FBI Director Christopher Wray said : “ What partnership lets us do is hit our adversaries at every point , from the victims ’ networks back all the way to the hackers ’ own computers , because when it comes to the FBI ’ s cyber strategy we know trying to stand in the goal and block shots isn ’ t going to get the job done .
“ We ’ re disrupting three things : the threat actors , their infrastructure and their money . And we have the most durable impact when we work with all our partners to disrupt all three together .”
Effective cybersecurity requires robust collaboration at all levels , both internally and externally
Sophos X-Ops is taking a similar approach : gathering and operating on threat intelligence from its own multidisciplinary groups to help stop attackers earlier , preventing or minimising the harms of ransomware , espionage or other cybercrimes that can befall organisations of all types and sizes and working with law enforcement to neutralise attacker infrastructure .
While Sophos ’ internal teams already share information as a matter of course , the formal creation of Sophos X-Ops drives forward a faster , more streamlined process necessary to counter equally fastmoving adversaries .
“ Effective cybersecurity requires robust collaboration at all levels , both internally and externally ; it is the only way to discover , analyse and counter malicious cyber actors at speed at