As part of its mission to disrupt malicious cyber activity strategically and to raise the level of cybersecurity across the digital ecosystem, CTA collaborates with a broad range of organizations that are ineligible for membership, as well as individual thought leaders.

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Type of Partnerships

CTA’s partnerships fall into three general categories, including the invitation-only CTA Champions program.

Contributing Allies

Our Contributing Allies program allows partners to have a broad, formalized, and ongoing relationship with CTA across various areas of mutual interest. These partnerships involve collaboration on cyber incidents and key cybersecurity topics.

Supporting Partners

CTA collaborates across specific areas of mutual interest with our Supporting Partners on research, advocacy, policy development, mutual promotion, and events.

CTA Champions

CTA Champions are individuals from industry, academia, and beyond who are passionate advocates for CTA’s mission and goals. This is an invitation-only program. From left to right, Freddy Dezeure, Patrick Donegan, Andrew Grotto, Rick Howard, Mark McLaughlin, Chandra McMahon, and Craig Newmark.

Partnership Eligibility Requirements

Unlike CTA members, our partners do not participate in governing CTA, setting CTA’s operational agenda, or establishing CTA’s policy / advocacy positions. However, like our members, they must also meet a set of objective criteria to ensure that they uphold CTA’s integrity and reputation:

  • Not creating undue security risks for CTA or our members
  • Respecting the rule of law, including international law as applied to cyberspace
  • Upholding widely agreed-upon norms of behavior in cyberspace
  • Not being listed on the United Nations Security Council Consolidated List or the United States Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control Sanctions List
  • For governments, agreeing to conduct their relationship with CTA through a network defense organization, such as an authoritative national CERT or CSIRT