In the fight against cybercrime, cooperation between security industry leaders, law enforcement, and Internet technology providers is becoming ever-more important; case in point, Conficker, which received so much attention earlier this year. To address this threat, the Conficker Working Group—a large-scale collaborative effort among security vendors, law enforcement agencies, and ISPs—was formed with successful results.
This week, technology industry, government, and law enforcement leaders from around the globe have converged upon Microsoft’s Redmond, WA campus for the first-ever meeting of the Digital Crimes Consortium. Symantec is a platinum sponsor of the Digital Crimes Consortium and is partnering with Microsoft on this important initiative. In addition, myself and fellow Symantec Security Technology and Response expert Jeff Wilhelm are presenting on key security topics at the event.
The consortium is intended to be a foundation for building a long-term coordinated effort in the fight against cybercrime. This consortium will provide a mechanism for information sharing, tools development, and community building to help industry, government, academia, and law enforcement as a whole to better address the complexity of the evolving threat landscape.
As the largest Internet security company in the world, Symantec has a unique perspective on the threat landscape. Our Global Intelligence Network researchers and analysts monitor the Internet 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Our researchers are frequently the first to spot new malicious code trends, such as the growing problem of polymorphic threats, and create entirely new approaches to security to meet those trends head on, such as our new Quorum reputation-based security technology.