Frequently Asked Questions

What’s an ISAO?

Under Presidential Executive Order 13691, Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (ISAOs) are to:

  • Voluntarily disseminate critical cyber and related information
  • Communicate critical cyber and related information to help prevent, detect, mitigate or recover from the effects of a cyber systems’ interference, compromise or incapacitation
  • Analyze cyber-related information to ensure critical digital systems’ availability, integrity and reliability

If my organization shares information with an ISAO will it be penalized?

Executive Order 13691 is designed to PROTECT its participants (individuals and transportation organizations) against being penalized as they share information regarding cyber-related breaches, interference, compromise or incapacitation. Executive Order 13691 allows the Community & Transportation ISAO to:

  • Protect the privacy and civil liberties of individuals
  • Preserve business confidentiality
  • Safeguard the information being shared

What is the Secure Together Program?

Secure Together is the flagship program provided by the Community & Transportation ISAO in partnership with the International Association of ISAOs (IACI) and QIX. Secure Together allows local governments and transportation organizations to learn from each other in real-time, anonymously.

Who does the Community & Transportation ISAO help?

The Community & Transportation ISAO is the cyber intelligence community for transit agencies and their vendors and partners working together to meet regulatory requirements, reduce cyber risk and identify cyber threats in transportation.

The Community Transportation ISAO prioritizes the cyber-readiness needs of transportation agencies, smart cities, community governments, and their vendors and partners as their transportation information ecosystems (operational systems, enterprise information systems and subscribed systems) increasingly must accommodate technology-driven service delivery models and connected vehicles.

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Join the Community & Transportation ISAO and benefit from Secure Together

Contact the Community & Transportation ISAO Executive Director Kendra Siler, PhD at