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Energy Analytic Security Exchange (EASE)

Intelligence sharing communities are recognized as one of the best defenses against cyber threats and attacks. And organizations are no longer alone in this hostile environment – members are ‘trust-sourcing’ threat indicators for analysts to research, scrub and anonymize, yielding actionable intelligence for dissemination in real and near-real time. EASE provides intelligence and information sharing services to utilities companies and organizations related to the electric grid.

For more information or to apply for membership, please contact: membership@energy-ase.com

Benefits of Joining EASE

 

Benefit
 
Description
Access to Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) and Related Intelligence Products checkmark-0002.png Sources include: trusted government partners, affiliated vendors, community members, cross-sector partners, other ISACs/ISAOs, and open source analysis and research.
Ability to Submit Cyber or Physical Threat Information: Anonymously or with Attribution checkmark-0002.png Submissions taken via email, phone, or community portal. Submissions are analyzed and shared as Cyber Incident (CYI), Cyber Threat (CYT), Collective Intelligence (COI) and/or Request for Information (RFI) regarding threats or industry specific information.
Sector Specific Alerts checkmark-0002.png Intelligence products specifically derived through special agreements with Trusted Partners to provide sensitive reporting for alerts relevant to the community. Sources include: government partners, international partners, and other intelligence producing organizations.
Sector Specific Vulnerability Reports and Analysis checkmark-0002.png Community vulnerability reports on threats and possible exploits to critical systems identified as important by community members.
Cross-Sector Sharing with other affiliated ISACs/ISAOs checkmark-0002.png Cyber and physical threat alerts and notifications from cross-industry partners, through established lines of communication that abide by approved procedures and community agreements.
Critical Information Notification System (CINS) checkmark-0002.png The Critical Information Notifications System contacts members during incidents which could have significant impact on their industry. Includes notifications via text, phone, and email.
Participation in a Community Listserv checkmark-0002.png Participation in a community listserv allows users to share and collaborate, with attribution, on topics of interest to the membership.
Access to a Sector Exclusive Portal checkmark-0002.png The community portal provides a platform for sharing cyber and physical threat intelligence, in real and near real-time. Intelligence that members share and receive includes actionable threat information, vulnerabilities, and advisories from community members, cross-sector partners, affiliated vendors, and government partners.
Customizable Portal Notification Profile  checkmark-0002.png The portal allows members to tailor their experience, letting them manage how they send or receive alerts and notifications. Roles can be assigned based on individual needs or organizational requirements.
Community-Only Chat Function checkmark-0002.png The portal chat allows private discussion with other community members or groups on best practices, challenges, or issues of concern.
Community-Only Document Repository checkmark-0002.png Within the portal, members can access a repository which includes best practices, security reports, surveys, meeting minutes, and community guidelines and agreements.
Access to a Community Member Directory checkmark-0002.png Members can access a Member Directory to reach out to peers for assistance, or to exchange threat information and mitigation techniques.
Ability to Survey an Entire Community checkmark-0002.png Ability to submit surveys to other community members on a wide range of topics to support your organization’s security programs. Results are typically presented at the Monthly Membership Call and sent to every member within the community.
Ability to Send/Receive Requests for Information (RFIs) within a Community and Trusted Partners checkmark-0002.png RFIs allow members to leverage help and advice from a broader community, including other industry sectors which face similar threats to their businesses. RFIs allow access to a wider range of information to support protection and mitigation.
Access to Member Meetings, Events, and Networking Opportunities checkmark-0002.png Available to members and scheduled throughout the year.  Events include training, workshops, and networking gatherings.
Participation in Member Committees checkmark-0002.png Member Committees and Working Groups are member driven efforts to improve the community's security posture and enhance capabilities by coordinating responses and proposing policies and best practices.