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L.A., IBM Launch Threat Intelligence Platform for Businesses

September 18, 2019 / LUCAS ROPEK

The city of Los Angeles has teamed up with IBM to launch a new tool designed to protect local businesses from cyberattacks. The LA Cyber Threat Intelligence Sharing Platform, or TISP, will serve as a new threat sharing platform that businesses can use to defend against would-be hackers. The cloud-based platform, which allows for the collection and sharing of threat intelligence, was created by a partnership between IBM Security and the city's LA Cyber Lab, and was funded in part by a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, said the Office of LA Mayor Eric Garcetti. Its launch was announced this week at the LA Cyber Lab Security Summit 2019. The first publicly available platform of its kind in the U.S., TISP is aimed at smaller, mid-sized businesses, offering threat tracking capabilities and trend analysis that otherwise wouldn't be accessible to companies of such size.