While not a lobbying organization, the IT-ISAC does engage with global thought leaders on public policy issues relating to cybersecurity generally and information sharing specifically. Most recently, the IT-ISAC has been engaged in the implementation of President Obama's Executive Order to create a standards organization to develop best practices for information sharing and analysis organizations. The IT-ISAC is actively engaged in this initiative and has issued a set of public comments in response to Federal Register Notices seeking public input. Below are links to the IT-ISAC's comments and the comments of the IT Sector Coordinating Council.
The IT-ISAC supports advancing cybersecurity through industry-government partnerships. In support of this, the IT-ISAC helped to establish and serves on the Executive Committee of the IT Sector Coordinating Council. The IT Sector Coordinating Council serves as the principal entity for coordinating with the government on a wide range of critical infrastructure protection and cybersecurity activities and issues. Through this collaboration, the IT SCC works to facilitate a secure, resilient, and protected global information infrastructure
The IT-ISAC also was a founder of the National Council of ISACs, and the IT-ISAC Executive Director serves as its Vice Chair. Through the National Council of ISACs, the IT-ISAC has a dedicated and reliable way to share and receive information through the critical infrastructure community and to collaborate with analysts from the partner ISACs.