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March 17, 2014

ActiveTrust Deemed the Latest Tool in Cybersecurity Intelligence

Technology has become main stream and the life blood for businesses and government entities. With the high risks involved in securing sensitive data, along with the increasing number of cyber threats and criminals, cybersecurity intelligence is in high demand, so it is no surprise that many businesses and government agencies have adopted Internet Identity’s (IID) ActiveTrust after its recent launching.

The ActiveTrust platform enables participating organizations to exchange threat intelligence and coordinate response between organizations.

“Much like cybercriminals have leveraged intelligence exchanges to carry out their attacks, ActiveTrust provides the ‘good guys’ with their own sharing networks to gather information vital to fending off attacks,” said IID CEO Lars Harvey. “IID has spent more than ten years making connections between organizations to secure their networks, so it’s only logical that we are launching a threat exchange platform that makes it faster, easier and more efficient than ever for organizations to identity and defend themselves against cyberattacks.”

 ActiveTrust consists of three elements. First is Controlled Exchange, ActiveTrust members are prescreened and must agree to a stringent set of rules for confidentiality and information usage. The threat exchange platform includes data governance controls, so members can dictate, through prescreened circles, what, where, when and with whom they share—even anonymously.

Second is Efficient Intelligence Delivery, ActiveTrust takes disparate sources of data in various formats and standardizes it, offloading the work needed to translate data and making the intelligence instantly actionable.

Finally, there is Broad-Based Collaboration - Participation in ActiveTrust gives users instant access to a wealth of data from a variety of allies and peers in the security ecosystem. ActiveTrust members also have the ability to share insights and discuss best practices through various features on ActiveTrust’s social network.

“The problem we are trying to address is that information is known to a lot of people, but doesn’t get shared for a lot of reasons,” said IID CEO Lars Harvey. “This platform provides users the tools to share as widely as they are comfortable with.”

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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