The Industrial Control System Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ICS-ISAC) is the Public/Private center for information sharing regarding Industrial Control System (ICS) cybersecurity.
The ISAC structure was created under Presidential Decision Directive 63 (PPD-63) in 1998. The ISACs operate in “vertical” industry segments – such as Electricty, Water and Surface Transportation – or as “horizontal” organizations such as the Multi-State ISAC or IT-ISAC. ICS-ISAC is a horizontal ISAC with a mission to capture and transport critical cybersecurity information between vertical ISACs and impacted parties.
Industrial Control Systems are the electronic systems used to operate physical processes ranging from power generation and distribution to building operations, healthcare, transportation, manufacturing and agriculture. The United States Department of Homeland Security segments national Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR) into 18 sectors, each of which relies on the safe operation of Industrial Control Systems.
ICS Cybersecurity, Inc. established the ICS-ISAC with the support of industry organizations.