Partnerships and Collaboration
At CISA, partnership and collaboration are our foundation and the lifeblood of what we do. Information sharing and cooperative action – across both public and private sectors – is essential to our goal of raising the nation’s collective defense. The private sector owns and operates a majority of our nation's critical infrastructure, and partnerships between the public and private sectors that foster trust and effective coordination are essential to maintaining critical infrastructure security and resilience. Through these partnerships, we facilitate a team environment where two-way information sharing of critical threat information, risk mitigation, and other vital information and resources is quick, seamless and actionable. This mutual commitment to information sharing through our trusted partnerships is essential to the protection of critical infrastructure and to furthering cybersecurity for the nation.
As the national coordinator for critical infrastructure security and resilience, CISA has developed and implemented numerous information sharing programs to promote resources and tools that help our partners build security and resilience. These programs include awareness and outreach campaigns like the annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CAM) and broader national awareness programs that offer partner toolkits. Through these programs, CISA develops and shares substantive information with the private sector and with state, local, tribal, and territorial governments.
Recognizing cybersecurity threat actors are not constrained by geographic boundaries, CISA fosters relationships with international partners to promote collaborative information sharing, cybersecurity best practices, and partnership models across the globe.
Cyber Innovation Fellows Initiative
Senior technical experts from across the private sector can apply to embed on CISA’s cybersecurity teams for their professional development benefit, and to the benefit of CISA’s growing mission space.
Public-Private Partnership Councils and Committees
Executive leaders and security experts from Critical Infrastructure Sectors meet regularly in national forums to exchange threat information, coordinate risk reduction efforts, and address the Nation's security challenges. The National Infrastructure Protection Plan describes how government and private sector participants in the critical infrastructure community work together.
Advisory Councils and Committees
Executive leaders from the public and private sectors offer their expertise on policies and strategies for protecting the nation's critical infrastructure.
Critical Infrastructure Sector Partnerships
Industry and government councils serve the Nation's 16 critical sector. CISA serves as a risk advisor and plays an overarching coordination role across all the sectors.
Cross-Sector and Coordinating Councils
Industry and government leaders collaborate in national councils to address cybersecurity and physical security threats to critical infrastructure.
Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC)
CISA's flagship collaborative unifies cyber defenders from organizations worldwide. The JCDC is a diverse team of cross-industry organizations that proactively gather, analyze, and share actionable cyber risk information with group members.
Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (ISAOs)
Information on past ISAO meetings, future engagements, published Federal Register Notices, public comments, and other engagement materials.
Sector Risk Management Agencies
Each of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors has a designated Sector Risk Management Agency.
Tribal Emergency Communications Program
The CISA Tribal Emergency Communications Program supports Native American and Alaska Native tribes through consultative engagement, outreach, advocacy, technical assistance, and inter- and intra-agency coordination.
Grants for State & Local Governments
Funding from the Grant Program helps eligible entities address cybersecurity risks and threats to information systems owned or operated by—or on behalf of—state,
Stakeholder Engagement Strategic Plan
CISA developed the Stakeholder Engagement Strategic Plan to coordinate a unified approach to stakeholder engagement and partnerships that strengthen whole-of-nation operational collaboration and information sharing.
National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS)
NICCS connects government employees, students, educators, and industry with cybersecurity resources and training providers throughout the Nation.
Regional Partnerships and Mission Collaboration
To build and strengthen regional partnerships, CISA works with both voluntary and regulatory personnel and programs supporting states and regions.
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