K7 Computing has become the first and the only Indian company to be a member of the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA), a US based not-for-profit organisation that is working to improve the cybersecurity of the global digital ecosystem. This association will enable K7 Computing to be a part of its future joint research efforts globally and share cyber threat intelligence.
J Kesavardhanan, Founder and CTO of K7 Computing on becoming part of the alliance said, “Cyber threats originate from across continents, with sophisticated cybercriminals employing coordinated, targeted attacks for maximum exploitation. Cooperation among cybersecurity solution providers is the key to robust, proactive protection across all customer segments. CTA’s platform enables contextual threat information sharing among cybersecurity vendors in near real-time, helping us to deploy relevant, timely and actionable threat intelligence to our customers. K7 Computing being one of the earliest cybersecurity players from India, we are glad to represent the Indian fraternity at the CTA and contribute to its purpose.”
Commenting on K7 Computing’s membership, Michael Daniel, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), CTA said, “We are excited to welcome K7 Computing as the first Indian company to join CTA. It demonstrates K7’s commitment to securing the global digital ecosystem from malicious cyber actors, and their regional perspective will bring a lot of additional value to the information already being shared among CTA members. The more diverse perspectives on the information being shared from around the world will allow us – together – to better protect end-users.”
CTA is a not-for-profit, independent association, founded by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., Cisco, Fortinet, McAfee, Palo Alto Networks, and Symantec. The mission is to facilitate the sharing of actionable intelligence and situational awareness about sophisticated cyber threats to alert its members for effectively disrupting malicious cyber actors around the world and raise the level of cybersecurity throughout the Internet and Cyberspace. The membership base of CTA is 26 companies that have joined together to share timely, actionable, and contextualized threat information.
CTA members at present protect customers across all continents and all 16 U.S. critical infrastructure sectors.