FBI Attack Reporting Portal

Monday, August 5, 2013 @ 04:08 PM gHale

FBI launched iGuardian, an online portal for private sector companies that allows them to easily and consistently report any cyber threat or attack.

The pilot program, unveiled at the AFCEA International Global Intelligence Forum by FBI’s assistant director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response Services Branch Richard McFeely, will initially be available to the 58,000 companies that are part of the FBI’s InfraGuard network.

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If it works like they believe it will, officials said they will invite other companies to use it, especially those in the critical infrastructure sectors.

“We did not have a structured way that we were collecting the information from companies that had been hacked,” McFeely said. “We did not have, really, a form that we could share with companies to make sure we were getting all the information that we needed.”

That is the goal of iGuardian. A filled-out form ends up delivered to the National Cyber Investigative Joint Taskforce, which includes 19 government intelligence and law enforcement agencies that work together to track, attribute, and take action against cyber threats and attackers.

After a company submits a report, individual field offices and their cyber task forces will be the ones who will engage with them.

Information about the attacks will also go out to other companies, but the names of the companies that suffered the attack will not appear.

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