The nonprofit association for the global information technology (IT) industry today launched the CompTIA ISAO (Information Sharing and Analysis Organisation) to serve as the focal point for dealing with cyber-threats to technology vendors, MSPs, solution providers, integrators, distributors, and business technology consultants.
CompTIA ISAO Executive director of the MJ Shoer, said: “We are in a time of unprecedented and malicious hacking activity, much of which is targeted specifically at technology product, service and solution companies. Many of these companies had no other option but to go it alone in defending against these threats. 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.”
The CompTIA ISAO evolved from the TSP-ISAO established in August 2019 by technology entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist Arnie Bellini in conjunction with ConnectWise, the business automation software company he co-founded. Management and operations of the TSP-ISAO were transferred earlier this year to CompTIA, a vendor-neutral, member-led trade association.
Bellini Capital, ConnectWise, Dark Cubed, Sophos, and Axcient and were announced as industry partners of the CompTIA ISAO today.
A dedicated group of cybersecurity subject matter experts from ADT, Alvaka Networks, Atlas Cybersecurity, Cyjax, Skout Cybersecurity, SolarWinds, Triada Networks, Verizon and WeaponEyes are also working with the CompTIA ISAO.
Additionally, 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.