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IronNet Sharing Critical Cyber Defense Information with CISA

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Network detection and response company IronNet will share information with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), culled from its IronNet Collective Defense platform, to help the federal agency defend against increased cyber threats against U.S. interests.

Early Warning Defense

IronNet, a member of the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC), struck an agreement with CISA to help establish a collective and coordinated national cyber defense, the company said in a prepared statement. And by sharing its cyber data and information, CISA can better respond against threats looking to disrupt our “digital” way of life, IronNet says.

The IronNet Collective Defense platform identifies anomalous behaviors that often go undetected by alternative solutions. It then then uniquely delivers actionable attack intelligence to all the other participants in the IronNet community. In addition, the platform serves as an early warning system for all participating companies and organizations, strengthening network security through correlated alerts, automated triage and extended hunt support.

Former NSA Director leads IronNet

IronNet co-CEO General (Ret.) Keith Alexander, former director of the National Security Agency (NSA), explained how together with CISA his company can help strengthen national cyber defense:

“Our Collective Defense platform uses real-time attack intelligence to defend against global cyberattacks. IronNet anonymizes this threat-related information to exchange with CISA delivering true Collective Defense while also fostering enhanced public-private situational awareness and analytic collaboration.”

In 2018, IronNet landed $78 million in a Series B funding round, as reported by MSSP Alert. Today, IronNet employs a number of former NSA cybersecurity operators with offensive and defensive cyber experience while offering a managed security service partner program.

Jim Masters

Jim Masters is Managing Editor of MSSP Alert, and holds a B.A. degree in Journalism from Northern Illinois University. His career has spanned governmental and investigative reporting for daily newspapers in the Northwest Indiana Region and 16 years in a global internal communications role for a Fortune 500 professional services company. Additionally, he is co-owner of the Lake County Corn Dogs minor league baseball franchise, located in Crown Point, Indiana. In his spare time, he enjoys writing and recording his own music, oil painting, biking, volleyball, golf and cheering on the Corn Dogs.