Harris Miller, president of the Information Technology Association of America, which coordinated the development of the group, says that IT-ISAC will guard sensitive corporate information carefully.
The IT-ISAC group will share information with those other ISACs and eventually, perhaps, with the government, if industry is assured that its information will remain private.
group will join the two other computer-response teams funded with taxpayer money, both founded in the late 1980s: the Computer Incident Advisory Capability, run by the Energy Department; and the Computer Emergency Response Team, run by Carnegie Mellon University and funded by the government.
Formed in response to growing threats of cyber crime attacks, the IT-ISAC
will allow the IT industry to report and exchange information concerning electronic incidents, threats, attacks, vulnerabilities, countermeasures, best security practices and other protective measures.