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REN-ISAC and Fortinet Partner on Threat Intelligence and Cybersecurity Best Practices

Indiana University's Research & Education Networks Information Sharing & Analysis Center (REN-ISAC) has announced a partnership with cybersecurity company Fortinet focused on sharing threat information and enhancing higher education and research cybersecurity efforts nationwide.

With support from Carahsoft, the organizations will collaborate in three areas:

  • Cybersecurity threat information analysis, research and sharing;
  • Cybersecurity best practices and opportunities to enhance cybersecurity for REN-ISAC members; and
  • Broadening the cybersecurity talent pipeline.

"The REN-ISAC is pleased to partner with Fortinet, a leader in cybersecurity solutions, to help aid and promote cybersecurity protection and response among research and higher education organizations," commented Kim Milford, executive director of the REN-ISAC, in a statement. With the addition of Fortinet as part of our community of trusted members, we are excited to work together to further our goals of improving security across higher education."

"College and university campuses are centers of innovation in many areas, and they continue to be attractive targets for cybercriminals. Their networks house advanced research data, as well as a plethora of student, alumni, faculty and staff personal, financial and medical information," said Bob Turner, field chief information security officer for education at Fortinet. "We look forward to working with the REN-ISAC member community and being a part of combatting threats with actionable threat intelligence and best practices sharing."

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