NJ partnership fights financial cyber threats

NJ partnership fights financial cyber threats

In order to better protect state banking institutions from cybersecurity threats, the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) is partnering with the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) to share and analyze financial cyber threat information.

Under the terms of the agreement, NJCCIC cyber threat analysts will be able to discover trends, tactics and vulnerabilities with the use of shared data leveraged from global financial institutions.

Both FS-ISAC and the NJCCIC will use Soltra Edge, an automated threat intelligence platform,  to exchange intelligence in real-time between FS-ISAC’s Security Operations Center and the NJCCIC at the New Jersey Regional Operations Intelligence Center.

Soltra Edge uses the Structured Threat Intelligence eXpression (STIX) format to store, send and receive information and theTrusted Automated eXchange of Indication Information (TAXII) open standards protocol for data routing.

“Through a variety of initiatives and service offerings, FS-ISAC has been working to make real-time threat intelligence available to any financial institution,” said Bill Nelson, president and CEO of FS-ISAC and president of Soltra. “This agreement with NJCCIC is unique today, but we expect to partner with additional regional cyber centers to make the right cyber information available at the right time across the financial sector.”

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