February 5, 2016

ThreatStream Announces Its Membership in the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC)

Redwood City, Calif. – February 5, 2016 – ThreatStream, a vendor that provides the leading threat intelligence platform for threat prioritization and supports trusted threat sharing, announced today it has become an associate member of the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC).

ThreatStream’s market-leading threat intelligence platform can consume threat intelligence data from R-CISC members and intelligence sources for comparative analysis to aid the members' cybersecurity operations. In addition, ThreatStream will host an R-CISC trusted circle where retailers can collaborate on highly relevant indicators of compromise and cybersecurity intelligence to form responses and strategies that are appropriate for leading retail environments. The ThreatStream platform will enhance the tools and capabilities that the R-CISC is leveraging by enabling its members to band together and develop industry-based defenses that dramatically improve their overall cybersecurity posture.

"The R-CISC is pleased to welcome ThreatStream as an Associate Member,” said Brian Engle, executive director of the R-CISC. “ThreatStream aligns well with our threat information sharing strategy and helps enable our members to effectively evaluate threat intelligence exchanged within the retail community. We look forward to working with the ThreatStream team as we continue to add capabilities to help our members respond to the increased number and sophistication of attacks against the retail industry.”

“The retail sector continues to be targeted by very sophisticated attacks against supply chain partners,” stated Hugh Njemanze, CEO of ThreatStream. “Working with the R-CISC gives us a wonderful opportunity to enhance the community’s collective ability to take action against the cyber threats that retailers face.”

ThreatStream will host a meeting for R-CISC members and other retailers who may be interested in joining the information-sharing community at the RSA Security Conference. Please join us.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (PST)
Intercontinental Hotel
Laurel Hill Room – 4th Floor
888 Howard St,
San Francisco, CA

The collaborative discussion will cover how retailers can work together to improve the Threat Management Life Cycle.

According to Engle, “Members will learn the value of a threat intelligence platform that supports key member capabilities in the analysis and sharing of threat intelligence and that also includes iterative community feedback within the threat lifecycle. This process changes intelligence gathering from a downward flow from sources to a community-informed exchange of prioritized intelligence.”

About ThreatStream
ThreatStream offers a SaaS-based cyber security threat intelligence platform. The ThreatStream Optic platform is the first ever community-vetted cyber security intelligence solution that aggregates millions of threat indicators from around the internet and integrates them directly to an organization's existing security infrastructure. ThreatStream provides enterprise and government organizations visibility into newly discovered security threats so they can proactively defend against malicious attacks. Headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., the company is privately held and has received venture capital backing from General Catalyst Partners, Google Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, and Paladin Capital Group, as well as individual investors. To learn more, visit www.threatstream.com and follow us on Twitter @threatstream.

About R-CISC
The Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC) is the cybersecurity resource for the retail industry. The R-CISC journey began in March 2014 when more than 30 retail companies came together with retail trade associations to identify a way for retailers to share threat intelligence with one another. The goal to create an information sharing and analysis center for the retail industry resulted in the creation of the R-CISC, unveiled in May of 2014, and now supporting a membership of over 60 members and growing.