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CERT and ArcSight Join Forces to Battle Cyberthreats

In an era when cyberterrorism is more than just a nuisance, the need to provide effective means to thwart such attacks is critical for today’s leading businesses and universities, as well as the general public. To help create technology for security information sharing and research, Carnegie Mellon University’s CERT Coordination Center located at its Software Engineering Institute in Pittsburgh, PA, and enterprise security risk management software provider ArcSight, headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, have launched the Cyber Security Information Sharing Project (CSISP). Along with three other universities yet to be named, the new group plans to conduct ongoing research to find solutions that will enable companies’ to uncover and effectively fight off cyberattacks by using information gathered from throughout the security community. Each participating school will act as a data-collection end point and send attack information straight to the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC). “We are pleased that ArcSight is offering its technology to help improve the state-of-art in event aggregation, security analysis, and incident management,” says CERT director Rich Pethia. “The unique combination of private enterprise, public scholarship, and research embodied in CSISP is an innovative model that will contribute to the reduction in overall risk to the United States due to serious cyberthreats and attacks.” Full Story

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