NDISAC Membership Overview

NDISAC MEMBERSHIP

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The National Defense Information Sharing and Analysis Center™ (NDISAC™) is the national defense sector’s non-profit organization formed to enhance the security and resiliency of the defense industry and its strategic partners. The NDISAC provides defense sector stakeholders a community and forum for sharing cyber and physical security threat information, best practices and mitigation strategies and is developed to serve as the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) sector’s critical infrastructure protection operational coordination mechanism.

NDISAC Membership

NDISAC offers three different membership levels: Premium, Prime and Affiliate. These different memberships are portrayed by the pentagonal rings in our NDISAC logo, a direct representation of the Pentagon and a symbol of our national defense. Each of these memberships maintain access to different services, data, and collaborative engagements.

Premium Membership

Premium is the top level of NDISAC membership. Membership includes access to all NDISAC service offerings, events, activities, working groups and communities. Premium Membership is the only level for possible participation in the DIB sector’s cyber security threat center of excellence, the Defense Security Information Exchange (DSIE). DSIE is the highly-selective, highly-active trusted community for DIB organizations. Premium Membership includes:

  • Unlimited access to all NDISAC events, activities and training
  • Unlimited active participation in working groups and communities of trust
  • Eligibility for DSIE membership
  • Free or discounted service offerings
  • Exceptionally selective against criteria for high activity and high-quality sharing and collaboration
  • Privileges and services of lower tiers

Prime Membership

Prime is our middle membership level. Membership includes access to our communities of trust, where different NDISAC member communities can create a separate environment to collaborate and share information. The NDISAC Cyber Threat Collaboration (NDISAC-CTC), a community which fosters development, application and sharing of cyber intelligence, is an example of one these segmented communities. Prime Membership includes:

  • A set number of free attendances to NDISAC events, activities and training
  • Unlimited active participation in working groups and communities of trust
  • Eligibility for NDISAC-CTC membership
  • Free or discounted service offerings
  • All privileges and services of Affiliate Membership
  • Access to threat and industry best practice products and information in the NDISAC portal
  • Access to all working groups, ongoing collaboration, products, activities, and dialogue in the NDISAC portal

Affiliate Membership

Affiliate Membership is available to any organization relevant to national defense. Members will be on the alerts list and will have access to best practices and USG sourced information and information on programs and initiatives valuable and

NDISAC Membership Benefits:

  • Access to all-hazards threat intelligence
  • Peer-to-Peer security collaboration with other defense companies
  • Mentoring relationships with mature security teams
  • Shared services and resources
  • Best practices
  • DFARS compliance assistance
  • Alerts, notifications and warnings on relevant threats to the industry
  • Latest government threat advisories and recommendations
  • Cyber security analyst training opportunities’
  • Defense industry working groups
  • Service offerings geared for DIB companies and their suppliers

relevant to the DIB. Affiliate Membership includes:

  • Discounted attendance to NDISAC events, activities and training
  • Access to working group finished products
  • Participation to working groups by invitation only
  • Free or discounted service offerings
  • Vetted for nexus to DIB
  • Receive set alerts, warnings, and notifications of communities or working groups

Membership Eligibility

NDISAC membership is available to non-governmental organizations in, or relevant to, the DIB, including:

  • Defense manufacturers
    ── Manufacturer for the Department of Defense (DoD) – prime and major sub-prime
    ── Subcontractor to prime for manufacturing for DoD platforms

  • Defense industry suppliers
    ── Suppliers to DoD or defense manufacturers in support of DoD platforms (i.e. specialized DoD applications such as coatings, frames, bolts, etc.)

  • Defense industry services providers
    ── Service provider to manufacturers or suppliers in support of DoD platforms (specialized software and/or key operating system)
    ── IT support services to prime and/or DoD (MSSP)

  • Entities of relevance and value to the DIB
    ── High-trust, high-activity, and highly-competent threat sharing, analysis, and collaboration partners of other sectors
    ── Providers of ancillary services of critical significance to prime manufacturers and/or DoD (Financial, Info Services, etc.)
    ── Entities employing SMEs who can lead or significantly contribute to NDISAC via threat sharing, working group leadership/participation, or other efforts.

  • Any organization who provides services that may be critical to any of the above

Members of the DIB Sector Coordinating Council who represent the interests of DIB manufacturers or suppliers, and for whom those members are a majority of their membership may also be eligible for Affiliate Membership in the National Defense ISAC.

Join NDISAC today!

Joining the NDISAC is one of the best ways organizations can protect themselves and their employees against cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities while taking an active stance in safeguarding our nation’s critical infrastructure.

Contact Information

Contact us today to apply for membership.

Address
National Defense ISAC
1050 Connecticut Ave NW #500
Washington, DC 20036

Email
info@ndisac.org

Phone
(202) 888-2724

Website
www.ndisac.org

NDISAC Vendor-Partners

The NDISAC maintains a NDISAC vendor-partner relationship with select vendors who may not be eligible for NDISAC Membership, but who may add value to the organization or its membership by participation in some of its activities. Those may include some of the following:

  • Invitation-only access. Vendor-partners are generally only invited to specific portions of NDISAC events and activities for which their active participation will benefit NDISAC attendees.
  • Working groups. Vendor-partners may only participate in working groups as subject-matter expert invitees, and their participation may be limited to the portion of meetings focused on where their expertise is of value to particular working group deliverables or outcomes. Working group participation shall not include unlimited or unrestricted access to working group materials or outputs.
  • Services. Vendor-Partners may be approved to offer or provide services including data, alerts, notifications where discounted costs or enhanced services are made available to NDISAC members based on eligibility negotiated between NDISAC and the vendor-partner.

About NDISAC

The National Defense Information Sharing and Analysis Center™ (NDISAC™) is the national defense sector’s non-profit organization formed to enhance the security and resiliency of the defense industry and its strategic partners. The NDISAC provides defense sector stakeholders a community and forum for sharing cyber and physical security threat information, best practices and mitigation strategies and is developed to serve as the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Sector’s critical infrastructure protection operational coordination mechanism.

Formerly known as the DIB-ISAO, the NDISAC is the umbrella organization for the Defense Security Information Exchange (DSIE).NDISAC is recognized nationally within the US as the ISAC for the nation’s defense industry critical infrastructure sector by the Defense Industry Sector Coordinating Council, the US Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and the National Council of ISACs. For more information, visit www.ndisac.org.

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