) of OTX partners, to be our communication person for CISA information. Soon you’ll find that we have a new forum on our website where Mark will be sharing this relevant news with you. It’ll include a lot of cyber security research and news, but it will also include things like what CISA is doing policy wise that affect IT service providers and their clients. CISA doesn’t have the best track record on the later, and this was a big reason why we needed to get NSITSP recognized within CISA so our members can have a voice in future policy and publications.
I’m really pleased that we’re continuing to expand the value of your membership and getting NSITSP recognized at this level. Big thanks to Mark and Chris for making this happen for everyone.
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