Saturday, May 21, 2016

DHS Announces CISPA Workshop – 6-9-16

The DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate published a meeting notice in Monday’s Federal Register (81 FR 32340-32341, available on-line today) for a workshop to discuss information sharing as related to Title I of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. The public meeting will be held on June 9th, 2016 in Arlington, VA.

The purpose of this meeting is to inform stakeholders and the public of CISA implementation issues. It will consist of a keynote address, formal presentations and panel discussions. Topics will include:

• What is CISA?
• What is the Automated Indicator Sharing (AIS) initiative?
• What are the privacy concerns around CISA and how are privacy protections built into information sharing?
• What is the benefit of participating in an Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) as it pertains to CISA?
• How does an organization (Federal or non-federal) connect and participate in AIS?

There is limited seating available at the venue so advance registration is required by emailing There is no indication that this workshop will be webcast.

There will be a period for public comments during the workshop. Written comments may also be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal (; docket # DHS-2015-0017). Written comments need to be submitted by June 2nd, 2016.

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