Leading Organisations Join the Cyber Threat Alliance to Combat Advanced Cyber Threats

It has been announced that Barracuda Networks, Inc., ReversingLabs, Telefônica, and Zscaler have joined the Cyber Threat Alliance in its efforts to gain an advantage in the fight against sophisticated cyber adversaries.

Co-founders of the industry's first cyber threat alliance Fortinet, McAfee Labs, Palo Alto Networks and Symantec welcome the new contributing members to combat the increasing volume of cyber threats worldwide.

The aim of the Cyber Threat Alliance is to drive a coordinated effort against cyber adversaries with deep collaboration on threat intelligence and sharing indicators of compromise.

The addition of these leading companies will be well received in the enterprise space, as cyber attacks can be particularly damaging to organisations whose corporate data and sensitive information is targeted. These types of threats are becoming increasingly worrying with the rise in vulnerabilities brought on by mobile devices, and mobile activity in the workplace, that is not adequately secure.

The Cyber Threat Alliance provides more actionable threat intelligence than past industry efforts which have been limited to the exchange of malware samples. This will include information on zero-day vulnerabilities, botnet command and control server information, mobile threats, and indicators of compromise related to advanced persistent threats.

By raising the industry's collective actionable intelligence, alliance participants will be able to deliver greater security for individual customers and organisations.

"Telefônica firmly believes that the collaboration against cybercrime with leading companies in the security practice will lead us to a better cyber-resilience in the digital world. We are excited about the opportunity to work with the CTA members. Our internal capabilities together with our Cyber Security services based on digital intelligence that Telefônica has been developing for many years, will add value to this alliance and will boost CTA member's knowledge for better collaborative protection," said Pedro Pablo Pêrez, Cyber Security Director of Telefônica, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world.

Monday, February 16, 2015.