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By Bruce Sussman
Tue | Jun 9, 2020 | 5:30 AM PDT

If you just Googled "What is CISA Central?" to find this post, you've probably heard about the new U.S. government initiative but are unsure what exactly it is.

Here is what we know.

What is CISA Central?

According to the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), CISA Central is as follows:

"...the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's hub for staying on top of threats and emerging risks to our nation's critical infrastructure, whether they're of cyber, communications or physical origin. 

CISA Central is the simplest, most centralized way for a critical infrastructure partners and stakeholders to engage with CISA, and is the easiest way for all critical infrastructure stakeholders to request assistance and get the information, you need to understand the constantly evolving risk landscape. 

Through CISA Central, CISA coordinates situational awareness and response to national cyber, communications, and physical incidents.

CISA works closely with public, private sector, and international partners, offering technical assistance, information security, and education to protect our nation's critical infrastructure from a broad range of current cyber, communication, and physical threats.

If you're already working with CISA through any one of our more specialized engagements, or if you're signed up for alerts or bulletins, those will all continue unaffected and for more specific work with CISA programs, such as working groups and sector partnerships, you should continue to engage in those relationships."

Is CISA Central replacing something else?

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency says CISA Central is offered in addition to its current suite of resources which are designed to help U.S. government agencies and private sector organizations increase their collective cybersecurity posture.

Here is the homepage for CISA Central.