OmniSoc a founding partner in global threat intelligence sharing sytem
May 26, 2021, 15:13 PM
A new cybersecurity threat intelligence sharing system that will help research and education organizations prevent and mitigate cyber-attacks has been created by higher education information technology and cybersecurity organizations in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and Australia will collaborate to share intelligence on malware attacks using a platform called MISP.
new cybersecurity threat intelligence sharing system that will help research and education organizations prevent and mitigate cyber-attacks has been created by higher education information technology and cybersecurity organizations in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada and Australia.
The organizations will collaborate to share intelligence on malware attacks using a platform called MISP, a European Union-funded platform for sharing cybersecurity information that is already used by more than 6,000 organizations. The platform allows organizations to share information about cyber-threats with partner organizations in real time.
A founding partner in this global effort is OmniSOC, which was founded by Indiana University, Northwestern University, Purdue University, Rutgers University, and the University of Nebraska—members of the Big Ten Academic Alliance—to reduce the time from first detection of a security threat to campus mitigation. OmniSOC also supports the ResearchSOC, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Security Operations Center, providing cybersecurity for the nation’s greatest research. Major NSF clients include the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, GAGE/UNAVCO, and the Gemini Observatory.
OmniSOC operates as part of Indiana University in conjunction with the formidable experiences and capabilities of the Global Network Operations Center (GlobalNOC). It also makes use of threat intelligence insights from the Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC).
Other founding partners in the collaboration are:
- Jisc, the U.K.’s technology body for tertiary education
- AARNet, Australia’s national research and education network
- The Canadian Shared Security Operations Centre, CanSSOC, a partnership between education institutions in Canada and Canada’s national research and education network
- REN-ISAC, the Research and Education Networks Information Sharing and Analysis Center, based at Indiana University in Bloomington
“This is a great example of global collaboration in the face of a global threat,” said Von Welch, OmniSOC director. “This platform will enhance OmniSOC’s ability to apply threat intelligence for the benefit of our members. Combined with other threat intelligence sources, such as REN-ISAC and that shared by our partners, this global threat intelligence gives OmniSOC analysts a unique perspective,” Welch said.