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Industry Leaders Throw Weight Behind Interoperability Alliance

In order to promote interoperability and data sharing in the cybersecurity industry, international consortium OASIS has set up the Open Cybersecurity Alliance (OCA). The initiative was led by IBM Security and McAfee and is also supported by the following 16 vendors: Advanced Cyber Security Corp, Corsa, CrowdStrike, CyberArk, Cybereason, DFLabs, EclecticIQ, Electric Power Research Institute, Fortinet, Indegy, New Context, ReversingLabs, SafeBreach, Syncurity, ThreatQuotient, and Tufin.

The OCA aims to “accelerate and optimize security for enterprise users” by “develop[ing] protocols and standards which enable tools to work together and share information across vendors.” The organization points out that this is necessary because companies currently “use 25 to 49 different security tools from up to 10 vendors on average, each of which generates siloed data,” and businesses are struggling to integrate all those tools and the data they generate.

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