System for automatic intel sharing is expected to be in place in several months, official says
SANTA CLARA – June 22, 2016 – At Monday’s Tel Aviv conference on cybersecurity, the deputy secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, announced that Israel and the US are scheduled to sign an agreement to share information on cyber security threats in almost real time. Nation-E, a global leader in providing proactive cybersecurity solutions for critical infrastructure and the smart grid environments, is eager for this new partnership and expects it to raise cybersecurity awareness on a global scale, especially when it comes to cybersecurity for critical infrastructure.
To address the critical need for countries across the world to share innovations, research and development, the US and Israel have will team up to become the ultimate leader in cybersecurity across the world. Nation-E’s CEO, Idan Udi Edry, hopes this combined effort will inform citizens of the life-threatening results that can occur because of a cyber-attack on critical infrastructure.
“Cyber-attacks are quickly becoming one of the most dangerous things in the world,” said Edry. “With the U.S. and Israel collaborating and sharing information with each other, we can enhance existing solutions to better-defend against cyber-attacks and protect critical infrastructure around the world.”
At Monday’s conference, Eviatar Matania, the head of Israel’s National Cyber Bureau, said that the system for the automatic information sharing of cyber threats between the US and Israel is expected to be in place in several months, and Israel is in talks to set up similar systems with other countries. According to Matania, Israel and the US will automatically compile and screen information coming from different agencies and sources and share with each other what is deemed useful.
“This is a global effort because organizations around the world need to be aware of the seriousness of cyber-attacks,” said Edry. “We hope this new partnership gives us the opportunity to inform organizations about the solutions currently available to detect and prevent these attacks.”
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