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NZ Internet Task Force boosts information sharing on cyber threats

NZ Internet Task Force boosts information sharing on cyber threats

Using EclecticIQ Platform, members can share information about malware and other online threats among themselves and with the wider cybersecurity community.

We can streamline and funnel information coming from many different places into a single view, giving us instant access to information that we’ve previously only ever shared via email and face to face.

Barry Brailey, NZTIF

The New Zealand Internet Task Force (NZITF) will connect its members through EclecticIQ Platform – a highly secure system that consolidates cyber threat intelligence from multiple sources.

Task Force chair Barry Brailey says information sharing is an important part of working to combat cyber threats, and a tactical imperative as the number of global security incidents continues to rise.

“EclecticIQ Platform provides a central hub for us to gather, digest, normalise and de-duplicate intelligence from our member base,” says Brailey, in a statement.

“We can streamline and funnel information coming from many different places into a single view, giving us instant access to information that we’ve previously only ever shared via email and face to face.

“Our agreement with EclecticIQ is a step along the road towards more automated data sharing for the Task Force which, ultimately, is a good thing for New Zealand’s overall security posture,” he adds.

The NZITF is a non-profit that aims to improve the cybersecurity posture of New Zealand. Members include security professionals across government, law enforcement and academia, and the private sector including telecommunications, information technology, and banking.

EclecticIQ uses STIX and TAXII, which are OASIS open-source standards enabling automation of threat intelligence and incident response workflows.

With the agreement between NZITF and EclecticIQ, members of the New Zealand Internet Taskforce will have access to EclecticIQ Platform through an online portal.

Through the platform, NZITF members can share information about malware and other online threats among themselves and with New Zealand’s wider cybersecurity community.

EclecticIQ CEO Joep Gommers says the agreement positions the New Zealand Internet Task Force extremely well to make better use of the increasing volume of cyber threat intelligence.

“In helping defend and mitigate cyber-based threats, the Task Force needs to be able to collaborate, and to quickly and easily share information. We’re pleased, through this agreement, to be able to help them do this with our Threat Intelligence Platform,” says Gommers.

Deployment and support of the EclecticIQ Platform is being performed by Cosive, a specialist in incident response and threat intelligence, and EclecticIQ’s local representative.

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