In an important move for a digital security leader, NEC has joined the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA).
It’s a kind of intelligence network for digital security, and a surprisingly new one at that, founded less than two years ago, in January of 2017. It initially started as a nonprofit organization with six members: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., Cisco, Fortinet, McAfee, Palo Alto Networks, and Symantec; now, there are 20, including NEC, with all committed to openly sharing information between themselves about viruses, hack attacks, and other digital threats.
According to a statement announcing NEC’s participation in the group, member organizations can receive up to 65,000 “Structured Threat Information Expression”, or “STIX”, packages each day through the CTA network.
It’s only fitting that NEC should join such an organization. The company is a leader in cutting-edge security technologies including biometrics and video analytics, with business activities including cooperation with high-level government authorities. Much of this work revolves around the collection of sensitive data, and so digital security is paramount.
Commenting on the company’s membership in the CTA, NEC CIO and CISO Kazuhiro Sakai said, “our focus is on using information and communication technology to enrich people’s lives, and the CTA’s mission of securing the global digital ecosystem is inline with our vision of orchestrating a brighter world.”
October 5, 2018 – by Alex Perala