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Center for Threat-Informed Defense:

The Center for Threat-Informed Defense is a privately funded research and development organization that brings together the highly sophisticated cybersecurity teams from around the world for one cause and one purpose … to change the game on the adversary.

Membership that leverages the
diverse cyber community

Center Participants are industry thought leaders with highly sophisticated security teams that are advanced practitioners of threat-informed defense and users of MITRE ATT&CK®. With the understanding that the cyber challenges we face are bigger than ourselves, our members join the Center prepared to tackle hard problems in a uniquely collaborative environment.

Collaborative R&D that’s focused on impact

Our work is the result of the Center’s unique environment: Repeatable, scalable, and agile to allow us to tackle the most pressing challenges in a timely and efficient manner. Research projects are built on member-powered collaboration and guided by our core principles.


Members propose ideas


Members choose projects


Members share ideas, research, and funding


Members gain key expertise

Our collaborative approach to R&D results in increased impact. Our work benefits from the unique perspectives and contributions of our participants. Our participants create greater impact with their R&D funding through R&D cost sharing.

Levels of Participation

Research Partner

As top tier participants, Research Partners contribute significant resources to the Center’s R&D program and, indeed, the future direction of threat-informed defense. Your organization will take a hands-on approach to changing the game on the adversary and improving the state of the art and the state of the practice in threat-informed defense.

Research Sponsor

Research Sponsors make up the largest segment of the Center’s membership and are the backbone of our work. Your organization will have the opportunity to contribute expertise, staff, and resources to advance the Center’s research program in the public interest.

Non-Profit Participant

Non-Profit Participants are the grass roots of the Center for Threat-Informed Defense working hand-in-hand to advocate for the cyber defender and expand the reach of our work. Non-Profit Participants are a unique level of membership open by invitation only.

Benefits at a Glance

Participant Benefits*Research PartnerResearch SponsorNon-Profit Participant
Propose & Sponsor R&D Projects
Propose collaborative R&D projects. Non-profit participant may be invited to participate.
Early Access to R&D Project Results
Prior to the public release of each Center R&D project, meet with the project team of MITRE SMEs and Center Participants who shaped, created, and developed the project.
Technical Roundtables
Monthly roundtable discussions open to all Center Participants featuring MITRE SMEs addressing hot topic industry issues.
Semi-annual briefings from the MITRE ATT&CK team on the most recent updates and how those updates benefit your organization and further industry defenses.
MITRE ATT&CK® Evaluations Briefings
In-depth briefings from the experts on the results of each round of ATT&CK Evaluations.
Collaboration Platform Accounts
Secure platform for participants and staff to communicate and collaborate in real time, which provides access to the trusted Center community.
MITRE ATT&CK Defender™
Complementary subscriptions to the only certification platform focused entirely on the MITRE ATT&CK framework.
Complementary conference seats to the premiere MITRE ATT&CK annual event at no additional cost.
Joint Promotions
Eligible to promote joint webinars & podcasts highlighting sponsored R&D projects, as well as appear on “Center Conversations” with the Center Director.
Participant logo showcased on the Center web site and marketing materials; Center logo and digital badge available for Participant use.
Digital Badge
Post this shareable badge on your web site, email signature block, social media and anywhere else your marketing team chooses to showcase your participation in the Center. 
Leadership Spotlight
For Research Participants Only. Leadership Spotlights provide a platform for demonstrating your organization as a thought leader and cybersecurity innovator.
Advisory Council
Senior executives from Participant organizations serve a strategic role in defining long-range plans, priorities, and initiatives to ensure the success of the Center and generate impact at scale.
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*Benefits subject to change

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