History of GRF

Global Resilience Federation is the evolution of 1998's U.S. Presidential Decision Directive 63 and 2003's Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7 which mandated that the public and private sectors share information about physical and cyber security threats and vulnerabilities to help protect critical infrastructure. Today GRF members span four continents, working to protect industries deemed critical by most world governments, and others that are vital to the global economy.  


That effort has expanded beyond the United States and critical infrastructure to encompass global organizations, vital industries, and supply chains.

As industry and threat actors both adapt, cross-sector sharing is a necessary progression in the security of our modern digital economy. In May 2017, GRF was reconstituted as a standalone company from a former Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) division to coordinate multi-industry sharing, and stand-up new sharing communities to be incorporated into that voluntary sharing architecture.

FS-ISAC is founded by financial services companies to share threat intelligence

FS-ISAC begins providing physical security reports to other sectors

FS-ISAC Board of Directors incorporates assisting other communities into the FS-ISAC Strategic Plan in response to requests from other industries

FS-ISAC establishes the Sector Services team to assist communities from other industries

FS-ISAC provides R-CISC with technology and support

Legal Services ISAO is launched by law firms and Sector Services team

ONG-ISAC and Sector Services partnership begins

Cross-Sector Sharing Community is established by Sector Services

FS-ISAC hosts 1st Cross-Sector Leadership Forum

Cross-Sector Sharing Protocol is established

EASE is launched by the utilities industry and Sector Services

GRF is established to further cross-sector sharing coordination among associated communities