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31st July 2018
The Intelligence Network: Big Boys Collaborate to Tackle Cybercrime

Big Boys Pull Together to Tackle Cybercrime

It seems that businesses are, at long last, going to be more accountable for cybercrime. We are happy to hear that the likes of BAE Systems and Vodafone are finally on the same page with an aim for more transparency and collaboration when it comes to cyber security. With the growth in the amount and severity of hacking, phishing and other cyber-attacks in recent years, the Switch2IT team has been saying for a while that something of this magnitude needs to happen to kick cybercrime into touch.

According to IT Pro, a group of British security companies and tech main players are working together to create a security intelligence network which tackles growing threats in the world of technology.

This consortium comprises of British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company BAE Systems; British multinational telecommunications conglomerate Vodafone; Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), the world's oldest independent think tank on international defence and security; world-leading cyber security accelerator and seed investment programme CyLon; and the Surrey University Centre for Cyber Crime.

Over seven years, the security intelligence network will develop with an aim to establish a safer digital landscape. A manifesto, which details the commitments of The Intelligence Network, will include changes to the following key areas:

  • Leadership
  • Cultures
  • Behaviour
  • Processes

Julian Cracknell, Managing Director at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, said:

“When discussing the cyber security landscape with our customers, partners and employees, there seems to be a groundswell of support to work together more closely for the greater good.

“The Intelligence Network is an initiative which we hope will unite a community of like-minded global security professionals and industry influencers who share our vision. Through this manifesto, we are setting out the ambitions of The Intelligence Network and establishing a framework for creating a safer society by 2025.”

The focus is on businesses and the government working together and the sharing of information. Switch2IT sees that the core of this strategy is making IT security available to all – regardless of business size or sector. We also see introducing a corporate risk management structure, similar to that of health and safety regulations, as an excellent way forward.

Switch2IT’s Director Daniel Piggott says:

“A collaboration of this kind has been a long time coming. Here’s hoping that businesses of all sizes can get on board and that, together, British businesses and government can make prevalent cybercrime, which costs the UK economy almost £30 billion per year, a thing of the past. Cyber security is certainly a priority for Switch2IT and our clients; this is one further step in the right direction.”

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