Fortinet, NATO Sign Two-Way Cyber Information Sharing Agreement

cyberwarfareFortinet and NATO’s Communications and Information Agency have entered a two-way information sharing partnership that aims to boost cybersecurity efforts.

Derek Manky, Fortinet global security strategist, said in a company blog post published Monday the collaboration with NATO aims to serve as a “call to action for intelligence collaboration with the private sector.”

“While Fortinet processes billions of threat events on any given day, no single entity will have a complete vision of the cyber threat landscape,” Manky added.

He said partnership also seeks to identify the tactics of cyber criminals and expand the collective intelligence on cyber threats.

“Security vendors have a responsibility with the global ecosystem to share threat findings with each other and end-user advocacy groups because the best way to combat the creativity and negative impact of adversaries is to build security solutions based on data from wide and diverse sources,” Manky said.

He further noted that outside of the agreement with NATO, the cybersecurity company also engages public and private sector relationships that aim to increase threat intelligence.

Fortinet is a founding member of the Cyber Threat Alliance and a member of OASIS Cyber Threat Intelligence.

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