Alliance provides actionable threat intelligence from contributing members
Mission to drive a co-ordinated industry effort against cyber adversaries
BARRACUDA Networks Inc, ReversingLabs, Telefónica, and Zscaler have joined the Cyber Threat Alliance, co-founded by Fortinet, McAfee Labs, Palo Alto Networks and Symantec, in the fight against sophisticated cyber adversaries.
The mission of the Cyber Threat Alliance is to drive a co-ordinated industry effort against cyber adversaries through deep collaboration on threat intelligence and sharing indicators of compromise, said the alliance in a statement.
While past industry efforts have often been limited to the exchange of malware samples, the Cyber Threat Alliance provides more actionable threat intelligence from contributing members. This includes information on zero-day vulnerabilities, botnet command and control (C&C) server information, mobile threats, and indicators of compromise (IoCs) related to advanced persistent threats (APTs), as well as the commonly-shared malware samples.
By raising the industry's collective actionable intelligence, alliance participants will be able to deliver greater security for individual customers and organisations.
“We appreciate the charter of the Cyber Threat Alliance and believe there should be closer collaboration across security researchers, industry, education and government. We look forward to sharing critical data across threat vectors that can be leveraged not only for delivering Total Threat Protection for our customers but also toward benefiting the community as a whole,” said Stephen Pao, general manager of security at Barracuda.
“Today’s security threats are more insidious and difficult to thwart than ever and they are outpacing the ability of organisations to protect themselves. The exchange of actionable threat intelligence fostered by the Cyber Threat Alliance is a critical step toward a new level of industry collaboration that will result in greater security for vendors and clients alike,” added Michael Sutton, vice-president of security research for Zscaler.
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