Cybersecurity Collaborative A CyberRisk Alliance Community
With new cyber threats emerging every day, ICMA has partnered with the National Association of Counties (NACo) to strengthen local governments’ cybersecurity efforts. The Cybersecurity Collaborative will provide members of ICMA with access to top tier technology security professionals, information, intelligence, best practices, and other resources to prepare for, prevent, and mitigate cybersecurity threats.

About the ICMA Cybersecurity Collaborative

The ICMA Cybersecurity Collaborative increases the access to information, intelligence, best practices, and resources that creates an agile, cooperative ecosystem. The collective purpose of this network is to proactively strengthen America’s counties, cities, towns, and villages to better defend and protect their constituents from cyberattacks by connecting the private and public sectors together. In partnership with NACo, we seek to deliver the Cybersecurity Collaborative across the country to address cybersecurity as a cohesive community. This community currently includes chief information security officers (CISOs) from industry leading companies such as JPMorgan, IBM, McDonalds, and Aflac; former CISOs from Verizon, Grant Thornton, and Kellogg’s, as well as a growing number of county and city participants.

ICMA Cybersecurity Collaborative Partnership Merits

  • Serves to extend the ICMA mission while making members smarter, stronger, better equipped, and better prepared for cybersecurity incidents.
  • Provides critical news, intelligence, training, events, and other cyber-risk resources.
  • Engages the community on the subject of cybersecurity.
  • Provides access to a trusted network of peers.

Features of the Platform

  • Daily security news and security alert portal.
  • Peer‐to‐peer exchange through community discussion.
  • Real‐time security task forces and SWAT teams.
  • Online training, webinars, and live tech demos.
  • Security research and report repository.
  • Membership directory.

Benefits of the Cybersecurity Collaborative

  • Task Force Working Groups: Member-only Collaboration to develop tools and solutions free of vendor or analyst influence
  • CISO Rapid Response: On-Demand collaboration with CISOs to help you solve your most pressing challenges including secure direct messaging
  • Tool & Policy Library: CISO developed tools and policies to develop and strengthen your security program
  • Morning Security Reports: Real-time situational awareness curated and emailed to members every morning free of ads
  • Virtual Briefings & CISO Boardrooms: Closed-door, private briefings with CISOs and national security leaders for unique insights on threats, policy, and solutions
  • Leadership Development Program: 12-week program developed in partnership with General Colin Powel and the Professional Development Academy

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“I think the Collaborative is the best source of information and resources I have access to. Plus, as a member, my staff gets access to all the information as well. The 6:00 am feeds are faster than MSISAC, USCERT and routinely more informative. The people you get access to are phenomenal and the leadership academy is great as well.” - Michael Dent, CISO, Fairfax County
“Bring Your Own Device has been a big challenge for us. We joined the Cybersecurity Collaborative and they immediately provided me a set of guidelines and a checklist for how to implement BYOD. The document was Best of Breed output from a task force that a group of Fortune 1000 security teams created. I was able to use this without needing to spend the time and money it would have taken to (re)create the wheel myself.” - Raghu Seshadri, Director of Information Technology, Jefferson County Public Schools

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