Cyber Threat Alliance and IT-ISAC Sign Cooperative Working Agreement

Both entities will cooperate on threat intelligence and coordinate during cybersecurity incidents and emergencies

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2020 – The Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) and The Information Technology – Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC) have signed a working agreement to cooperate on threat intelligence and coordinate during cybersecurity incidents and emergencies.

CTA and IT-ISAC will engage in analytical exchanges on specific threats, trends, cyber incidents, reports, and research of mutual interest. They will coordinate and share threat intelligence when appropriate and relevant.

“Working with other cyber information sharing organizations like the IT-ISAC is an important part of CTA’s mission.  By collaborating with the critical sharing “nodes” across the digital ecosystem, we can improve our defense and resilience against cyberthreats. That’s why I welcome this agreement with the IT-ISAC and look forward to working with them to achieve our mutual goals,” said Michael Daniel, President and Chief Executive Officer of CTA.

“Since our founding twenty years ago, the IT-ISAC has built effective partnerships across the globe that help companies manage threats to their enterprises,” said Scott Algeier, Executive Director of the IT-ISAC.  “We are happy to add the Cyber Threat Alliance to our list of partners and look forward to collaborating with them on our common goal of protecting the information systems that propel the global economy.”

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 IT-ISAC

Founded in 2000, the mission of the Information Technology-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC) is to grow a diverse community of companies that leverage information technology and have in common a commitment to cyber security, and serve as a force-multiplier that enables collaboration and sharing of relevant, actionable cyber threat information, effective security policies, and practices for the benefit of all. The IT-ISAC augments member companies’ internal capabilities by providing them access to curated cyber threat analysis, an intelligence management platform, and a trusted forum to engage with senior analysts from peer companies. The IT-ISAC global membership base consists of leading companies from three critical infrastructure sectors—IT, food and agriculture, and elections. The IT-ISAC is recognized by the Department of Homeland Security and the IT Sector Coordinating Council as the IT sector’s designated information-sharing forum, and has helped industry and government respond to the world’s most significant cyberattacks over the past two decades. For more information about IT-ISAC, please visit: https://www.it-isac.org/.

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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.