Specialized ISAOs are popular within specific vertical markets. For instance, banks typically participate in threat intelligence ISAOs designed for financial services firms, while telecom companies typically participate in in threat intelligence ISAOs for global service providers.
In contrast, CompTIA’s ISAO provides a cybersecurity threat intelligence resource for channel partners. Founding industry partners include Bellini Capital, ConnectWise, Dark Cubed, Sophos and Axcient. It is backed by a group of cybersecurity subject matter experts from the following companies:
ISAO is dedicated to advancing the cybersecurity resiliency of the global technology industry, CompTIA indicated. As such, ISAO provides channel partners with a variety of cybersecurity offerings, including:
Real-time threat intelligence
Analysis of the potential impact of cyberattacks
Cybersecurity best practices
Cybersecurity workforce education
All ISAO members also receive full access to CompTIA corporate member benefits, including resources, communities and tools.
CompTIA ISAO: Building On Earlier Work
CompTIA’s new ISAO builds upon earlier work by the ConnectWise TSP-ISAO. Prior to its transition to CompTIA, the TSP-ISAO had roughly 650 technology companies as participants.