The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is launching a new partnership to help secure critical cyber infrastructures in the US better against external attacks. AWS, Microsoft and Google Cloud are participating.
CISA’s statement states that the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative should play a leading role in the development of cyber defense plans. According to CISA, this will enable coordinated implementation, better identify risks and reduce the impact of cyber attacks. Through the Joint Cyber Defence Collaborative, insights are also shared among the members so that members are more quickly aware of where there are any problems.
”The participating partners are working together to protect national critical cyber infrastructures from attacks and to come up with new solutions to these problems, ” said Jen Easterly, director of CISA.
“Our initial focus will be on fighting ransomware and coordinating incidents among cloud service providers.”
Among others, Amazon Web Services, AT & T, Crowdstrike, FireEye Mandiant, Google Cloud, Lumen, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks and Verizon, signed already present. Some U.S. government agencies also participate, including the U.S. ministries of Defense and Justice, the NSA, the FBI, and the US Cyber Command team.