CISA cybersecurity division releases TIES RFI
On November 16, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Cybersecurity Division posted a request for information (RFI) for Threat Intelligence Enterprise Services (TIES). Responses are due by 2:00 p.m. Eastern on December 19.
This RFI is being issued on behalf of CISA’s Cybersecurity Division (CSD) and Capacity Building (CB) sub-division for the development of Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) capabilities to be offered as a compendium of enterprise services to Federal, Intelligence Community, State and Law enforcement customers.
The purpose of this RFI is to assist the Government in conducting market research focused on identifying potential offerors as well as to gain feedback from industry partners who can develop or configure a Cyber Threat Intelligence Exchange Platform and provide integration to customized CISA applications and commercial threat feed.
CISA leads the national effort to defend critical infrastructure against the threats of today, while working with partners across all levels of government and in the private sector to secure against the evolving risks of tomorrow. CISA’s mission includes protecting the federal government’s networks and physical infrastructure, helping entities in the public and private sectors manage potential risk and enhancing public safety communications at all levels of government.
Capacity Building serves as CISA’s enterprise cybersecurity services management arm for national stakeholders and the lead for federal enterprise cybersecurity governance. CB enables its customers to manage cybersecurity risk by building their capacity to implement effective cybersecurity policies, tools, and procedures. CB helps stakeholders better manage cybersecurity risk by defining expectations for stakeholder cybersecurity; leading implementation and enforcement of cybersecurity requirements; managing CISA’s cybersecurity services portfolio; building capacity; and enhancing collective defense and readiness.
Members of the federal cyber ecosystem face barriers through all stages of the CTI lifecycle. Fragmented information about critical cyber threats reduces analysts’ abilities to effectively generate, use, and share CTI to make timely and informed decisions to support their missions. Critical CTI is spread across disparate feeds and exists in inconsistent data formats, which limits the collaboration needed to develop an accurate, shared threat picture. Further, the cyber maturity levels of participants in the CTI ecosystem vary widely.
To solve this, the CB Cybersecurity Shared Services Office (CSSO) is working to establish TIES. TIES will offer customers a suite of complementary CTI Services, Standards, and Guidance to improve their CTI production, utilization, and sharing capabilities. TIES will also allow customers to easily determine their needs (via self-assessments), research offerings, and procure and effectively use CTI services and tools.
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