The Cyber Resilience Institute (CRI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization engaged in resilience activities and programming designed to build cyber capacity in communities, and to achieve outcomes in protecting critical infrastructure/key resources throughout the United States. Our mission is to help communities build operational and sustainable Private-Public Partnerships (PPPs) and cybersecurity information sharing environments centered on enabling market forces.
CRI is a national organization that also forms international partnerships. We advance initiatives and partner in the advancement of community and regional initiatives that are innovative and demonstrate capacity-building outcomes associated with Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (ISAOs) and Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs), particularly concerning the knowledge, workforce, trade-craft and build-out of cyber threat intelligence sharing capabilities.
CRI is the primary sponsor of the Sports-ISAO program and the event-based pop-up security operations centers (SOC) that have been stood-up in support of major global sporting events. An outgrowth of CRI’s efforts with the Sports-ISAO has been the creation of the c-Watch program which provides apprenticeship opportunities within the SOCs for aspiring cyber threat hunters.
The Cyber Resilience Institute has a mission of promoting the buildout of cyber capacity at community levels, as a strategy to address the Down Market Gap (DMG). The DMG refers to the lack of appetite for cyber spend below the enterprise market, and the resulting low level of cyber hygiene in communities across the country, particularly among small and mid-sized businesses. This gap presents systemic risk because of the supply chain and the interconnectivity and interdependencies of all Internet users.