The Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) announced the appointment of Michael Daniel as the organization’s first president and its formal incorporation as a not-for-profit entity. Additionally, founding Members Fortinet, Intel Security, Palo Alto Networks, and Symantec announced the addition of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. and Cisco as new alliance founding Members. Together, the six founding Members have contributed to the development of a new, automated threat intelligence sharing platform to exchange actionable threat data, further driving the CTA’s mission of a coordinated effort against cyber adversaries.
· The CTA incorporated as a not-for-profit in January 2017 and appointed Michael Daniel as its first President in February. Daniel was formerly Special Assistant to the President and Cyber security Coordinator for the White House.
· The CTA has expanded to include Check Point Software Technologies and Cisco as new founding Members who joined pre-incorporation.
· The CTA’s inaugural Board of Directors includes the CEOs and senior leadership of six major cybersecurity vendors: Check Point, Cisco, Fortinet, Intel Security, Palo Alto Networks and Symantec.
· The CTA outlines its corporate purpose as a not-for-profit: to share threat information in order to improve defenses against cyber adversaries across member organizations and protect customers; to advance the cybersecurity of critical IT infrastructures; and to increase the security, availability, integrity and efficiency of information systems.
· The first CTA project as a standalone entity is the development and rollout of a new, automated threat intelligence-sharing platform that enables Members to integrate real-time, actionable intelligence into their products to better protect global customers.
· In addition to expanding its founding Members, the CTA has added new affiliate Members, including IntSights, Rapid7 and RSA, who join existing Members Eleven Paths and ReversingLabs.