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UK government launches public-private sector information sharing partnership on cyber security

Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, has launched a new government and industry partnership to share information and intelligence on cyber security threats.

The Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership (CISP) delivers a key component of the UK’s cyber security strategy in facilitating the sharing of information on cyber threats in order to make UK businesses more secure in cyberspace. This follows a successful pilot scheme which included over 160 companies across a range of UK sectors.

The partnership includes the introduction of a secure virtual ‘collaboration environment’ where government and industry partners can exchange information on threats and vulnerabilities in real time. The Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership will be complemented by a ‘Fusion Cell’ which will be supported on the government side by the Security Service, GCHQ and the National Crime Agency, and by industry analysts from a variety of sectors. They will work together to produce an enhanced picture of cyber threats facing the UK for the benefit of all partners.

If you would like to find out more about the CISP or if you are interested in applying to join, please contact info@cisp.org.uk

•Date: 27th March 2013 • UK •Type: Article • Topic: ISM

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