Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 53 - Page 32

The Trellix report shows 87 % of respondents from NATO countries of Germany , France and the UK believe formalised , government-led initiatives can play an important role in improving their nations ’ protection against cyberthreats .
believe there is room for improvement in the level of cybersecurity partnerships between their national governments and organisations .
Over half ( 52 %) of British , 46 % of German and 35 % of French respondents favoured a combination of incident notification and liability protection to facilitate sharing of cyberattack data between impacted organisations , government partners and industry audiences . A total of 44 % of British and 41 % of German and French respondents favoured tighter cooperation on cyber incident management while cyberattacks and campaigns are in progress .
In terms of the types of data government should share to help organisations better protect themselves , nearly two-thirds ( 60 %) of British respondents would like to receive more data on cyberattack campaigns in progress . Around half of German respondents said they would like to receive more information on different cybercrime and threat actor groups . Some French respondents ( 58 %) say cybersecurity vulnerability data would be preferred above other data types .
“ Cyberattacks are as much a part of modern warfare as the use of physical weapons ,” said Fabien Rech , VP EMEA , Trellix . “ Attacks against critical infrastructure are nothing new , but the last few months have opened more eyes to the activities of many governments and hacking groups as they directly target those assets and systems vital to a nation ’ s economic security , safety and public health .
“ The UK Government has previously set out the admirable vision to be a leading cyber power in 2030 , able to protect and promote its interests in and through cyberspace in support of national goals ,” Rech continued . “ Yet as cybercriminals backed by nation states up the ante , the UK – and every other country – will need to do the same if it is to achieve this goal . This will require a joint effort across public and private sectors . To combat the heightened risk of hostile cyber activity today , the UK Government ’ s push to strengthen collaboration with businesses and shore up defences needs to be accelerated .
“ Government-led initiatives have an important role to play , but it will also be down to organisations across every sector – particularly those in critical infrastructure – to facilitate the sharing of threat intelligence as well as make the most of advanced cybersecurity technology and the adaptive protection it enables . Static , siloed security falls short against the agile approach cybercriminals and nation states employ for their dirty tactics . The government and UK organisations will need to not only collaborate , but also ensure their security teams are able to respond quickly with security that spots , stops and adapts quickly to incoming threats . This will be core to government agencies and critical infrastructure providers remaining resilient and ready to fend off new attacks which come their way ,” said Rech . p
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