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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… Read More

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Smarter Cybersecurity Thinking: Disruption Through Analysis

Previously in this series of blog posts, we discussed the steps that organizations can use to improve their cybersecurity and we looked at how cybersecurity companies need to share information to enable more effective network defense. When cybersecurity companies share contextualized technical indicators at speed and at scale and use… Read More

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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… Read More

Guest Blogs

The Value of Collaborative Threat Intelligence Sharing

Written by Ken Xie, Fortinet, Founder, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) In today’s digital economy, speed and efficiency are essential. So is the ability to access data from anywhere and from any device. These demands are forcing the network to change, increasing the amount of data… Read More

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Smarter Cybersecurity Thinking: What Companies Need to do Internally

As we noted in a recent blog post, “The Smarter Way to Think About Cybersecurity,” many organizations subscribe to the myth that cybersecurity is a technical problem for which there should be a technical solution. This mindset is problematic because it drives companies to try to buy their way… Read More

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… Read More

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. Read More

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… Read More