Cyber Threat Alliance and CSIRT Asobancaria Sign Cooperative Working Agreement

Washington, July 20, 2020 – The Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) and the CSIRT Asobancaria have signed a working agreement to cooperate on threat intelligence and coordinate during cybersecurity incidents and emergencies. As part of its mission to disrupt malicious cyber activity strategically and to raise the level of cybersecurity across the global digital ecosystem, CTA collaborates with a broad range of organizations. We welcome CSIRT Asobancaria into our partnership program.

“We are very excited to have CSIRT Asobancaria as our first contributing ally headquartered in Latin America.  In order to combat malicious cyber activity, we need partners and allies from around the world to collaborate.  I am certain the CSIRT Asobancaria will be an excellent partner in our on-going efforts to raise the level of cybersecurity across the digital eco-system,” said Michael Daniel, President and CEO of the Cyber Threat Alliance.

“For CSIRT Asobancaria, as the Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) for banks in Colombia, it is an honor to be a part of the Cybersecurity Alliance CTA, and to collaborate and work together in reducing cyber-risk in the LATAM and Colombian financial system. We are convinced that a multi-stake holder and an international cooperation approach is the best way to meet today’s cybersecurity challenges for the financial and banking services and across all industries,” said Santiago Castro Gómez, CEO and President Asobancaria.

About the Cyber Threat Alliance

The Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA), founded by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., Cisco, Fortinet, McAfee, Palo Alto Networks, and Symantec, is an independent, not-for-profit organization that also includes AlienVault, NETSCOUT Arbor, Dragos, IntSights, Juniper Networks, K7 Computing, Lastline, NEC Corporation, NTT Security, Panda Security, Radware, Rapid7, ReversingLabs, Scitum, SecureBrain, SK Infosec, SonicWall, Sophos, Telefónica’s ElevenPaths, and Verizon.

CTA is the industry’s first formally organized 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. For more information about CTA, please visit: https://www.cyberthreatalliance.org/.

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About CSIRT Asobancaria

The Financial CSIRT Asobancaria is the financial sector incident response support team that encourages the collaboration of its members and the exchange of information to effectively tackle cyber threats. Our highly qualified team contributes to risk management and data security processes in order to create secure digital spaces.

The mission of CSIRT Asobancaria is to enhance the sector’s capacities to anticipate and mitigate risks derived from cyber threats through the exchange of information and cooperation with national and international organizations, be the focal point of the financial sector for the exchange of information on cyber threats under the principle of trust, and be the center of research and innovation that strengthens the prevention of threats to the sector. For more information about CSIRT Asobancaria, visit: https://www.asobancaria.com/csirt/.

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info@asobancaria.com

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Author: Jeannette Jarvis

As our Executive for Partnerships and Communications, Jeannette is responsible for CTA’s partnerships, branding, and communications efforts. Jeannette has worked in cybersecurity for 25 years, previously holding various senior leadership positions, including Director of Product Marketing at Fortinet and Director of Product Management at McAfee and Intel Security. She also served in leadership roles at Microsoft and Boeing. Jeannette is on the advisory board for Virus Bulletin, an international organization covering the global threat landscape.