Our mission: Share actionable intelligence

Who We Are

Our Principles

CTA intelligence sharing is grounded in five guiding principles.

  • FOR THE GREATER GOOD

    We protect customers, strengthen critical infrastructure, and defend the digital ecosystem.

  • TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE

    We prevent, identify, and disrupt malicious activity by rapidly sharing timely, actionable intelligence.

  • CONTEXT RULES

    We reward context sharing to identify an indicator and provide useful information about it.

  • RADICAL TRANSPARENCY

    We attribute intelligence to the member who submits it, but anonymize any and all victim and sensitive data.

  • YOU MUST GIVE TO RECEIVE

    We require all members to share a minimum amount of intelligence with the alliance to prevent the free-rider problem.

GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE

Charter members are guaranteed a seat on the Board and the six standing committees.
Affiliate members are eligible to participate in the standing committees and can be elected to one of three seats on the Board of Directors.

CTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Charter Members + 3 Affiliate Members
  • The CTA President reports to the Board

STEERING COMMITTEE

  • Each director appoints a representative to serve on the Steering Committee to facilitate Standing Committee-Board interactions

STANDING COMMITTEES

  • The CTA’s six standing committees guide key CTA activities and include both Charter and Affiliate Member representatives

COMMITTEES

ALGORITHM & INTELLIGENCE

Oversee the sharing algorithm and platform to incentivize valuable sharing.

MEMBERSHIP

Support new member recruitment and review all membership applications for approval.

COMMUNICATIONS

Inform marketing and PR activities in support of the CTA’s mission and objectives.

PUBLIC POLICY & STANDARDS

Serve as an advocacy arm to inform policy initiatives.

FINANCE & AUDIT

Provide budget oversight and serve an internal audit function.

SECURITY & OPERATIONS

Enhance and secure the CTA Platform and infrastructure.

The CTA can also form topic-specific working groups or other task-specific teams to address ad hoc challenges or opportunities as needed.

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