Creating an ISAC/ISAO can have its challenges—from attracting members and finding new sources of information to use in creating intelligence, to developing sound sharing practices and understanding the legal requirements for this type of organization.

GRF staff have built highly trusted information sharing communities in the financial services, legal services, energy, and utilities industries.  By leveraging that extensive experience and those lessons learned, GRF is able to replicate a successful model and greatly reduce the challenges faced by new or growing communities.


  • Organizing your ISAC/ISAO

  • Establishing trust, processes, and standards

  • Sustaining a well-managed, fully funded, long-term organization

  • Attracting new members for more sharing

  • Facilitating intel exchange between members

  • Sourcing new intel streams from other relevant sectors and partners

  • Subject matter expertise and enriched analysis

“Creating sharing communities and driving their success is something GRF has turned into a step-by-step process, as I’ve seen at LS-ISAO. LS-ISAO has GRF’s well of experience to draw from when creating and implementing best practices, sharing protocols, or other seemingly minor but absolutely critical pieces necessary to create trust and further security for a community.”

- Matt Kesner, former Chief Information Officer at Fenwick & West LLP

“Partnering with staff from GRF to launch LS-ISAO provided for an easy, turnkey solution. We were able to leverage existing sharing protocols, vendor relationships and other administrative and operational processes to expedite the launch and development of the community. Because of GRF’s collocation of analysts and strong experience with cybersecurity threat sharing, we were able to immediately begin accessing, sharing and consuming actionable intelligence. We provided sector specific guidance, but they have the foundational process figured out.”

- Andreas M. Antoniou, Chief Information Officer at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP