As part of our continuing effort to protect ourselves and our customers from the growing threat of Cyber Crime, we have joined one of over 4020 UK Organisations to become a member of the Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP).
CiSP is a joint industry and government initiative set up to exchange cyber threat information in real time, in a secure, confidential and dynamic environment, increasing situational awareness and reducing the impact on UK business.
Cyber-attacks are one of the top four threats to UK national security alongside international terrorism (National Security Strategy 2015). A re-assessment in 2016 has maintained this categorisation.
A recent National Audit Office report has put the cost of cyber-crime to the UK as ranging from £18 to £27 billion per annum.
CiSP allows select members of the Managed 24/7 team to engage with Government and Industry counterparts, to obtain valuable information including early warning of cyber threats and gain advice on protecting the networks we manage. It also allows us to share and seek advice on any threat intelligence we gather ourselves, through the observations of our IDS, IPS and Firewall Systems.
The partnership includes the introduction of a secure virtual ‘collaboration environment’ where government and industry partners can exchange information on threats and vulnerabilities in real time. The Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership will be complemented by a ‘Fusion Cell’ which will be supported on the government side by the Security Service, GCHQ and the National Crime Agency, and by industry analysts from a variety of sectors. They will work together to produce an enhanced picture of cyber threats facing the UK for the benefit of all partners.
CiSP membership also offers tailored monitoring to the networks we manage; another tool in our toolbox for ensuring we protect our company and customer networks alike.To find out more contact us on 0800 033 4800