BlackBerry Joins Center for Threat-Informed Defense

MITRE Engenuity has forged partnerships across the global cybersecurity community

BlackBerry has joined the MITRE EngenuityCenter for Threat-Informed Defense (Center) as a gold-tier affiliate.

The Center is a collaborative R&D cybersecurity organization dedicated to bringing together the best security teams in the world. The privately funded group is committed to making actionable improvements in threat-informed defense, and sharing its work publicly, at no cost.

The Center is not a competitor to cybersecurity organizations, but an ally. By creating a neutral space where cybersecurity vendors can voluntarily collaborate on common problems, the normal barriers to cooperation are removed.

The benefits the Center brings to your organization can be measured in terms of contributing to global cyber defense. Examples are found in the Center’s Impact Report, which highlights over a dozen professional training resources, tools, and platforms the Center makes available to the public. Likewise, Center affiliates can integrate these research products into their own platforms, offering organizations another avenue to directly benefit from the research.

Jon Baker, the director of R&D at the Center, stated,

“The center is fully committed to bringing the community together to make actionable improvements to threat-informed defense. By introducing the affiliate program, we aim to proactively shift the community toward a more secure and safer world, while also providing affiliates with opportunities to showcase their company and solutions.”

Threat actors and adversaries have a long history of sharing their tools and knowledge, a practice that offers them several advantages. The Center counterbalances this advantage by allowing cyber defenders from innovative cybersecurity vendors to likewise pool their knowledge, resources, and talent.

MITRE Engenuity has forged partnerships across the global cybersecurity community for the sole purpose of serving the public good. Informed by the perspectives and challenges faced by this community, the Center develops crucial assets to protect critical infrastructure, supply chains, and improve global cyber defense.