Global Resilience Federation is the evolution of 1998's U.S. Presidential Decision Directive 63 and 2003's Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7 which mandated that the public and private sectors share information about cyber and physical security threats and vulnerabilities to help protect critical infrastructure. In May 2017, GRF was reconstituted as a standalone company from a former Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) division to coordinate multi-industry sharing, and stand-up new sharing communities to be incorporated into that voluntary sharing architecture.


That effort has expanded beyond the United States and critical infrastructure to encompass global organizations, vital industries, and supply chains. GRF members span five continents, working to protect industries deemed critical by most world governments, and others that are vital to the global economy.  

As industry and threat actors both adapt, cross-sector sharing is a necessary progression in the security of our modern digital economy.

  • 1999

    FS-ISAC is founded by financial services companies to share threat intelligence

  • 2012

    FS-ISAC begins providing physical security reports to other sectors

  • 2014

    FS-ISAC Board of Directors incorporates assisting other communities into the FS-ISAC Strategic Plan in response to requests from other industries

  • November 2014

    FS-ISAC establishes the Sector Services team to assist communities from other industries

  • March 2015

    Sector Services team provides RH-ISAC with technology and support

  • August 2015

    Legal Services ISAO is launched by law firms and Sector Services team

  • September 2015

    ONG-ISAC and Sector Services partnership begins

  • July 2016

    Cross-Sector Sharing Committee is established by Sector Services

  • October 2016

    Sector Services hosts 1st Cross-Sector Leadership Forum

  • December 2016

    Cross-Sector Sharing Protocol is established

  • February 2017

    EASE is launched by the utilities industry and Sector Services

  • May 2017

    Sector Services team reconstituted as Global Resilience Federation, an independent company, to further cross-sector sharing among affiliated communities

  • May 2017

    FS-ISAC, LS-ISAO, EASE and ONG-ISAC become first GRF member communities

  • August 2017

    H-ISAC becomes a GRF member community

  • December 2017

    RH-ISAC becomes a GRF member community

  • March 2018

    NRF's Retail ISAO becomes a GRF member community

  • May 2019

    ProSIX becomes a GRF member community

  • June 2019

    DNG-ISAC becomes a GRF member community

  • October 2019

    OT-ISAC becomes a GRF member community