Multi-State ISAC Conducts Annual Meeting

August 11, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire
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The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) held its Annual Meeting August 8-10 in Nashville, Tennessee with nearly 150 participants in attendance. The event brought together MS-ISAC members, representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and industry experts to discuss challenges and solutions for addressing the cyber security threats facing state, local, territorial and tribal (SLTT) governments. The event was conducted in conjunction with the GFIRST Annual Conference, hosted by the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT).

The Annual Meeting opened with remarks by William Pelgrin, MS-ISAC Founder and Chair, who highlighted successes of the past twelve months, including the launch of the new MS-ISAC 7×24 Security Operations Center, through which nearly 80 billion cyber security logs were analyzed and 140 early warning advisories were issued last year. Pelgrin discussed the latest threats and challenges ahead, emphasizing the importance of information sharing and strong partnerships to strengthen cyber security while maximizing limited fiscal and staff resources.

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