WASHINGTON, DC— June 19, 2023 — The Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) today announced the election of Dave Beabout, Global CISO, NTT Security Holdings, to the organization’s board of directors; the re-election of Samantha Madrid, Group Vice President, Security Business & Strategy, Juniper Networks; and we also welcome Michael Sikorski, VP & CTO, Unit 42, Palo Alto Networks, as the new board member representing CTA Charter member Palo Alto Networks. Dave, Samantha, and Michael join CTA Charter member Board Directors Dr. Dorit Dor, Check Point Software Technologies, Ltd; Matt Watchinski, Cisco; and Derek Manky, Fortinet; along with elected Affiliate members Jaya Baloo, Rapid7, and Joe Chen, Symantec, Enterprise Division of Broadcom.
CTA’s Board oversees the organization’s efforts to improve the cybersecurity of the global digital ecosystem by enabling cyber threat intelligence sharing among the alliance’s membership community.
“I am very happy to welcome Michael Sikorski and David Beabout to the CTA board. They will bring a wealth of insight from their time in the cybersecurity industry,” said Michael Daniel, President and Chief Executive Officer of CTA. “I am also pleased to have Samantha continue her service on the CTA board. Her questions, feedback, and oversight have helped make CTA stronger as an organization.”
“I am honored and humbled to join the Board of Directors for the Cyber Threat Alliance. As a provider of critical infrastructure in multiple parts of the world, NTT has benefitted from and contributed to the ongoing collective power of shared threat intelligence,” said David Beabout, Global CISO for NTT Security Holdings and International Leader for Public Private Partnerships. “It is with unwavering passion that I join this esteemed organization, driven by a shared commitment to combatting ever-evolving cyber threats. I am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for CTA as I am confident our collaborative efforts will leave an indelible mark on the cybersecurity landscape.”
“It’s a privilege and an honor to be elected again to the board of the Cyber Threat Alliance. CTA’s mission to protect organizations, protect critical infrastructure and defend the digital ecosystem is one that’s always been extremely important to me,” said Samantha Madrid, Group Vice President of Security Business and Strategy at Juniper Networks. “I look forward to continuing my work with the board to further strengthen the security posture of organizations through the CTA activities and their members.”
“As a strong advocate for collaborative defense, I’ve witnessed firsthand the power of working together to strengthen our defenses against adversaries. That’s why I’m thrilled to share that I’ve joined the Board of Directors for the Cyber Threat Alliance,” said Michael Sikorski, VP & CTO, Unit 42 at Palo Alto Networks. “I’m honored to work alongside the CTA and its member companies to disrupt cyberattacks across industries and protect the global ecosystem. By
fostering collaboration, sharing insights, and leveraging collective knowledge, we can make a significant impact in creating a more secure world. We are stronger together in this fight.”
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CTA was founded by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., Cisco, Fortinet, McAfee, Palo Alto Networks, and Symantec, Enterprise Division of Broadcom. Membership also includes AT&T Alien Labs, Blueliv, Cloudbric, CUJO AI, CyberCX, Dragos, Gen, Juniper Networks, K7 Computing, Maltiverse, NEC Corporation, NETSCOUT, Nozomi Networks, NTT, OneFirewall, Panda Security (WatchGuard), Rapid7, Red Piranha, ReversingLabs, SANDS Lab, Scitum, SecureBrain (Hitachi), SecurityScorecard, SK shieldus, SonicWall, Sophos, TEHTRIS, Telefónica Tech, and Yoroi.
CTA is the industry’s first formally organized nonprofit group of cybersecurity practitioners that work together in good faith to share threat information and improve global defenses against advanced cyber adversaries. CTA’s mission is to facilitate the sharing of actionable intelligence and situational awareness about sophisticated cyber threats to improve its members’ cyber defenses, more effectively disrupt malicious cyber actors around the world and raise the level of cybersecurity throughout the Internet and cyberspace. The alliance is continuing to grow on a global basis, enriching both the quantity and quality of the information that is being shared across the platform. CTA is actively recruiting additional regional players to enhance information sharing to enable a more secure future for all.
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