The Faith-Based Information Sharing and Analysis Organization makes its media debut!

The Faith-Based Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (FB-ISAO) formed to provide Threat-Informed, Risk-Based, All-Hazards Information Sharing and Analysis for the Community of Faith

Places of Worship tend to be where large numbers of people gather at open-access facilities on a regular basis and on a predictable schedule. From a threat mitigation perspective, that is a less than ideal. Domestically and internationally, physical security threats from crime and extremism continue on a regular basis. Beyond the physical threats, the community contends with the all-hazards threat environment including: natural hazards; health threats; and increasingly faith-based organizations are exposed to an array of cyber threats – from donor data, to potential website and services disruptions, to the potential of having unsecured endpoints weaponized or held for ransom, among other evolving threats. More than ever, the community of faith needs a platform to come together, share, analyze and understand the threat environment, associated risks, and viable mitigation solutions. The Faith-Based Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (FB-ISAO) was founded in June 2018 to assist the community of faith enhance individual and collective risk management, as well as supporting this vital community in furthering the National Preparedness Goal. Bryan Ware, former CEO, Haystax Technology and a technology and national security expert, serves on the Advisory Board of FB-ISAO. Bryan said “FB-ISAO will help bring together leaders from the community of faith to share information, concerns, best practices, and other information in a trusted environment to help enhance both individual organizational and collective community security and resilience. In today’s environment, from extremists to cyber threats, we can’t operate in silos, neither as places of worship or other faiths. FB-ISAO will continue to help bring together the broad community of faith to work together to the betterment of our staff, our facilities, and all those who come to worship.”

Read the full release here.