Utah-based Whistic leads out in new security-first initiative consortium

Salt Lake City — On the heels of one of the worst years for third-party security incidents in history, top technology firms are joining together to address the increased importance of transparency between vendors and their customers by forming the Security First Initiative. The group pledges to put security first by sharing their security information proactively with their customers using a Whistic Profile and invites all companies to do the same.

Founding members of the Security First initiative, including Okta, Airbnb, Zendesk, Asana, Atlassian, Snap, Notion, TripActions, G2, and Whistic, have all adopted the Whistic Profile as the industry standard for assessing, publishing and sharing security information. Today, more than 40,000 Profiles are available on-demand in the Whistic Vendor Security Network™ and every month thousands of buyers accept a Whistic Profile in lieu of requesting a questionnaire to satisfy their vendor assessment requirements. This increasingly popular vendor security strategy drives increased trust and transparency while automating the reactive, manual processes used previously.

“The future of vendor security must be built on a foundation of collaboration,” says Nick Sorensen, CEO of Whistic. “That’s why we’re excited to unite with a coalition of some of the world’s leading technology companies to create a new expectation where security comes first. This dual-sided, network approach to vendor security is the only way to meet the needs of both buyers and sellers in the ecosystem. It’s also the most efficient way to make transparency the expectation in vendor security, and when that happens, everybody wins.”

To help companies meet this new Security First expectation Whistic is offering vendors access to a free version of Whistic Profile, which includes the ability for vendors to proactively share their security information with their customers, eliminating the need to repeatedly fill out questionnaires.

Visit to join the Security First Initiative and join the waitlist to be one of the first companies with access to Basic Profile.