The International Association of Certified ISAOs (IACI) Announces Strategic Collaboration with IBM
Current continuous monitoring practices represent only one aspect of understanding the multiple layers that must be identified as possible risks to an organization. In today’s active cyber ecosystem to prevent, disrupt threats, and enable actionable strategies, organizations must evolve, replacing traditional reactive security and manual time-consuming analysis strategies with proactive, near real-time intelligence information sharing, and visual intelligence analysis including pre-built analytics. The ability to identify, investigate and uncover connections, patterns and relationships within the massive volume of multiple sourced data brings clarity and visual analysis to complex investigations, reducing investigation time from weeks to days or hours.
The integration of IBM i2® into IACINet™ adds entirely new categories of intelligence analysis for ISAOs and their respective members to benefit, transforming traditional incident response to now being in front of cyberattacks, leveraging proactive threat analysis, threat hunting and threat actor analysis. IACINet™
“This strategic collaboration between IACI and IBM advances actionable intelligence information sharing by identifying, investigating and uncovering connections, patterns and relationships within the vast amounts of multiple sourced data, bringing clarity and visual analysis to support a comprehensive understanding of the expanding threat landscape…moving from a reactive to a proactive stance,” said Deborah Kobza, IACI President.
“IBM brings a world-class engineering and management acumen to cybersecurity. With IBM as part of our collaborative ecosystem, IACI will have a greater opportunity to mature cyber threat information sharing globally,” said Michael Echols, IACI CEO.
IACINet™ is the “center-of-gravity”
IACINet™, comprised of the globally trusted (GDPR compliant) threat intel information sharing platform (MISP), Perch Security technology providing further visibility into intel incident sightings within and across ISAO critical infrastructure communities, and IBM i2® providing a combination of machine-led analytics and human-led analysis capabilities operationalizes accelerating intelligence information sharing within and across private- and public-sector communities, breaking down long-standing barriers and silos.
About The International Association of Certified ISAOs (IACI)
The International Association of Certified ISAOs (IACI), a non-profit organization is the global association of cyber threat analysis and intelligence organizations facilitating information sharing dialog, coordinated incident response, critical insight and thought exchange linking critical infrastructure and other communities of interest to advance cyber resilience…breaking down long-standing barriers and silos. IACI is headquartered at the IACI-CERT, Global Institute for Cyber Security Resilience, NASA/Kennedy Space Center, FL, and IACI US National office at 1875 K Street in Washington, DC. The IACI-CERT provides facilities, management, operations and technology support for ISAOs worldwide.
Deborah Kobza, President