PR Newswire on the Defense Security Information Exchange finally being formalized and named the Defense Industrial Base Information Sharing And Analysis Organization:

Following President Obama’s signature of Executive Order 13961 on cyber intelligence sharing, the Defense Security Information Exchange (DSIE) has officially incorporated as the Defense Industrial Base Information Sharing and Analysis Organization, the nation’s first organization named as an Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) since the release of the Executive Order.

The DSIE, which has been operating since 2008 as an industrial working group of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), is now a formal 501(c)(6) legal entity, and has appointed Carlos Kizzee as the organization’s new executive director.

Executive Order 13961 was enacted to encourage the voluntary formation of organizations to partner together and with the federal government to share information related to cybersecurity risks, enabling them to collaborate and respond to vulnerabilities in a timely manner. The executive order mandates that information sharing must be conducted in such a way that individual privacy and business confidentiality interests will be protected.

It will be interesting to see how the ISAO is both used by industry and leveraged by the government. I do not expect anything substantial to happen short-term, but long-term may prove quite different.