Team Cymru’s CSIRT Assistance Program Hits New Milestone, Exceeding 125 CSIRT Teams

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Team Cymru now helps protect over 85 countries, delivering on mission to save and improve lives

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We feel it’s an ethical responsibility to get as much of our insight back to those that need it and that’s why the Team Cymru CSIRT Assistance Program has been so hugely successful in terms of real, daily impact on human lives in over 85 countries.

Internet security and threat intelligence firm Team Cymru announced today a major milestone for its global CSIRT Assistance Program (CAP) community service. With the addition of the Swiss National CSIRT, Bangladesh National CSIRT and South African National CSIRT, the Team Cymru CAP has signed on a total number of 129 national and regional organizations and helps to protect over 85 countries.

Established nearly a decade ago as a trusted conduit for notifying countries of observed malicious Internet activity, the Team Cymru CAP works with national and regional CSIRTs (Computer Security Incident Response Teams) by sharing its world-class threat intelligence at no cost. Today the CAP has scaled to provide up to 20 million events to global CSIRTs every day, monitoring these nations’ IP space, which amounts to approximately 52 percent of IPV4 and 75 percent of IPV6 traffic.

"As a National CERT, CERT.br has a strong focus on making the Brazilian Internet ecosystem healthier. To this end we are always looking for partnerships with organizations that can provide data with assured quality, that can help us prioritize the most pressing issues, and the Team Cymru CSIRT Assistance Program is one of the leading sources,” said Cristine Hoepers, General Manager, CERT.br.

“We feel it’s an ethical responsibility to get as much of our insight back to those that need it and that’s why the Team Cymru CSIRT Assistance Program has been so hugely successful in terms of real, daily impact on human lives in over 85 countries,” said Steve Santorelli, Director of Intelligence and Outreach, Team Cymru. “This milestone indicates that our community can coalesce around these threats in a way that puts the greater good in front of corporate greed."

With the mission to save and improve lives, Team Cymru works in the background to support law enforcement and cybersecurity communities with its global visibility into malicious Internet activity and other unique resources. The Team Cymru CSIRT Assistance Program is one of seven community services that the company delivers at no cost to the organizations that make the Internet a safer place.

In a recent example of its community support, a security research team was able to use Team Cymru’s highly restricted threat intelligence news mailing list to secretly orchestrate the dissemination of information about the EmoCrash “vaccine” script to CERTs around the world for six months and prevent Emotet malware from attacking new victims. More than 6000 people subscribe to the Team Cymru Dragon News Bytes.

Team Cymru has unique visibility into the majority of global IP space and is recognized as a critical source of threat intelligence data for the public sector,major commercial cyber security companies, and Fortune 500 security teams. The company has worked for 15 years to build an unmatched ecosystem of data sharing partners, as well as an expansive threat intelligence infrastructure. Team Cymru’s "Pure Signal™" platform makes it possible for the nation’s largest organizations to employ threat hunting at Internet scale.

To read the blog visit http://bit.ly/129csirt.

To apply to receive or give data through the Team Cymru CSIRT Assistance Program visit https://team-cymru.com/community-services/csirt-ap/.

About Team Cymru
Since 2005, Team Cymru’s mission has been to save and improve lives by working with public and private sector entities to discover, track and take down threat actors and criminals around the globe. The company delivers comprehensive visibility into global cyber threat activity and is a key source of intelligence data for many cyber security and threat intelligence vendors. Enterprise security teams rely on its Pure Signal™ platform for access to global network traffic and 50+ other types of data. With this visibility, they not only accelerate incident response, but they can get ahead of their most critical, recurring threats – monitoring infrastructures in the wild and even blocking attacks before they’re launched. For more information visit https://team-cymru.com/.

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