It’s never too early to protect your business!

Receive real-time cyber threat intel along with access to world class security diagnostic tools.

What are the benefits of joining Startup ISAO?

  • Receive real-time threat intel – empowering your business to stay one step ahead of the latest attacks.

  • Interact with a live community of cyber security professionals and adopt industry best practices.

  • Gain access to a set of custom cyber attack diagnostic tools and provide the best protection possible for your business.

    The best proactive defense is the identification of and access to security situational awareness “ACTIONABLE” intelligence and defensive measures information sharing, analysis, and coordinated response supported by best practice and education. Informed defenders are then empowered to protect multiple critical functions.


What is an ISAO anyway?

An ISAO is any collaborative entity created for the purpose of gathering, analyzing and sharing critical cyber and related information in order to better understand security problems and interdependencies related to cyber systems, protect privacy and civil liberties and advance cyber risk identification, protection detection response and recovery

  • 2015 Presidential Executive Order 13691, ‘Promoting Private-Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing’ – Defined US policy to address cyber threats to public health and safety, national security, and economic security. “Private companies, nonprofit organizations, executive departments and agencies, and other entities must be able to share information related to cyber risks and incidents and collaborate to response in as close to real-time as possible.”

  • The Executive Order authorized and encouraged the voluntary formation of private-sector-led ISAOs, organized on the basis of critical infrastructure sector, sub-sector, region, or any other affinity, including response to particular emerging threats or vulnerabilities.

  • The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA) and Supporting Guidelines – The CISA provides voluntary information sharing protections to encourage public- and private-sector entities to share cyber threat indicators and defensive measures with ISAOs while protecting classified information, intelligence sources and methods, and providing privacy, liability and civil liberties protections.

  • Sharing with an ISAO provides the private sector with liability, privacy, civil liberties, and other protections to share cyber threat indicators and defensive measures with each other, with their respective ISAO and with federal entities through ISAO authorization and collaboration with DHS, and coordination with state/local/tribal/territorial government (SLTT).


Apply today to join the Startup ISAO and one of our team members will reach out to you and get you onboarded on to our private internet.


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Help Startups by sponsoring the Startup ISAO

Your sponsorship support goes towards providing startups with free membership in the Startup ISAO. It also gives them the opportunity to apply to the Founders Institute Pre-Seed Accelerator in Santa Cruz, California and attend the program free of charge.

What are the benefits of becoming a Startup ISAO sponsor?

Your brand is highlighted to all startups within the community.

We can create scholarships in your organizations name to help startups become more secure and educated.

You are a full member of the Startup ISAO and get access to the same tools and intel that the Startups receive.

Over 85% of critical infrastructure is owned and operated by the private sector providing vast opportunities for startup companies Chemical, Commercial/Government Facilities, Communications, Dams, Defense, Emergency Services, Energy, Financial, Food & Agriculture, Health, IT, Manufacturing, Transportation, Water and Wastewater and much more.

Achieving security resilience for startup companies requires having the capacity and capability to respond to the complexity of risk. With your help we can do this!