Group-IB Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-GIB) has become a member of the Computer Emergency Response Team - Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC-CERT). The collaboration will allow Group-IB together with the other OIC-CERT members to improve visibility on the sophisticated cyber threats against the Islamic countries through robust cyber intelligence sharing and joint cyber threat research efforts.
CERT-GIB becomes the 49th Computer Emergency Response team to join the organization, which includes private and government CERTs from 27 countries.
OIC-CERT aims to promote cross-border information sharing in the field of cyber security in order to reduce cybercrimes, which comes in line with CERT-GIB mission to immediately contain cyber threats, regardless of when and where they take place and who is involved.
According to Group-IB's annual Hi-Tech Crime Trends Report 2019/2020, the number and complexity level of cyber-attacks carried out by both state-sponsored hacking groups and financially motivated cyber criminals have increased significantly.
In H2 2018-H1 2019, Group-IB's specialists detected the activities of 38 different state-sponsored actors, specialized in sabotage and cyber espionage, which along with regular data breaches and leaks, financially motivated attacks on individuals and organizations, are part of today's everyday reality.
The growing cyber threats can only be confronted with international cooperation and timely data exchange.
"The OIC-CERT welcomes Group-IB CERT to the collaboration," said Mohd Shamir Hashim, the Head of the OIC-CERT Permanent Secretariat. "This will open up new technologies of threat hunting & intelligence, anti-fraud solutions and cyber investigations capabilities to the members of the OIC-CERT, which is vital in the IR4 era."
"Threat intelligence data exchange between different CERTs is a bedrock for advancing cyber stability globally, since the frequency and the depth of interactions have a great impact on the cyber security of companies and organizations worldwide and ensure a faster response to cyber security incidents," said Aleksandr Kalinin, Head of CERT-GIB.