Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative


The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) established the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC) in August 2021 to unify defensive actions and drive down risk in advance of cyber incidents. This goal of the JCDC model—which includes the public and private sectors as well as federal and SLTT governments—is to strengthen the nation’s cyber defenses through innovative collaboration, advanced preparation, and information sharing and fusion.

JCDC Mission and Core Functions


To lead collaborative, public-private sector cyber defense planning, cybersecurity information fusion, and the purposeful dissemination of cyber defense guidance to reduce cyber risk to and increase the resilience of our National Critical Functions.


A secure and resilient cyber ecosystem driven by public-private security partnerships focused on the collective defense of cyberspace.

JCDC provides the following core functions:

  • Coordinated operational planning and execution;
  • Collaborative cybersecurity information fusion and analysis; and
  • Production and dissemination of cyber defense guidance across all stakeholder communities.
A New Depth of Public-Private Partnership


JCDC brings together a multitude of partners to protect businesses, government agencies, and people against malicious cyber activity. These include

  • Public sector partners, including international partners, information sharing and analysis organizations and centers (ISAOs/ISACs);
  • Private sector partners, including private sector "alliance partners" from the cybersecurity community as well as critical infrastructure owners/operators;
  • Federal government partners, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI);
  • SLTT government partners; and
  • Cybersecurity researchers/experts.


Alliance Members

Our 21 Private Sector Alliance partners include:

  • Akamai
  • AT&T
  • AWS
  • Broadcom
  • Cisco
  • Cloudflare
  • Crowdstrike
  • Google Cloud
  • IBM
  • Juniper
  • Lumen
  • Mandiant
  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • SecureWorks
  • Splunk
  • Tenable
  • Trellix
  • Verizon
  • VMware
JCDC Capabilities and National Benefits


JCDC integrates the unique capabilities of its partners—including the private sector, federal agencies, and SLTT governments—to deliver the following:

  • Joint cyber planning—including deliberate and crisis action plans;
  • Integrated and institutionalized testing and assessments;
  • Common situational awareness, information fusion, and analysis;
  • Integrated cyber defense operations;
  • Unified and adaptive plans for cyber defense operations;
  • Flexible collaboration and coordinated development of timely, actionable cybersecurity guidance;
  • Multi-channel, multi-source delivery of information products and integrated cyber capabilities; and
  • Training and education.


Additional Resources


Contact Information


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