Deborah Kobza

  • President
  • International Association of Certified ISAOs / Global Security Resilience Alliance (GSRA), USA

As President of the Global Security Resilience Alliance (GSRA) and the International Association of Certified ISAOs (IACI) including the IACI-CERT headquartered at NASA/Kennedy Space Center, FL, Mrs. Kobza serves as a security strategist, supporting operationalizing security resilience via strategic leadership and public and private national/international collaborative partnerships – supported by a global critical infrastructure public and private-sector actionable intelligence and defensive measures information sharing infrastructure (IACINet), security analysis, tools and technologies, OT Security Lab infrastructure, and coordinated response supported by the adoption of best practice (research, testing education).

Mission – Accelerating Security Resilience by Advancing Security Intelligence Information Sharing and Response within and across Public and Private Critical Infrastructure…Breaking Down Long-Standing Barriers and Silos.

Security Resilience Coordinated Response – Global Cyber First Responder Training & Certification, Alignment of Physical, Cyber and Cyber-Physical Response Protocols working in coordination and collaboration with US DHS/CISA, federal/state/local/tribal/territorial agencies, law enforcement/public safety, ISAOs/ISACs, academia, NGOs, and Associations.

Ms. Kobza helps support operationalizing ISAOs/ISACs – Working with pubic- and private-sector communities to operationalize critical infrastructure sector and sub-sector ISAOs and ISACs – Maritime & Port Security ISAO (MPS-ISAO), National Credit Union ISAO (NCU-ISAO), Mining & Metals ISAC (MM-ISAC), Population Health ISAC, Community Transportation ISAC, Wisconsin ISAO (WICTRA), Florida ISAO, Louisiana ISAO, Public Safety Threat Alliance (Law Enforcement, Public Safety), Smart Cities ISAO, Regional and Local ISAOs, etc.

Supporting implementation of Presidential Executive Order 13691 “Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing”, and for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Deborah served on the ISAO Standards Organization (SO) Leadership Committee and Co-Chaired of the ISAO Creation Working Group. She also serves as a Member of various DHS/CISA, Federal, Regional and Local Committees and Working Groups.

Prior Ms. Kobza was Founder and Executive Director of the National Health ISAC (NH-ISAC) from 2010 – 2015; supported development of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, supported the NIST National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), led development of a State Government IT Security Framework for US DHS (prior to the NIST Cyber Framework), Consultant for Public Safety/Law Enforcement, IV&V Consulting for the Pharma and Medical Device Industry, and provision of customized education and training for the public and private sector.


  • Cybersecurity Regulations, Best Practice and Minimum Standards

    As the threat of cyber-attacks by state actors grows ever higher and attacks by criminals and malicious rogue players continues unabated the need to put in place robust legislation and standards and best practice becomes all the more urgent. What is the latest on the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act and developing regulations around AI in cybersecurity?