About CTA

About CTA

OUR PRINCIPLES

CTA intelligence sharing is grounded in five guiding principles.

  • FOR THE GREATER GOOD

    We protect customers, strengthen critical infrastructure, and defend the digital ecosystem.

  • TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE

    We prevent, identify, and disrupt malicious activity by rapidly sharing timely, actionable intelligence.

  • CONTEXT RULES

    We reward context sharing to identify an indicator and provide useful information about it.

  • RADICAL TRANSPARENCY

    We attribute intelligence to the member who submits it, but anonymize any and all victim and sensitive data.

  • YOU MUST GIVE TO RECEIVE

    We require all members to share a minimum amount of intelligence with the alliance to prevent the free-rider problem.

OUR AREAS OF FOCUS

The CTA maintains several standing committees and forms topic-specific working groups to address ad hoc challenges or opportunities.

  • ALGORITHM & INTELLIGENCE

    Oversee the sharing algorithm and platform to incentive valuable sharing.

  • MEMBERSHIP

    Support new member recruitment and review all membership applications for approval.

  • COMMUNICATIONS

    Inform marketing and PR activities in support of the CTA's mission and objectives.

  • PUBLIC POLICY & STANDARDS

    Serve as an advocacy arm to inform policy initiatives.

  • FINANCE & AUDIT

    Provide budget oversight and serve an internal audit function.

  • SECURITY & OPERATIONS

    Enhance and secure the CTA Platform and infrastructure.

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