CISA Expands the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative to include Industrial Control Systems Industry Expertise
CISA Director Jen Easterly announced today the expansion of the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC) to include Industrial Control Systems (ICS) experts—security vendors, integrators, and distributors—to further increase the U.S. government’s focus on the cybersecurity and resilience of industrial control systems and operational technology (ICS/OT).
Companies initially joining the JCDC-ICS effort include Bechtel, Claroty, Dragos, Emerson, GE, Honeywell, Nozomi Networks, Schneider Electric, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Siemens, and Xylem, as well as several JCDC Alliance partners.
Cyber threats to the systems that control and operate the critical infrastructure we rely on every day are among our greatest challenges. The destruction or corruption of these control systems could cause grave harm to the nation, which is why their security and resilience must be a collective effort that taps into the innovation, expertise, and ingenuity of the ICS community.
With the expansion of the JCDC, CISA will be able to leverage its evolving JCDC platform to plan, exercise, and collaborate with industry leaders, the better to drive down risk to the systems and technology we rely on so greatly as a nation.
The JCDC-ICS will build on the existing platform of the JCDC by taking advantage of the knowledge, visibility, and capabilities of the ICS community to develop plans that protect control systems, inform U.S. government guidance on ICS/OT cybersecurity, and contribute to real time operational fusion across private and public partners in the ICS space. More information about CISA’s work with the ICS community is available at cisa.gov/ics.
To learn more about the JCDC visit cisa.gov/jcdc.
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