ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ThreatConnect® Inc., creator of the most widely adopted Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP), today announced a partnership with the National Energy Sector Cyber Security Organization, EnergySec. The partnership aims to strengthen the cyber security posture of critical energy infrastructure by combining ThreatConnect’s Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) aggregation, analytics and community collaboration capabilities with EnergySec’s vast knowledge of the energy sector, long standing commitment to information sharing, and deep member base.
Founded in 2004, EnergySec was one of the first organizations to bring public-private security related information sharing to the electric sector. “For over a decade, our mission - to contribute to the protection of the nation’s critical infrastructure, has remained largely unchanged. However, cyber adversaries targeting our industry have become more sophisticated and numerous,” explained Steven Parker, EnergySec President. “By advancing our own cyber threat intelligence capabilities and expanding member collaboration, the ThreatConnect platform becomes our force multiplier against the threat.”
Christy Coffey, business development director for ThreatConnect states, “We are excited to add EnergySec to our growing list of ISAC and ISAO customers. They are a well established organization with close to 1,500 members. More importantly, EnergySec understands the value of member collaboration, and the impact that early warning can have against threats targeting this vital industry sector. Putting our platform’s advanced analytic capabilities and new application development environment into the hands of EnergySec’s highly technical team advances state of the art for cyber threat intelligence in the energy sector.”
The Department of Homeland Security recognizes the energy sector as one of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors. A recent written testimony by Bennett L. Gaines, Senior Vice President, Corporate Services, and Chief Information Officer for FirstEnergy before the United States House of Representatives Joint Subcommittee on Energy & Research and Technology underscored the “need to focus more of our attention on anticipating attacks rather than reacting to them.” “Bolder steps” identified in the testimony included “prioritizing efforts that enhance visibility and enable a proactive response through monitoring and prompt detection.” The ThreatConnect and EnergySec partnership directly aligns with this strategy.
Those interested in learning more about ThreatConnect’s ISAC and ISAO editions should write to firstname.lastname@example.org or post an inquiry at http://www.threatconnect.com/platform/editions/#ISAC-ISAO.
ThreatConnect, Inc. is the leading provider of advanced threat intelligence products and services including ThreatConnect®, the most comprehensive Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP) on the market. ThreatConnect delivers a single platform in the cloud and on-premises to effectively aggregate, analyze, and act to counter sophisticated cyber-attacks. Leveraging advanced analytics capabilities ThreatConnect offers a superior understanding of relevant cyber threats to business operations. To register for a free ThreatConnect account, or to learn more about our products and services, visit: www.threatconnect.com.
The Energy Sector Security Consortium, Inc. (EnergySec) is a United States 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation formed to support energy sector organizations with the security of their critical technology infrastructures. Through our membership program, we support collaborative initiatives and projects that help enhance the cybersecurity resiliency of these organizations.