Agencies issue 'shields up' advisory to DIB companies

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ARLINGTON, VA -- Hawk Carlisle, president and CEO of the National Defense Industrial Association, sent the following advisory Feb. 14 to the organization's 1,700 member companies, as asked by the Defense Department:

"The rising geopolitical tensions in Eastern Europe have prompted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency to issue a “shields up” advisory ( The defense industrial base is one of 16 official U.S. critical infrastructure sectors. Via a Defense Department communication received this morning, we encourage you to do three things.

  1. Heed the advisory.
  2. Report Cyber Incidents. DFARS 252.204-7012 stipulates a contractor’s requirement to rapidly report cyber incidents impacting Covered Defense Information and/or the ability to perform operationally critical support within 72 hours of discovery to For questions or more information, contact DCISE ( or call the 24/7 Hotline at 1-877-838-2174).
  3. Get Assistance and Partner. These three organizations can assist you.
    • DoD Cyber Crime Center’s (DC3) DoD- Defense Industrial Base Collaboration Information Sharing Environment –; 24/7 Hotline – 1-877-838-2174
    • National Security Agency’s Cybersecurity Collaboration Center –
    • National Defense Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ND-ISAC) – ND-ISAC is the official ISAC for the DIB Critical Infrastructure Sector recognized by DoD and DHS. The ND-ISAC is a private sector self-organized and self-governing entity; it is a trusted partner providing exceptional technical solutions and support to its members. Please email to contact the team or see ND-ISAC’s public-facing website at

Thank you for your continued support and collaboration. Please be vigilant."

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