Companies in Defence Cyber Protection Partnership to share cyber threat info with MoD

Sunday, July 7th 2013

The UK government has taken efforts through the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to partner with 9 companies this week, to curb critical cyber security threats. Among the companies joining are  defence contractors and telecommunication companies. Named the Defence Cyber-Protection Partnership, the entities participating here have committed themselves to share cyber threat information. Their objective is to enhance cyber security by sharing vital information on threats and vulnerabilities amongst participants and the MoD. They have pledged to raise awareness of cyber security with their supply chains of sub-contractors, as well as internally. The 9 companies include- BT, H-P, EADS, Rolls Royce, Lockheed Martin, BAE-Systems, Selex ES, Logica and Thales.

Coincidentally or maybe not, BT and Verizon called for greater cooperation on cyber security on Wednesday. They called upon victims of attacks to come forth and share what they learnt with others and the intelligence agencies. In a speech delivered at the National Security Summit on 3rd July, defence minister Philip Dunne stressed the importance of learning from each others' experiences, that government and industry can work together to protect these critical networks and protect the business of defence.


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