New Context joins National CyberSecurity Alliance Month and OCA

New Context CEO Daniel Riedel attended the launch of the OASIS Open Cybersecurity Alliance (OCA) in Washington DC on October 8th. New Context, along with the other founding members of the Alliance will develop and promote sets of open source common content, code, tooling, patterns, and practices for interoperability and sharing data among cybersecurity tools.

Connecting these platforms and data requires complex integrations, taking away from time that could be spent hunting and responding to threats. The OCA will develop protocols and standards which enable tools to work together and share information across vendors. The aim is to simplify the integration of security technologies across the threat lifecycle – from threat hunting and detection, to analytics, operations and response — so that products can work together out of the box.

“New Context is proud to be a founding member of the Open Cybersecurity Alliance. We look forward to working with our fellow OCA members to develop and promote open source resources and best practices to support the cybersecurity community,” said Patrick Duggan, Chief of Staff at New Context.

In addition, New Context is marking the 16th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) as a Champion participant. NCASM aims to build momentum and impact with the ultimate goal of providing all Americans with the information they need to stay safer and more secure online. This year’s theme “Own it. Secure it. Protect it.” supports online safety awareness and education initiative which is co-led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

NCSAM is designed to engage and educate public- and private-sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity to increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. Since the Presidential proclamation establishing NCSAM in 2004, the initiative has been formally recognized by Congress, state and local governments, and leaders from industry and academia. This united effort is necessary to maintain a cyberspace that is safer and more resilient and remains a source of tremendous opportunity and growth for years to come.

“Cybersecurity is important to the success of all businesses and organizations. NCSA is proud to have such a strong and active community helping to encourage proactive behavior and prioritize cybersecurity in their organizations,” said Kelvin Coleman, Executive Director, NCSA.

For more information about NCSAM 2019 and how to participate in a wide variety of activities, visit staysafeonline.org/ncsam. You can also follow and use the official NCSAM hashtag #BeCyberSmart on social media throughout the month.

Get more information about OASIS OCA.