EclecticIQ boosts information sharing for NZITF

Published: Thu 10 Nov 2016 11:56 AM
EclecticIQ boosts information sharing for New Zealand Internet Task Force
Threat Intelligence Platform from EclecticIQ to streamline information sharing on cybersecurity threats for members of the New Zealand Internet Task Force.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand – 10 November 2016.
The New Zealand Internet Task Force (NZITF) will connect its members through EclecticIQ Platform – a highly secure solution that consolidates cyber threat intelligence from multiple sources to foster in-depth analysis, and enables easier information sharing with trusted partners. EclecticIQ makes extensive use of STIX and TAXII, which are OASIS open-source standards enabling automation of threat intelligence and incident response workflows.
With the agreement between NZITF and EclecticIQ, members of the New Zealand Internet Taskforce will have access to EclecticIQ Platform through an online portal. Through EclecticIQ Platform, NZITF members can share critical information about malware and other online threats among themselves and with New Zealand’s wider cyber security community.
New Zealand Internet Task Force Chair Barry Brailey says information sharing is an important part of working to combat cyber threats, and a tactical imperative as the number of global security incidents continues to rise.
“EclecticIQ Platform provides a central hub for us to gather, digest, normalize and de-duplicate intelligence from our member base. We can streamline and funnel information coming from many different places into a single view, giving us instant access to information that we’ve previously only ever shared via email and face to face,” says Brailey.
“Our agreement with EclecticIQ is a step along the road towards more automated data sharing for the Task Force which, ultimately, is a good thing for New Zealand’s overall security posture,” he says.
EclecticIQ CEO Joep Gommers says the agreement positions the New Zealand Internet Task Force extremely well to make better use of the increasing volume of cyber threat intelligence.
“In helping defend and mitigate cyber-based threats, the Task Force needs to be able to collaborate, and to quickly and easily share information. We’re pleased, through this agreement, to be able to help them do this with our Threat Intelligence Platform,” says Gommers.
Deployment and support of the EclecticIQ Platform is being performed by Cosive, a specialist in incident response and threat intelligence, and EclecticIQ’s local representative.
A presentation on how the New Zealand Internet Task Force plans to make use of EclecticIQ’s Threat Intelligence Platform will be given at the upcoming NZITF Conference, being held across two days in mid-November.
About NZITF:
The New Zealand Internet Task Force (NZITF) is a non-profit with the mission of improving the cyber security posture of New Zealand. It’s a forum based on mutual trust for debate, networking, information sharing, and collaboration on matters relating to the cyber security of New Zealand.
Members encompass security professionals across government, law enforcement, academia, information security, and private sector industries including telecommunications, information technology, and banking.
About EclecticIQ:
EclecticIQ works with large enterprises, governments and MSSPs to improve cyber threat detection, prevention and response. Its analyst-centric EclecticIQ Platform boosts effectiveness of Threat Intelligence practices and intelligence-driven SOC and CERT operations.
The EclecticIQ Platform automatically collects intelligence from diverse sources; enables collaborative internal workflows; integrates with enterprise security technologies; and supports secure exchanges with external information-sharing communities.
The company won Deloitte’s Technology FAST50 Rising Star Award for “Most
Disruptive Innovator”. EclecticIQ is a member of OASIS CTI TC and affiliate member of FS-ISAC.
About Cosive:
Cosive helps Australian and New Zealand organisations make better use of their threat intelligence. Cosive are the local representative for EclecticIQ Platform, as well as providing intelligence feeds, integration and consulting services, bespoke software systems development, STIX/TAXII and CybOX consultancy, and incident response guidance.

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