Motorola Creates Cyber Threat Information Sharing, Analysis Organization for Public Safety
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 | Comments

Motorola Solutions established a cyber threat information sharing and analysis organization (ISAO) for public safety.

The Public Safety Threat Alliance, a Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)-recognized ISAO, highlights Motorola Solutions’ commitment to public-safety organizations and the communities they serve, the company said. CISA, which falls under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), serves as the national coordinator for critical infrastructure security and resilience.

In accordance with the 2015 “Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing” executive order, ISAOs are groups focused on sharing information related to cybersecurity risks and incidents with membership drawing from the public and private sectors. With the establishment of the Public Safety Threat Alliance, members will be able to share and analyze information from multiple sources to proactively contribute to a stronger cybersecurity posture for the public-safety community, their constituents and other stakeholders, including government agencies and businesses.

“The establishment of the Public Safety Threat Alliance fills a critical void, creating a single entity entirely focused on the collection, analysis, production and sharing of actionable public-safety-focused cyber threat information and intelligence,” said Billy Bob Brown, Jr., CISA executive assistant director for emergency communications. “Now, the public-safety community is better equipped to focus their cyber threat intelligence and defense efforts on specific adversaries and their malicious cyberattacks.”

The Public Safety Threat Alliance will leverage information related to cybersecurity risks from across Motorola Solutions’ cybersecurity services, coupled with information from members and trusted partners including CISA, other ISAOs and nonprofits dedicated to sharing cyber threat intelligence, to generate actionable intelligence which will improve members’ cybersecurity posture, defense and resilience against ever-evolving threats to their no-fail public-safety missions.

“For example, it’s been reported that there was an 1,885% increase in ransomware attacks against governments worldwide in 2021,” said Scott Kaine, corporate vice president of cybersecurity, Motorola Solutions. “With cyber threats increasing in scope, scale and complexity, the Public Safety Threat Alliance can help to dramatically increase the efficacy with which intelligence is used to monitor, detect and respond to potential threats before they result in downtime of public-safety services.”

Membership in the Public Safety Threat Alliance is open to all public-safety agencies.

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