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Fortress Information Security Selected to Partner with CISA’s Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative

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Orlando-based cybersecurity company will share information to help America defend against cyber attacks.

Fortress Information Security (Fortress) is announcing it is now part of the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC), America’s preeminent public-private sector partnership of cybersecurity organizations. Established by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in 2021, JCDC brings together cyber defenders to proactively gather, analyze, and share actionable cyber risk information to defend America against hostile cyber threat actors.  

As a united front, JCDC members enable synchronized and holistic cybersecurity planning, cyber defense, and robust responses to attackers. Fortress brings to JCDC its vast experience building collaborations with organizations that produce supply chain security solutions for the U.S. power grid.  

Fortress CEO and co-founder Alex Santos said it’s an honor and privilege to join other security companies working to protect the nation from cyber threat actors.  

“We face unique challenges from around the world, but – thanks to incredible leadership and coordination from CISA – America’s cybersecurity companies have seen time and time again how collaboration can mitigate and neutralize even the smartest, most dangerous cyber attackers,” Santos said. “We’ve seen that hostile nation-states are finding devious ways to come after our critical infrastructure and government agencies. We look forward to answering the call from CISA and will work with JCDC members to protect the nation from these dangers.”  

Collaboration is a core tenet of Fortress. Fortress’s Asset to Vendor network (A2V) and North American Energy Software Assurance Database (NAESAD) bring together critical infrastructure businesses and vendors to deliver conclusive answers to software and hardware cybersecurity challenges. Fortress supports the goals of White House Executive Order 14028, including the call for software makers to share a Software Bill of Materials, or “SBOM,” listing the components used inside their products.  

“JCDC provides leading companies with a place to share information and give guidance to the nation’s cybersecurity leaders,” said Tobias Whitney, Vice President of Strategy and Policy for Fortress. “These public-private partnerships work. We know because we work with companies daily to protect the nation from cyber threats. Teaming up with organizations dedicated to security makes all of us in critical infrastructure a little better and safer.”

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