ThreatQuotient announced that the ThreatQ™ threat intelligence platform will be utilized by the Automotive Security Research Group (ASRG) to facilitate cyber threat intelligence sharing across the automotive industry. ASRG, a non-profit with over 6,000 members in 19 countries, supports the development of security solutions for automotive products. As a key sponsor of ASRG, ThreatQuotient is providing a critical tool for automotive companies to strengthen their security practices.
“ASRG’s goal is to reduce hesitation on the part of automotive stakeholders to share vulnerabilities or cyber issues related to their products and to offer a safe and secure platform for intelligence sharing. ThreatQuotient is thrilled to partner with and sponsor ASRG with our threat intelligence platform for members to gain critical knowledge,” said Markus Auer, CTI Advisor and Regional Manager CEE, ThreatQuotient. “We share ASRG’s vision for solving the global challenge of using threat intelligence more constructively across multiple use cases, which is larger than any one company or solution. We look forward to the positive impact ASRG will have on security in the automotive industry.”
Compared to other industries, the development of cyber and data security solutions for automotive products is in its infancy. However, the security goals are the same across all automotive manufacturers and even across different products. Sharing enriched threat data externally helps strengthen defenses across a larger community of users. The ThreatQ platform provides granular controls over what, when and how much data is shared so that ASRG members can comfortably share and gain valuable insights from other users. Finding and knowing where to look for information is the first step to understanding problems and proposing informed solutions.
“ASRG is very grateful for ThreatQuotient’s support as a sponsor since the beginning. This is the first step in the right direction of a continuous relationship to help facilitate the cyber threat intelligence strategy of ASRG,” said John Heldreth, Founder of ASRG. “The growth of technology’s role in the automotive industry has prompted the need to focus attention on cybersecurity. The more information that engineers and developers have regarding the products they are developing and their operating environments, the better implementation and more secure solutions can be expected; engineers and developers will have the opportunity to access shared information through ThreatQ that will enhance the industry’s security.”
Brandon Barry, North American Lead of ASRG, added, “By collecting information, and sources of information in a single location, researchers and engineers can be more effective to find the relevant data and information faster. ThreatQuotient and ASRG are providing a clear path towards effective security operations, allowing the automotive industry to develop more secure solutions and create a community of shared resources. I look forward to the continued role ThreatQuotient will play in changing the way information is shared within the industry.”
The ThreatQ platform provides a unique combination of capabilities that streamline threat operations and management to accelerate security operations. Beyond the threat intelligence platform use case, ThreatQ can be leveraged for a number of security operations priorities including threat hunting, incident response, spear phishing, alert triage and vulnerability prioritization. Partnering with ASRG creates a new threat intelligence sharing use case for the ThreatQ platform in the automotive industry, which provides ThreatQuotient with new opportunities and additional sales channels.