Western Cyber Exchange Changes Name to National Cyber Exchange

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Western Cyber Exchange (WCX) announces that it has changed its name to National Cyber Exchange (NCX).

Cybersecurity with full use of cyber threat intelligence must be the enabler for productive applications in cyber. It’s the mission of the NXC to be a leader in enabling that cyber domain.”

Western Cyber Exchange (WCX) announces that it has changed its name to National Cyber Exchange (NCX) to support members nationwide with cyber threat intelligence and information sharing, cyber citizen awareness training, workforce development and technology development.

The nonprofit was established in 2010 and was originally known as the Center for Information Age Transformation (CIAT), a thought leadership organization. It became the Western Cyber Exchange (WCX) in 2011 serving the three-state region of Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming with various levels of information sharing, training and cyber exercises.

NCX has focused on the development of cyber threat sharing capabilities since 2011 and established the first Cyber Analysis Center in 2012 using the MITRE Corporation’s Collaborative Research into Threats (CRITs) program. NCX also announced the first successful exchange of a cyber threat data report with the Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC) in Boston in August 2014, in what has been referred to as “an unprecedented victory for cybersecurity.”

In 2015 NCX and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) established a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications. NCX participates in the Cyber Information Sharing and Collaboration Program (CISCP) with DHS and will act as an Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO). In 2016 NCX became one of the few organizations to participate in Automated Indicator Sharing (AIS) with DHS. The purpose of the CRADA is to share cybersecurity threat information to help make communities, industries and critical infrastructure more secure.

The agreement also provides NCX access to the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), a DHS cybersecurity operations center.

Michael Semmens, NCX Chairman, explains, “The opportunity available through the productive application of digital technology in the cyber domain portends massive positive returns in healthcare, manufacturing, energy, retail and many other industrial sectors. The threats in the same cyber domain can deny this opportunity to America. Cybersecurity with full use of cyber threat intelligence must be the enabler for productive applications in cyber. It’s the mission of the NXC to be a leader in enabling that cyber domain.”

National Cyber Exchange (NCX)
National Cyber Exchange is a nonprofit, member organization dedicated to improving cybersecurity in the nation by sharing cyber threat information, providing education and workforce development, as well as technology development. For more information, go to NationalCyber.org.

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