Critical Infrastructure Threat Information Sharing Framework: A Reference Guide for the Critical Infrastructure Community

How are threats to critical infrastructure shared in real-time? Who is responsible for sharing threat information? To address these questions and to build a basic framework, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) has released the Critical Infrastructure Threat Information Sharing Framework: A Reference Guide for the Critical Infrastructure Community, a resource for critical infrastructure owners and operators, as well as other private sector, Federal, and state, local, tribal and territorial government partners that share or need access to threat information.

This Framework describes the current processes used to facilitate the flow of threat information between and among all entities involved in the critical infrastructure security and resilience mission, and provides an overview of the key threat information-sharing entities that facilitate the sharing process. The intention is to help critical infrastructure owners and operators and other entities better understand where and how to participate in receiving and sharing threat information with information-sharing hubs. The Framework includes descriptions and contact information for key threat information-sharing entities, as well as case studies that show how threat information sharing works in practice.