We greatly increased our response rate working with Northern Ireland Chamber’s wider network
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Mon 19th Jan 2015
Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership (CISP): 19 January 2015
19 Jan 2015
January 19, 2015
The PSNI have secured agreement from the head of the newly launched National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT - UK), to create a Northern Ireland membership-only trust group, in the form of a regional information sharing node sitting on the national CISP platform, providing ownership and focus on regional cyber security issues and helping regional industry protect themselves from cyber-attack.
The national CISP was launched in March 2013 and is a joint, collaborative initiative between industry and government to share cyber threat and vulnerability information in order to increase overall situational awareness of the cyber threat, and therefore reduce the impact upon business. The national CISP is now part of the UK Computer Emergency Response Team, CERT – UK. Launched in April 2014, CERT – UK work closely with industry, government and academia to enhance UK cyber resilience.
As lead of the PSNI Cyber Investigation Team and chair of the Organised Crime Task Force (OCTF) Cyber group and Industry Engagement Group, I have become increasingly convinced that what is required is not just the building of local capabilities to combat and prevent cyber offending, but a broader change of industry to industry, and industry to law enforcement engagement through information sharing and collaborative utilisation of specialist skills. We have many examples of incidents involving local businesses who have fallen victim to cyber incidents and attacks and this has led to new ways of working to enable protection of companies, whilst there are instances where there may be a criminal justice outcome it is often the case that we are trying to mitigate harm and prevent future vulnerability rather than achieving traditional outcomes.
Criminality in cyber space develops and constantly changes in a way that policing has never experienced before. It involves international networks and market places and there is not a month goes by where the threats to the UK do not change significantly. To respond to this requires partnership with business and academia which stretches beyond words into real joint working in the operational sphere It is imperative that business and industry understand the importance of protecting themselves from cybercrime and that any business of any size is vulnerable to attack. This is set against the background that GCHQ report 80% of successful cyber-attacks could have been prevented through cyber awareness and prevention. I would, therefore, greatly value your participation and support in delivering this strategic partnership which will make a significant contribution to protecting Northern Ireland and maintaining public confidence by protecting our community from increasing national and international criminal threats.
This initiative is built upon previous evidence-based success of working closely with our Virtual Task Force partners, capitalising on the wealth of knowledge spread across industry and academia to identify and respond to the harm caused by new and emerging cybercrime threats.
Your participation in the Northern Ireland regional Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership (CISP) will add value to the initiative and I would therefore like to invite you to the Northern Ireland regional CISP awareness and training day on 19th January 2015, 10:00am – 2:00pm at the Department of Justice, Block B, Castle Buildings, Stormont Estate. The day will be facilitated by the Department of Justice Organised Crime Branch, PSNI and CERT-UK, who will provide comprehensive detail of the initiative and demonstrate the tangible benefits for Northern Ireland business and industry. This initiative is free of charge.
I would be grateful if you could confirm your attendance via email to Pauline Simpson at email@example.com Contact can also be made on 028 90 520 066.
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