The Industry

CTA Actions Around VPNFilter

On May 23, 2018, Cisco’s Talos Group released a blog on a new sophisticated modular malware system called “VPNFilter.” This malware is targeting networking equipment all over the world and has recently begun a large-scale infection of devices in Ukraine. VPNFilter is troubling for a number of reasons, as…

Best Practices

CTA’s Strategic Objectives: Protect. Disrupt. Elevate.

Since our founding last year, we’ve been busy. Our membership has more than doubled by growing from six to seventeen members; sharing on the platform has increased in terms of total volume and in the amount of context included; and we have built up our staff to support the mission. We’ve…

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Smarter Cybersecurity Thinking: What Companies Need to Consider Externally

In our post last month, we talked about what companies need to do internally to adopt a holistic, long-term risk management approach to cybersecurity. The big takeaways were five steps companies can take to drive down their individual cybersecurity risks to a more manageable level. If more companies implemented…

CTA News

Growing the CTA Team

2017 was an important year for CTA: We hired our first full- time employees (myself included), welcomed eight new members into the organization, and have hit a milestone of sharing at least 65,000 STIX™ packages per day on the platform. As we look to increase our footprint within the industry…

The Industry

Meltdown and Spectre: What you need to know from CTA

In recent weeks, critical vulnerabilities in modern computer processors were disclosed that affect nearly every piece of computing hardware currently in use. These vulnerabilities, known as Meltdown and Spectre, could be used to allow an attacker to access sensitive information stored in the memory of programs running on your device.

The Industry

Are You Ready for the Evolution of Ransomware?

Ransomware once again posed a major threat in 2017, as cyber criminals continued to demonstrate just how effective a tool it is to make money. But 2017 also saw ransomware evolve, as malicious actors combined ransomware with self-propagating worms with the intent to damage data and systems instead…

CTA News

Join CTA to Make the Internet a Safer Place

The year has been marked by increasing cybercrime, numerous major global cyber attacks, and steadily rising risk to our critical infrastructure. Industry experts know these trends will only continue to worsen. Never has the need been greater for cybersecurity leaders to join forces to mitigate the major risks…

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You Must Give to Receive: How Sharing Can Prevent the Next Big Attack

It’s time for the cybersecurity industry to stop talking about information sharing.   Before you get out the flamethrowers, though, let me add – it’s time for the cybersecurity industry to start doing information sharing. More specifically, the industry needs to share threat intelligence at speed…

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Cybersecurity Leaders Must Work Together to Take on Tomorrow’s Threats

As businesses and world leaders try to answer the latest security threats while also preparing for what lies ahead, working together has never been more important. Cybercrime will cost the world $6 trillion per year by 2021, based on findings by cybersecurity research firm Cybersecurity…