Retail-ISAC Launches Cyber Sharing Portal
Supported by FS-ISAC
Portal the latest milestone for Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center
Washington, DC - 3/24/2015 - The
Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing
Center (R-CISC) announced it has reached another key milestone and expanded the
capabilities of its Retail Information Sharing Analysis Center (Retail ISAC)
with the establishment of an intelligence sharing portal managed by the
R-CISC Intelligence Sharing Portal is the next phase in the continued
development of the R-CISC that enhances the capabilities retailers currently use
to share vital cybersecurity intelligence information within the community, and
receive intelligence from key partners, government agencies, and law
"The formalization of the sharing portal supported by the FS-ISAC is an
important step in the evolution of retail cyber threat information sharing,"
said R-CISC Executive Director Brian Engle. "The R-CISC portal will
substantially increase the efficacy of the information sharing already underway
by contextualizing, prioritizing and cataloging the information shared between
retailers, other industries and law enforcement."
The launch of the Intelligence Sharing Portal is one of several tools that the
R-CISC is developing to serve the industry. In addition to enabling valuable
cyber threat information sharing, the R-CISC continues to develop robust
education and research offerings as well.
"FS-ISAC is proud to support R-CISC as it delivers on its core mission of
information sharing and enabling retail organizations around the world improve
their cyber security posture and resilience," says Bill Nelson, FS-ISAC
President & CEO. "FS-ISAC continually looks to innovate how information is
shared, analyzed and disseminated. We believe there is tremendous potential both
for intra-sector and cross-sector sharing and we look forward to sharing our
expertise to help enable these new ways of collaborating."
The relationship with FS-ISAC also paves the way for continued advancements,
including use of Soltra Edge, the automated threat indicator sharing platform
and other technologies and services.
Background on R-CISC:
The Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center is the cybersecurity resource for
the retail industry. The R-CISC is a non-profit corporation promoting
cybersecurity and data privacy through all appropriate means.
Developed with the input of more than 50 retailers, the R-CISC consists of three
|The Center's Retail Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) has opened
a steady flow of information sharing between retailers, law enforcement and
other relevant stakeholders. These efforts already have helped retailers
establish trusted sharing relationships, have prevented data breaches, protected
millions of American customers and saved millions of dollars.
|The Education & Training arm works with
retailers and partners to develop and provide both education and
training to empower information security professionals in retail and
|The Research arm looks to the future,
undertaking research and development projects in partnership with
academia, thought leaders, and subject matter experts in order to
better understand threats on the horizon.
www.r-cisc.org for additional information