Cyber Threat Alliance and FS-ISAC Sign Cooperative Working Agreement

Both entities will cooperate on threat intelligence and collaborate on future cybersecurity exercises

WASHINGTON, January 30, 2020 — The Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) and The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), which represent cybersecurity companies and the financial services sector, have signed a working agreement to cooperate on threat intelligence, coordinate during cybersecurity emergencies and collaborate on future cybersecurity exercises.

CTA and FS-ISAC will engage in analytical exchanges on trends, specific threats, incidents and research of interest to both organizations. In addition, they will coordinate and share threat intelligence as necessary and appropriate.

“We are very excited to join forces with FS-ISAC, and for the opportunity this presents for all of our members,” said Michael Daniel, President and Chief Executive Officer of CTA. “Given our missions, it only makes sense for us to work together for a more secure digital ecosystem. We’re excited about this partnership and the ability to have a broader view of the changing threat landscape than each have separately.”

“We look forward to collaborating with CTA to deepen the intelligence we share with our members in the financial sector,” said Steve Silberstein, Chief Executive Officer of FS-ISAC.

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 (AT&T Cybersecurity), Dragos, IntSights, Juniper Networks, K7 Computing, Lastline, NEC Corporation, NETSCOUT Arbor, NTT Security, Panda Security, Radware, Rapid7, ReversingLabs, Scitum, SecureBrain (A Hitachi Group Company), SK Infosec, 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 FS-ISAC

The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) is an industry consortium dedicated to reducing cyber-risk in the global financial system. Serving financial institutions and in turn their customers, the organization leverages its intelligence platform, resiliency resources, and a trusted peer-to-peer network of experts to anticipate, mitigate and respond to cyberthreats. FS-ISAC has nearly 7,000-member firms with users in more than 70 countries. Headquartered in the US, the organization has offices in the UK and Singapore. To learn more, visit www.fsisac.com.

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Author: Michael Daniel

As President and CEO of CTA, Michael Daniel leads the team and oversees the organization’s operations. Prior to joining the CTA, Michael served from June 2012 to January 2017 as Special Assistant to President Obama and Cybersecurity Coordinator on the National Security Council Staff. In this role, he led the development of national cybersecurity strategy and policy, and ensured that the U.S. government effectively partnered with the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and other nations.