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Cyber security is of vital importance to U.S. economic well-being. In 2008, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff named cyber security one of the nation's four top security issues, as well as a significant area of focus for the new administration's national security team.
Cyber Security Information Presented at the April 22, 2010 AIA Southeast Regional Meeting
AIA is partnering with the Internet Security Alliance (ISA), to provide members with daily alerts and access to information and tools to help identify threats to your company's IT infrastructure. ISA is a nonprofit forum for information sharing and thought leadership on information security issues. This service will provide a built-in early warning system regarding significant and potentially damaging threats to your IT system, one of the most critical operational elements of any company today.
As part of this new benefit, AIA members can utilize a number of valuable information resources on cyber security:
AIA aims to establish an industry-wide cybersecurity strategy to meet information protection requirements. In 2009, AIA implemented recommendations for an industry-wide cyber security strategy, developed and implemented a Cyber Security Communication Plan, Published a Venn Diagram of cyber security efforts, consolidated and published AIA member security checklists for publication and ocused on SMC & cyber security by collaborating on value and approach, published point paper.
In the near future, AIA aims to complete a market survey of available cyber security standards and recommend cyber security standards for AIA members. AIA will assess the adoption of cyber security standards, and continue to dissemenate the Cyber Security Communication Plan.