The CompTIA Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) has decided to expand its collaboration with worldwide cybersecurity leader Sophos and its industry-leading threat research lab, SophosLabs, to provide advanced cybersecurity threat analysis and intelligence capabilities.

CompTIA, the nonprofit group for the information technology (IT) industry and workforce, announced the expanded cyber capabilities.

Simon Reed, senior vice president, SophosLabs said, “SophosLabs research illustrates how adversaries are constantly changing their tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) to breach targets, move laterally and carry out ransomware and other attacks. The only way to effectively fight modern cybercrime is if we do it together. That’s why Sophos is committed to sharing actionable threat intelligence with the CompTIA community. This new integration gives member organizations advanced abilities to quickly investigate suspicious URLs and files to determine their risk and to understand what happens if they are opened or executed. Powered by machine learning, SophosLabs Intelix predictively convicts never-before-seen threats, and is constantly improving based on the collective input of community intelligence.”

“This is a real differentiator for our members, who can access a powerful analysis resource to identify, classify and prevent threats, further protecting themselves and more importantly, their customers,” said MJ Shoer, senior vice president and executive director of the CompTIA ISAO.

“This is a significant addition to the resources available to our members. It is the latest example of the support that industry partners such as Sophos have for the CompTIA ISAO, and the commitment we all have to make the industry more secure,” Shoer added