BAE Systems And Fujitsu Announce Cyber Threat Sharing System

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British defence manufacturer BAE Systems and Japanese technology giant Fujitsu have announced a partnership to develop and implement a Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) sharing system.

Cyber threats don’t see nor respect national borders. Attackers can strike anywhere from any point around the globe. CTI sharing is fast becoming a strict necessity for effective cyber defences, and so the partnership’s goal is to improve organisational cyber defence by employing industry standards and open source tools to share threat information across borders.

“This partnership builds upon our strong working relationship with Fujitsu,” said Peder Jungck, chief technology officer of BAE Systems’ Intelligence & Security arm. “As a team, we’re producing some of the most cutting-edge solutions to manage our customers’ defense and security needs, regardless of the industry.”

By leveraging BAE Systems’ extensive expertise in CTI analysis and model-based software engineering, the partnership has produced a threat sharing technology that allows for secure CTI sharing between the two companies. It prevents the sharing of confidential and private corporate data through the use of strictly enforced sharing policies reliant on a model-based data protection framework.

“ BAE Systems and Fujitsu cyber analysts can now easily review shared cyber threat intelligence, modify their security settings to their respective networks, and adjust what types of cyber threat intelligence they wish to share with their partners, creating an agile CTI management framework,” reads the statement from BAE Systems.

Work on the project is being done across multiple locations in Northern Virginia and Tokyo, with the expert aid of Retired US Air Force Major General Jim Keffer, former chief of staff of the Cyber Command.