An Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) is a member-driven non-profit organization that serves as the focal point for collection, analysis, and dissemination of risk and threat information among its members. The concept was created in response to a Presidential Decision Directive 63 (PPD-63) signed May 22, 1998, in which the U.S. Federal Government asked each critical infrastructure sector to establish a sector-specific organization to facilitate the sharing the threat, risk, and vulnerability information between the members and between the government at that sector. This concept quickly outgrew the U.S. government focus and now serves the sector globally.
The Media and Entertainment ISAC (ME-ISAC) is the ISAC serving the media and entertainment sectors, which includes the companies which produce all live or recorded print, audio, video, and other content; companies that produce print, audio, video, digital, or other advertising; companies that distribute that content via live performance, radio, television, cable, or Internet broadcast; companies that produce video, physical, or other games; and venues that provide amusements, rides, shows, or other entertainment. The ME-ISAC serves as the focal point to enable collaboration and sharing on a wide range of issues that are specific to these sectors as well as those that are common to all sectors.