Last week Anomali was accepted into the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, a community of organizations committed to “improve cyberspace’s resilience against malicious activities, and reaffirm as a group, their pledge to empower users, developers and customers to better protect themselves.”
The Tech Accord was formed in early 2018, holding the first community meeting at the RSA Conference. The original signatories included ABB, Arm, Cisco, Facebook, HP, HPE, Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle, and Trend Micro, and has now grown to over 60 members. Signatories of the Tech Accord adhere to a common set of principles, including:
- Stronger defense
- The companies will mount a stronger defense against cyberattacks. As part of this, recognizing that everyone deserves protection, the companies pledged to protect all customers globally regardless of the motivation for attacks online.
- No offense
- The companies will not help governments launch cyberattacks against innocent citizens and enterprises, and will protect against tampering or exploitation of their products and services through every stage of technology development, design and distribution.
- Capacity building
- The companies will do more to empower developers and the people and businesses that use their technology, helping them improve their capacity for protecting themselves. This may include joint work on new security practices and new features the companies can deploy in their individual products and services.
- Collective action
- The companies will build on existing relationships and together establish new formal and informal partnerships with industry, civil society, and security researchers to improve technical collaboration, coordinate vulnerability disclosures, share threats and minimize the potential for malicious code to be introduced into cyberspace.
“The Cybersecurity Tech Accord promotes a safer online world by fostering collaboration among global technology companies committed to protecting their customers and users and helping them defend against malicious threats.”
The Tech Accord is launching a webinar series in October in partnership with the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE). Microsoft will kickoff the monthly series in October with a session on “Introduction to Cloud Computing.” Learn more on the Tech Accord website.
About the Author
Dan is the Chief Marketing Officer at Anomali and leads the marketing and business development activities, bringing together his technical and background and business savvy. His career spans many sectors of security and many different roles.