Janet Computer Security Incident Response Team (Janet CSIRT), provided by Jisc, today announced that it is to adopt Codenomicon's AbuseSA solution to report cyber threat information to its members. Janet CSIRT safeguards your current and future computer security, with a primary function to monitor and resolve any security incidents that occur on Janet, the UK's national research and education network, provided by Jisc.
AbuseSA automates abuse handling enabling Janet CSIRT to process more threat information in less time. AbuseSA is already used by the Cyber-Security Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP), which is a collaborative initiative between industry and government to share cyber threat and vulnerability information, increase overall situational awareness and to reduce the impact of cyber-attacks on UK business and which sits within CERT-UK.
"AbuseSA enables us to process all our information sources at the same place, in the same way ", says James Davis, Janet. "AbuseSA creates a new baseline for the reporting service. Our customers will now be able to have full visibility of all the data we receive. In addition, AbuseSA automates parts of the collaborative process we have provided to our customers for years."
AbuseSA helps CERTs setup an automated, easily configurable and extensible reporting system. AbuseSA enables CERT organizations to handle more abuse information faster by automatically collecting and processing abuse information from multiple external sources and by automatically generating reports to relevant stakeholders according to their specifications. With AbuseSA, CERTs can gain global abuse situation awareness and share actionable cyber threat information with critical infrastructure providers and other stakeholders.
"We are happy that there was a specifically designed product for notifying our customers" continued James. "Using resources in-house to piece together the capability would have been time away from helping our customers"
AbuseSA is already used by a number of national CERTs and cyber defense organizations around the world, including NCSC-FI and CERT-UK, specifically within the CiSP. By using AbuseSA to automate incident handling, NCSC-FI was able to increase the amount of individual cases it handled from 1000 in 2005 to 250 000 in 2012. As more data has become available in recent years, NCSC-FI numbers grew up to 600 000 individual cases, making it clear that without full automation too many incidents go unreported.
"We are excited to be working with Janet CSIRT", says Jani Kenttälä, Head of Situation Awareness Solutions at Codenomicon. "The team is very motivated helping their customers. It gives us great pleasure to work with teams like this, knowing together we make Internet a better place to live in."
About Janet CSIRT
Jisc (jisc.ac.uk) offers digital services and solutions for UK education and research. The charity does this to achieve its vision for the UK to be the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world.
Working together across the higher education, further education and skills sectors, Jisc provides trusted advice and support, reduces sector costs across shared network, digital content, IT services and procurement negotiations, ensuring the sector stays ahead of the game with research and development for the future.
Janet's Computer Security Incident Response Team (Janet CSIRT) safeguard your current and future computer security, with a primary function to monitor and resolve any security incidents that occur on Janet, the UK's national research and education network, provided by Jisc.
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Codenomicon (codenomicon.com) is a leading developer of proactive cybersecurity solutions. Codenomicon has over 15 years of expertise in the field of cyber security and has pioneered several new innovations in this area. Codenomicon's fully automated solutions enable you to improve your defenses against cyber threats without straining your resources. Codenomicon AbuseSA automatically generates actionable incident reports and real-time visualizations from traffic reports, intelligence sources and internal and external security feeds. It is the collaboration tool of choice national CERTs and other cyberdefense organizations, and widely used in cyberdefense exercises.
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