The Cybersecurity Tech Accord is a commitment among more than 60 global companies to protect and empower consumers online and to improve the security, stability and resilience of cyberspace.
“StackPath was created to make the Internet safe and has always been a huge proponent of collaboration and community building,” said Ryan Carter, VP of Security and co-founder of StackPath.
“The Cybersecurity Tech Accord is a perfect blend of both – promoting a safer online world with other global technology companies committed to protecting users and helping them defend against malicious threats.”
Through a shared commitment and collective action, StackPath and other signatories would aim to more effectively:
- Provide customers, users and the developer ecosystem with information and tools that enable them to understand current and future threats and better protect themselves.
- Protect customers and users everywhere by designing, developing and delivering products and services that prioritize security, privacy, integrity and reliability, and in turn reduce the likelihood, frequency, exploitability and severity of vulnerabilities.
- Work with each other and like minded groups to enhance cyber security best practices, such as improving technical collaboration, coordinated vulnerability disclosure and threat sharing, as well as ensuring flexible responses for the wider global technology ecosystem.
- Oppose efforts to attack citizens and enterprises by protecting against exploitation of technology products and services during their development, design, distribution and use.
‘Equal Protection Online’
“It was a no brainer for us to join the Cyber security Tech Accord to promote a safer online world with other global tech companies committed to protecting users and helping them defend against malicious threats,” added Mr. Carter. “We may be a new signatory to the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, but its values already align closely with our values, and its core principles already align with our core principles:
- Strong defense – We believe everyone deserves equal protection online irrespective of technical acumen, culture, location or motive for any malicious attack.
- No offense – We are committed to not knowingly undermining the security of the online environment, and to protecting against efforts to tamper with our products and services.
- Capacity building – We see cybersecurity as a shared responsibility and work to improve both the ability of everyone to act securely and safely online and the diversity of the security practitioner community.
- Collective response – We believe we can achieve more together and will partner within the group and more broadly to address critical cybersecurity challenges.