Retail-ISAC Launches Cyber Sharing Portal Supported By FS-ISAC

 

The Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC) announced it has reached another key milestone and expanded the capabilities of its Retail Information Sharing Analysis Center (Retail ISAC) with the establishment of an intelligence sharing portal managed by the FS-ISAC. R-CISC Intelligence Sharing Portal is the next phase in the continued development of the R-CISC that enhances the capabilities retailers currently use to share vital cybersecurity intelligence information within the community, and receive intelligence from key partners, government agencies, and law enforcement.

 

 

“The formalization of the sharing portal supported by the FS-ISAC is an important step in the evolution of retail cyber threat information sharing,” said R-CISC Executive Director Brian Engle. “The R-CISC portal will substantially increase the efficacy of the information sharing already underway by contextualizing, prioritizing and cataloging the information shared between retailers, other industries and law enforcement.” The launch of the Intelligence Sharing Portal is one of several tools that the R-CISC is developing to serve the industry. In addition to enabling valuable cyber threat information sharing, the R-CISC continues to develop robust education and research offerings as well.

“FS-ISAC is proud to support R-CISC as it delivers on its core mission of information sharing and enabling retail organizations around the world improve their cyber security posture and resilience,” says Bill Nelson, FS-ISAC President & CEO. “FS-ISAC continually looks to innovate how information is shared, analyzed and disseminated. We believe there is tremendous potential both for intra-sector and cross-sector sharing and we look forward to sharing our expertise to help enable these new ways of collaborating.”

The relationship with FS-ISAC also paves the way for continued advancements, including use of Soltra Edge, the automated threat indicator sharing platform and other technologies and services.

Background on R-CISC:The Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center is the cybersecurity resource for the retail industry. The R-CISC is a non-profit corporation promoting cybersecurity and data privacy through all appropriate means.
Developed with the input of more than 50 retailers, the R-CISC consists of three components:

1. The Center’s Retail Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) has opened a steady flow of information sharing between retailers, law enforcement and other relevant stakeholders. These efforts already have helped retailers establish trusted sharing relationships, have prevented data breaches, protected millions of American customers and saved millions of dollars.

2. The Education & Training arm works with retailers and partners to develop and provide both education and training to empower information security professionals in retail and related industries.

3. The Research arm looks to the future, undertaking research and development projects in partnership with academia, thought leaders, and subject matter experts in order to better understand threats on the horizon

Background on FS-ISAC:

The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, formed in 1999, is a member-owned non-profit and private financial sector initiative. It was designed and developed by its member institutions. Its primary function is to share timely, relevant and actionable physical and cyber security threat and incident information to enhance the ability of the financial services sector to prepare for, respond to, and mitigate the risk associated with these threats. Constantly gathering reliable and timely information between its members, and from financial services providers, commercial security firms, government agencies, law enforcement and other trusted resources, the FS-ISAC is uniquely positioned to quickly disseminate physical and cyber threat alerts and other critical information. This information includes analysis and recommended solutions from leading industry expert. Please visit www.fsisac.com for additional information.

 

Article Written by
Brian Dodge
Executive Vice President, Communications and Strategic Initiatives
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