The IT SCC has five standing working groups.
Botnet Mitigation Working Group:
Botnets and automated, distributed attacks threaten our nation’s Internet infrastructure. To address these threats, the Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security have developed a roadmap that charts a path forward including coordination among government, civil society, technologists, academics, and industry sectors to develop a comprehensive strategy for fighting these threats. The ITSCC has played a leading role in this coordination by becoming the first sector to systematically map contacts in the industry to each of the 50+ areas of effort in the roadmap. As this work moves forward, the ITSCC can continue to play a leading role by coordinating our response with DHS, Commerce and the other interested industry sectors.
Cloud Security Working Group:
The Cloud Security working group would look to build off of work completed over the last two years, including a focus on providing guidance for government and critical infrastructure transitions to cloud environments. In addition, the working group can provide input to CISA as it looks to move more federal civilian agency security services into the cloud.
Emerging Technologies Working Group:
The Emerging Technologies working group is intended to cover any new and emerging technologies being utilized or implemented across US Government agencies and critical infrastructure for which security is a concern including but not limited to 5G, Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing. The ITSCC would provide advice and guidance to DHS and/or other relevant agencies based on industry views and expertise.
Small and Medium Size Businesses Working Group:
The SMB Working Group will focus on identifying challenges and opportunities facing IT sector SMBs in areas including, but not limited to: adoption of cybersecurity best practices in industry and government such as the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, COVID-19 and its impact on the IT SMB community, supply chain risk assessment, management and governance, emerging technologies (e.g. 5G) and implications for IT SMBs; providing insights and recommendations that help government and industry enhance planning and policy development activities; and developing resources that are useful for the IT SMB community.
State, Local, Tribal, Territorial Government Working Group:
Identify key trends such as software defined networking, device consolidation, and hyperscale computing that can help resource-constrained state, local, territorial, and tribal (SLTT) governments implement IT modernization and cybersecurity enhancements. Construct use cases that explain these technologies in a vendor-agnostic fashion and demonstrate how these capabilities can be applied to a range of SLTT missions to enhance efficiency and security.