Cyber Threat Alliance appoints president, expands membership

Cyber Threat Alliance — founded by Fortinet, Intel Security, Palo Alto Networks and Symantec in 2014 — has begun expanding its operations.

The alliance's first project focuses on developing an automated threat intelligence sharing platform, alongside a general mission of advancing IT infrastructure and security.

Here are five recent updates on the Cyber Threat Alliance.

  • The alliance named Michael Daniel its first president. Mr. Daniel previously served as a cybersecurity coordinator for the White House.
  • In addition to the initial four organizations, Check Point Software Technologies and Cisco have been added as new founding members.
  • CTA has added new affiliate members, including IntSights, Rapid7 and RSA, who join existing affiliate members Eleven Paths and ReversingLabs.
  • The alliance's inaugural board of directors includes senior leadership representation from Check Point, Cisco, Fortinet, Intel Security, Palo Alto Networks and Symantec.
  • In January, CTA formally incorporated as a nonprofit.

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