The Research and Education Networks Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC) serves over 620 member institutions within the higher education and research community by promoting cybersecurity operational protections and response.
REN-ISAC member institutions benefit from Security Event System (SES) threat intelligence and other automated data collection and sharing tools to enable informed decisions about threats and events, as well as peer assessment services to improve the institution’s overall security posture. We offer members daily cybersecurity news reports, alerts and advisories, analysis reports of cybersecurity threats and mitigation, and an active, interested community of subject matter experts who provide feedback on practices and standards. We foster professional training and development through monthly webinars, regional workshops, and an aggregate purchasing program with the SANS Institute.
REN-ISAC also acts as the Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) for the research and education community at large, including non-members.