Thursday 19 April 2018

*UKHotViewsExtra* Cyber security suppliers join new cold war at RSA 2018

UKHotViews PremiumThis year’s RSA IT security conference brought together some of the leading players in the cyber security world in more ways than one, demonstrating what looks like real intention to enable greater collaboration in the fight against cybercriminals and state-sponsored hackers.

Thirty four companies signed the Cybersecurity Tech Accord (CTA) billed as a “watershed” agreement between rivals and a "digital Geneva Convention" designed to protect civilians against government-orchestrated attacks - a neat fusion of commerce and politics as big tech firms join the ongoing confrontation with Russia in particular.

A joint technical alert by the GHCQ-operated National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security warning of malicious cyber activity being carried by Russian state sponsored hackers coincides nicely with the CTA’s formation, whose members have pledged to abstain from helping governments to launch cyberattacks in the first place.

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Posted by Martin Courtney at '12:16' - Tagged: alliance   cyber   rsaconference