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The ISAO Standards Organization is a non-governmental organization established October 1, 2015, and led by the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) with support from LMI and R-CISC. Our mission is to improve the Nation’s cybersecurity posture by identifying standards and guidelines for robust and effective information sharing and analysis related to cybersecurity risks, incidents, and best practices.
Our breakfast will provide insights on what an ISAO is, does, and will mean for our region. The establishment of ISAOs allows communities of interest to share cyber threat information with each other on a voluntary basis, resulting in an effective ISAO Ecosystem. ISAOs may also, if they choose, participate in existing federal cybersecurity information sharing programs, providing access to near-real-time cyber threat indicators. The goal is to create deeper and broader networks of information sharing nationally that foster the development and adoption of automated mechanisms for the sharing of information to elevate the security of the Nation.
Join us to see how you can get involved and support the establishment of information sharing standards for the St. Louis region. Government, corporate and academia are all encouraged to attend as we all play an important part of making the model successful.
We are honored and excited to have the leader of ISAO development join us for this event!
Guest Speaker – Rick Lipsey
Rick Lipsey serves double duty as the Deputy Director of the ISAO SO, while also working as the Senior Strategic Cyber Lead for LMI. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Analysis from Miami University, and a Master of Arts in Management and Procurement from Webster University. He also earned a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the Air War College, where he graduated with academic distinction. In addition, he holds a CISSP certification and is an active life member of the Armed Forces Communications-Electronics Association (AFCEA).
Mr. Lipsey has deep cyber roots. He served 28 years in the United States Air Force where he distinguished himself in providing strategic leadership in the application of communications, computer, networking, and cybersecurity capabilities to meet operational mission requirements. In addition to assignments with six operational communications units, he served as the Director for C4 Systems for Air Force Central Command, where he was responsible for all deployed Air Force cyberspace capabilities in the CENTCOM area of responsibility. He also served on the staff of U.S. European Command, where he led the establishment of DoD’s first combatant command Network Warfare Center. In his final assignment, he served as Vice Commander of 24th Air Force, the Air Force component of U. S. Cyber Command, which is responsible to extend, operate, and defend the Air Force portion of the DoD global network, as well as to plan and conduct full-spectrum cyberspace operations.