While the federal government grapples with multiple pieces of legislation aimed at sharing information on cyber threats, it is not surprising that states will now get into the fray.

Governor Terry McAuliffe of Virginia announced this week the creation of Virginia’s Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO), touted as a collaborative effort of the Virginia Cyber Security Commission, the Virginia Cyber Security Partnership and the Virginia Information Technologies Agency and the private sector to collect and analyze critical infrastructure information for stakeholders to understand and combat cybersecurity risks. The effort will “help develop standards and best practices for information-sharing with the private sector.”