Texas Government Code, Section 2054.0594 mandates the creation of an information sharing and analysis organization (ISAO) to provide a forum for state agencies, local governments, public and private institutions of higher education, and the private sector to share information regarding cybersecurity threats, best practices, and remediation strategies.
The Texas ISAO (TxISAO) came into existence in 2019 as a loose collection of entities working together to help improve security around the state. TxISAO is now working on better ways to disseminate information to all interested organizations. This expansion is planned to occur in multiple phases, beginning with publicly available mailing lists.
If you are a member of an organization that operates within Texas and wish to receive our alerts, you can sign up on the
Mailing List Information page.
Reported threats are researched by various members, including the Texas Department of Information Resources, Texas A&M University System, University of Texas at San Antonio Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security, and University of Texas at Austin.
Member organizations across the state have put together guidance documentation and resources for use, including documentation that can be adapted to the use of all Texas organizations.