New Platform Collects COVID-19 Threat IntelligencePandemic-Related Threat Feed Designed to Assist Efforts to Mitigate Risks
Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, creating new threats and cybersecurity challenges. As a result, a group of companies, including Cloudflare and GitHub, are joining with 3,000 volunteers to collect pandemic-related threat intelligence. The group, called the COVID-19 Cyber Threat Coalition, hopes that its threat intelligence platform will help thwart cybercriminals' efforts to take advantage of the pandemic.
Nick Espinosa, a spokesman for the group, says the collaboration includes companies from a wide variety of sectors that may have not have participated in other threat intel collaborations.
The platform is designed to supplement the existing defensive structures with a public threat feed, Espinosa says. It's already ingesting 100 million indicators of compromise a day.
In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Espinosa discusses:
- What types of threats enterprises are facing as cybercriminals try to take advantage of the pandemic;
- What types of threat intelligence the COVID-19 Cyber Threat Coalition is collecting;
- How the healthcare industry is continuing to get hit by ransomware.
Espinosa, who is CEO of Security Fanatics , is spokesperson for the COVID-19 Cyber Threat Coalition. He’s the co-author of the cybersecurity book "Easy Prey", a TEDx speaker and host of The Deep Dive, a syndicated radio show.