The IACD Framework


For those interested in learning about IACD mission, Core Concepts, and our Spiral Histories, we provide summaries and lessons with videos and documentation


If you want to adopt the IACD framework in your organization, we provide high level guidelines, Technical Insights, and an Integrator Portal to help you familiarize yourself with IACD implementation and potential partners


We regularly post articles on IACD concepts and provide ready access to our press releases


To learn more about new trends and best practices for the practice of the IACD framework, attend one of our events

Latest IACD News

The Evolution of the Cybersecurity Ecosystem Journal is Now Available!

A Conversational Journal for Cybersecurity Automation; Some of the conversational topics include Artificial Intelligence, Business, Community, Ecosystem, and Operations. Check out what the community has to share, subscribe for updates, and submit your own contributions! For questions, email us at

IACD Community Logo Now Available!

In the last year and a half, the market has changed drastically and organizations have made the commitment to automation in cyber operations. There are now many operational deployments with organizations willing to share lessons learned with their peers.  Based on discussions with our members and partners, we have determined that the IACD community no longer requires a unique 2-day event hosted at JHU/APL in the future. As part of this transition, we are making available a new logo to represent IACD Community members. Members of the IACD Community can download and use this logo when discussing IACD in the future.

IACD Webinar - Security Orchestration Insights: Incident Response team @netflix

Swathi Joshi from Netflix's Security Incident Response Team shares insights on how they use security orchestration.


Integrated Cyber: May 2-3, 2019

Integrated Cyber is the premier cyber conference bringing together the Integrated Adaptive Cyber Defense (IACD), Automated Indicator Sharing (AIS), and Information-Sharing communities. 

The conference is hosted by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), in collaboration with the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Our goal is to dramatically change the timeline and effectiveness of cyber defense via integration, automation, and information sharing.

Integrated Cyber: October 2-3, 2018

The most recent Integrated Cyber event was held on October 2 and 3, at the Johns Hopkins University - Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, MD.  Two days of featured speakers and breakout sessions on the themes of “Connecting People and Organizations to Communities” and “Actionable Information Sharing”, vendors showing off how they implement the Integrated Adaptive Cyber Defense (IACD) Principles, and opportunities to socialize. Slides and videos are now available here!

High-Benefit/Low-Regret Automated Actions as Common Practice

Organizations should focus on when to take an action in an automated manner instead of whether the action should be automated. A benefit vs. regret matrix can highlight where automated actions are appropriate and where they may not be the best approach to mitigating threats and vulnerabilities. Focusing on identification of low-regret actions, even with uncertainty about the risk, can improve the efficiency of operations personnel and tremendously scale up appropriate automation of response actions.


Financial Sector Pilots

IACD is teaming with the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS ISAC) to operationalize the Integrated Adaptive Cyber Defense framework for cybersecurity automation, orchestration and information sharing.