Cyber Threat Alliance Welcomes SecurityScorecard as Newest Affiliate Member

WASHINGTON, December 16, 2020 — Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA), a nonprofit organization working to improve the cybersecurity of the global digital ecosystem, today announced SecurityScorecard joining as an Affiliate member, bringing CTA’s membership to 29 companies from across the cybersecurity industry. CTA is particularly excited to welcome SecurityScorecard as the first cybersecurity ratings company to join its roster. This continues to expand the number of security leaders working together to share threat intelligence for a stronger global security ecosystem.

“I am pleased to have SecurityScorecard as the newest member of the Cyber Threat Alliance,” said Michael Daniel, President and Chief Executive Officer of CTA. “They will add yet another viewpoint and source of shared data to CTA, while gaining insights from the data shared by other members. I know that they will contribute to CTA’s overall mission of improving the security of the digital ecosystem.”

“We are increasingly concerned with research revealing malware and ransomware threats being leveraged offensively against the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain. Thus, the call to join forces with other security companies and share threat intelligence has never been more urgent,” said Ryan Sherstobitoff, Vice President of Cyber Threat Research & Intelligence for SecurityScorecard. “We are excited to enter into a strategic partnership with CTA and its members to help improve the security postures of all organizations.”

The CTA’s members have chosen to share timely, actionable, contextualized and campaign-based intelligence with each other to improve their collective defenses against cyber adversaries. This shared information can be used to improve the members’ products and services to better protect their customers, more systematically thwart adversaries and improve the security of the digital ecosystem. As CTA continues to grow in membership, the quality of intelligence increases and members are able to take impactful and actionable insights to their customer base. CTA members protect customers across all continents and critical infrastructure sectors, and new members will help expand the information available to CTA members by generating new avenues of data, as well as further expanding our global footprint.

 

About the Cyber Threat Alliance

The CTA was founded by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., Cisco, Fortinet, McAfee, Palo Alto Networks, and Symantec. Membership also includes Alien Labs, Anomali, Dragos, IntSights, Juniper Networks, K7 Computing, NEC Corporation, NETSCOUT, NTT Security, OneFirewall, Panda Security, Radware, Rapid7, ReversingLabs, Scitum, SecureBrain, SecurityScorecard, SK Infosec, SonicWall, Sophos, Telefónica’s ElevenPaths, Verizon, and VMware. 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 SecurityScorecard

SecurityScorecard is the global leader in cybersecurity ratings and the only service with over a million companies continuously rated. Founded in 2013 by security and risk experts Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy and Sam Kassoumeh, SecurityScorecard’s patented rating technology is used by over 1,000 organizations for enterprise risk management, third-party risk management, board reporting, due diligence, and cyber insurance underwriting. SecurityScorecard continues to make the world a safer place by transforming the way companies understand, improve and communicate cybersecurity risk to their boards, employees and vendors. Every company has the universal right to their trusted and transparent Instant SecurityScorecard rating. For more information, visit securityscorecard.com or connect with us on LinkedIn.

 

Media Contact

Fehmida Bholat

fbholat@securityscorecard.io

+1 (310) 880-0750

 

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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.