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IBM Now Part of CISA’s Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative

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IBM Now Part of CISA’s Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative

IBM will continue its ongoing information-sharing partnership with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency as an Alliance Partner in the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative. CISA launched the collaboration with private industry to establish a collective and coordinated defense against cybercrime, IBM said Thursday.

In a statement, the American computer hardware company said that in recent months, the capabilities of private as well as state-sponsored cyber adversaries have been accelerating. To protect against such threats, defenders in the public and private sector must marry coordinated action with access to information. Towards the realization of this strategy, IBM said it remains committed to democratizing its X-Force threat intelligence ­– helping improve collective prevention, protection, and response to cyber activity.

In August 2021, IBM vowed to help address five key commitments and initiatives to strengthen the United States’ cyber posture. These commitments include building a more robust and diverse cyber workforce, measuring progress and results, protecting critical infrastructure, accelerating quantum-safe cryptography and securing the technology supply chain.

The company said that its collaboration with CISA through the JCDC initiative makes good on that pledge.

Specifically, IBM said it is currently developing new threat insights daily, stemming from its cross-industry incident response and penetration testing engagements, threat monitoring capabilities and open-source data. The company’s efforts are also producing threat intelligence about threat groups and their evolving tactics, techniques and procedures into the open-access X-Force Exchange threat sharing platform.

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Category: Cybersecurity