Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development , Threat Intelligence

RH-ISAC's Role in Countering Threats

Tommy McDowell, Vice President, on the Value of Information Sharing
Tommy McDowell, vice president of intelligence, RH-ISAC

In response to large data breaches, the retail and hospitality industry formed the RH-ISAC to serve as a central hub for sharing sector-specific cybersecurity information and intelligence, says Tommy McDowell, vice president, who explains how ISACs' roles are changing.

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In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Fraud and Breach Summit in Chicago, McDowell discusses:

  • Why the hospitality industry is a unique threat vector;
  • The evolving role of ISACs;
  • Future ISAC coverage areas, such as the space industry.

McDowell is vice president of intelligence for the Retail and Hospitality Information Sharing and Analysis Center. RH-ISAC facilitates security intelligence sharing, analysis and understanding through data exchange.


About the Author

Nick Holland

Nick Holland

Director, Banking and Payments

Holland, an experienced security analyst, has spent the last decade focusing on the intersection of digital banking, payments and security technologies. He has spoken at a variety of conferences and events, including Mobile World Congress, Money2020, Next Bank and SXSW, and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, MSNBC, NPR, Forbes, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Time Magazine, The Economist and the Financial Times. He holds an MSc degree in information systems management from the University of Stirling, Scotland.




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