June 3, 2015
Payments giant Visa is joining forces with the security company FireEye to share cyber-threat data and intelligence.
Similar to other threat-sharing initiatives, the companies plan to make their cybersecurity intelligence communal, creating a trove of data that can be used to spot vulnerabilities, prepare for known attacks and launch more rapid responses.
They’re calling it the Visa and FireEye Community Threat Intelligence (CTI) offering, and it will be sold through Visa as part of its fraud risk service. FireEye will run the web-based program, which Visa said is a “significant improvement over current industry practices of sharing threat intelligence via e-mail or static documents.”