Microsoft Announces New Pilot Program In Partnership With Financial Services Industry To Fight Against Cybercrime

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Today, Microsoft announced their partnership with Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) in fighting against cybercrime. FS-ISAC is the global financial industry’s go-to resource for cyber and physical threat intelligence analysis and sharing and Microsoft will be sharing cyber-threat intelligence, free of charge, to better protect Microsoft’s mutual customers and partners.

Through this pilot program, Microsoft will make its Cyber Threat Intelligence Program feed available to participating FS-ISAC members, which will receive near real-time information on known malware infections affecting more than 67 million unique IP address. With this information, FS-ISAC members will be able to quickly identify infected computers on their networks and clean them of malware, through an automated, confidential and secure feed distributed via the cloud with Microsoft Azure.

This collaboration will provide valuable intelligence into the global threat landscape affecting the financial services industry, including distributed denial of service attacks and financial botnet attacks. Together, we’ll be able to better protect FS-ISAC’s members and Microsoft customers from cyber-threats.

Source: Microsoft

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