Overview: The CSIA was launched in February 2004 with the mission of improving cyber security through public policy initiatives, public sector partnerships, corporate outreach, academic programs, alignment behind emerging industry technology standards, and public education. The CSIA had committees in the areas of public policy, education and alliances, awareness, and standards. CSIA initiatives included: coordinating with the Department of Homeland Security to promote information-sharing between business and government on cyber-threats; improving corporate governance of information security; improving Federal procurement practices and guidelines; identifying gaps in cyber security R&D; collaborating with U.S. and international standards development organizations to support emerging technology standards and specifications that will serve to enhance cyber security; supporting existing campaigns to improve awareness of cyber security, including the National Cyber Security Alliance; supporting academic programs such as the Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, and building workforce development programs; and pursuing U.S. Senate ratification of the Council of Europe's Convention on Cyber-Crime. *CSIA merged with AeA (formerly the American Electronics Association), the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) and the Government Electronics & Information Technology Association (GEIA) to form Tech America.
Specifications: Not available
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Current Status: Inactive
Last Updated: February 26, 2014