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Kaspersky Creates Own ICS CERT
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 @ 02:10 PM gHale
Kaspersky Lab launched the Industrial Control Systems Computer Emergency Response Team, a global CERT that welcomes collaboration with critical infrastructure operators, vendors and government institutions.
Modern cybersecurity requires the best and the latest intelligence about threats, especially when cybercriminals are targeting critical infrastructure facilities.
Through the Kaspersky Lab ICS-CERT, the company will share its years of knowledge and experience in securing industrial systems, as well as coordinate the exchange of expertise on cyber threats and protection methods between all interested parties.
The Industrial Control Systems Emergency Response Team is a Kaspersky Lab project that will offer a wide range of information services – from intelligence on the latest threats, security incidents and mitigation strategies, to incident response, investigation consultancy and services.
In addition to the latest intelligence about threats and vulnerabilities, the Kaspersky Lab ICS-CERT will also share expertise on compliance. As a non-commercial project, the Kaspersky Lab ICS-CERT will share information and expertise to its members free of charge.
“Today’s approach to cybersecurity highlights the importance of accumulating intelligence on the latest threats, in order to develop protection technologies,” said Andrey Doukhvalov, head of future technologies and chief security architect, Kaspersky Lab. “This is especially true for industrial infrastructure, which has specific threats, highly customized hardware and software, and strict requirements for reliability. We are confident that sharing intelligence, or, in a broader way, exchanging knowledge between vendors and operators, is an important step toward more secure critical infrastructure.”
“As a provider of specialized security solutions for industrial control systems, the way we work with our customers is similar to the operation of a typical CERT entity,” said Andrey Suvorov, head of critical infrastructure protection business development, Kaspersky Lab. “True security comes with sharing information on the latest threats and security vulnerabilities, offering services like incident response, penetration testing and staff training. Establishing ICS-CERT is a logical move for us to expand the availability of our intelligence, sharing our knowledge and expertise with the wider industry, as well as learning from the industry as the threat landscape continues to evolve.”
Kaspersky Lab’s ICS-CERT welcomes new members and all interested parties from around the world to collaborate and work together toward a more secure ICS environment. Information about membership, terms and conditions and our approach to intelligence sharing is available at the official website of the Kaspersky Lab ICS-CERT.