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MAKING BUSINESS & INDUSTY SECURE


A Consortium led by...
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of Tennessee
Cisco Systems, 
Consolidated Nuclear Security
Sword & Shield Enterprise Security & ETEC

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MAKING BUSINESS & INDUSTY SECURE


A Consortium led by...
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of Tennessee
Cisco Systems, 
Consolidated Nuclear Security
Sword & Shield Enterprise Security & ETEC

 

"The Challenges in cyberspace...

are so broad...it is going to take a true partnership between the private sector,
the government and academia to address [them].”  

-- Navy Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander of the U.S. Cyber Command and NSA Director

 

That partnership describes CISC.

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Mission


To enable our members to effectively operate and protect their enterprises amid the reality of growing and persistent cyber-attacks.

Mission


To enable our members to effectively operate and protect their enterprises amid the reality of growing and persistent cyber-attacks.

About the Consortium

The Cyber & Information Security Consortium, LLC (CISC) has been formed by two of the Nation's leading research entities – the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, – along with Cisco Systems, Consolidated Nuclear Security Y-12, Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, the East Tennessee Economic Council and other private corporations to devise a strategy to position the region as a national leader in the development and deployment of cutting-edge cybersecurity technologies. 

To seed the creation of this community, it is imperative that the effort has broad support from key industry partners who are interested in securing their products, services, and data. Service providers are an integral resource as well.

VISION

  • Position our state as a nationally recognized center of competency in cybersecurity, building on existing private and government investments.
  • Position our members as world-class subject matter experts and innovators in cybersecurity.
  • Produce a mature pipeline of talented cybersecurity professionals from a broad and coordinated workforce development strategy employing universities, community colleges, high schools, and private occupational schools.
  • Maintain a mature entrepreneurial ecosystem focused on cybersecurity, producing a consistent stream of new commercial products and companies through intellectual property produced by our research institutions.
  • Serve as a national model, partner, and mentor for other regions in our nation to enable collaboration between different centers of competency in the cybersecurity effort. 
     

The Cyber & Information security Consortium intends to:

1.      Enable Peer Level Communication/Information Sharing among Cybersecurity Executives

2.      Facilitate Cybersecurity Workforce Development

3.      Inform and Educate the Public and Policy Makers on the Issues in Cybersecurity

4.      Support and Expand the Research, Development, and Entrepreneurship Efforts in Cybersecurity

For more details on how CISC plans to achieve these objectives click here or on the ABOUT US link.

    All industries are welcome:

    • Distributors
    • Educational Institutions
    • Entertainment 
    • Entrepreneurs
    • Equipment Providers
    • Financial
    • Food and beverage
    • Healthcare
    • Insurance
    • Legal firms
    • Manufacturers
    • Retailers
    • Service Providers
    • Shipping Companies
    • Telecommunications

    CISC MEMBERSHIP:

    Membership in CISC is motivated by “enlightened self-interest”. 

    • The cyber risk is too great for any organization to ignore. The cyber challenge is too broad to fight alone.
       
    • Tackling the cyber risk requires a broad partnership:  government, private sector, and academia.
       
    • CISC makes a great choice for a partner with its founding members: Oak Ridge National Laboratory; University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Cisco Systems; Consolidated Nuclear Systems Y-12; Sword & Shield Enterprise Security; East Tennessee Economic Council.

    The 3-Dimensions of Return on Investment (ROI)

    • Cybersecurity help now – The near term CISC objectives and work plan include immediate benefits in peer-to-peer communications and information sharing, workforce development, and education of policy makers and the public.
       
    • Community investment – The cybersecurity challenge is a long-term battle.  Joining the team and strengthening the effort is partly about being a good corporate citizen but it also increases the strength of your own individual efforts.
       
    • Recruitment investment – A strong cybersecurity ecosystem will consist of a strong pipeline of talented people.  Developing that pipeline in your own backyard is a cost-effective recruitment strategy.  Membership costs are likely less than the fees to hire one cybersecurity professional.

    Founding Members

    MEMBERS