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CompTIA launches info-sharing organization on cyber threats faced by tech vendors

By / August 7, 2020

CompTIA has launched a new Information Sharing and Analysis Organization focused on technology vendors, integrators and business technology consultants.

“We are in a time of unprecedented and malicious hacking activity, much of which is targeted specifically at technology product, service and solution companies,” MJ Shoer, executive director of the CompTIA ISAO, said in a statement Wednesday. “Many of these companies had no other option but to go it alone in defending against these threats.”

Shoer said, “We intend to change the cybersecurity landscape by bringing together the know-how and power of the industry to deliver timely, relevant, actionable threat intelligence that companies can use to protect themselves and more importantly, keep their customers safe and secure.”

Bellini Capital, ConnectWise, Dark Cubed, Sophos, and Axcient are CompTIA ISAO’s first industry partners. Cybersecurity subject matter experts from ADT, Alvaka Networks, Atlas Cybersecurity, Cyjax, Skout Cybersecurity, SolarWinds, Triada Networks, Verizon and WeaponEyes are also working with the new organization.

An announcement from CompTIA says, “innovative partnerships have been forged with the Information Technology-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC) and TruSTAR to build out the threat intelligence feed and custom reporting that will serve as the backbone of the CompTIA ISAO. This ensures that members will receive critical, targeted, real-time information in a way that’s easy to understand and act upon.”

The CompTIA ISAO is the latest iteration of the Technology Solution Provider Information Sharing and Analysis Organization, which the association acquired in March. -- Sara Friedman (