Michael Daniel, former White House cybersecurity coordinator, has been named president of the Cyber Threat Alliance following CTA’s incorporation as an independent nonprofit organization in January.
CTA said Tuesday it expects Daniel to bring to the alliance his experience in the development of strategic cyber programs and partnerships that span across industry and the public sector.
He spent nearly two decades at the Office of Management and Budget as branch chief and program examiner.
Daniel served as board president and treasurer at nonprofit group Hands on DC and spent a year as a research assistant at the Southern Center for International Studies.
CTA also announced that Cisco and Check Point Software Technologies joined the alliance as new founding members and collaborated with CTA's four existing founding member companies – Fortinet, Symantec, Intel Security and Palo Alto Networks – to develop a platform that works to automate sharing of threat intelligence data.
RSA, IntSights and Rapid7 also joined the organization as new affiliate members in addition to CTA's existing members ReversingLabs and Eleven Paths.
CTA has shared data on malware, mobile threats, botnets and indicators of compromise linked to advanced persistent threats since its establishment in 2014 in an effort to help member companies protect their clients from cyber attacks.