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Maryland ISAC to Align State, Local Partners With Cyber Intel

The newly announced MD-ISAC aims to provide actionable cyber intelligence to counties, cities, towns and public schools to help them identify and head off potential cybersecurity threats.

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Maryland has launched an information sharing and analysis center (ISAC) aimed at providing actionable intelligence to help government entities within its borders better thwart potential cyber attacks.

The new Maryland ISAC (MD-ISAC) will feature a staff of cyber threat intelligence analysts who will “develop and curate information that can help prevent successful cyber attacks against Maryland and its local government partners,” according to a Jan. 9 press release.

“This is more than repackaging already-shared and outdated bulletins. This drives meaningful reduction in cyber risk,” state CISO Chip Stewart said in a press release statement.

Counties, cities, towns, public school systems and others are encouraged to join. Interested parties can get more information by emailing from their official government email addresses.

“The approach that we’ve taken is to be proactive in finding the holes and tools that cyber criminals could use to launch a successful attack — and then working to close those doors before they have the opportunity to exploit it,” Stewart said.