Security firms form new EU CERT

2013-05-03

Helen Martin

Virus Bulletin, UK
Editor: Helen Martin

Abstract

European security firms join forces to form the largest CERT provision in Europe.


A number of independent European security firms have joined forces to form the largest computer emergency response team (CERT) provision in Europe.

Founder members of the European Cyber Security Group (ECSG) include the Danish firm CSIS, Dutch firm Fox-IT, French firm Lexsi and Spanish firm S21sec.

The group will take a collaborative approach to CERT engagements, drawing on the combined expertise of more than 600 cybersecurity professionals to respond to incidents rapidly and efficiently.

The members of the group will share up-to-the-minute threat intelligence and information trends amongst each other as well as with government agencies to further the efforts of local cybercrime law enforcement. The group will also advise governments on best practices, policies and so on, and plans to lobby local and EU lawmakers to enact legislation that will ease the process of cross-border information sharing and cooperation.

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