NATO CIICS Federation: A project of the Multinational Cyber Defence Capability Development Programme

By Multinational Cyber Defence Capability Development Programme 10/23/2015
Following almost one and a half years of design, development and testing, the team from the MN CD2 Work Packages 1 and 4 have delivered a completed capability to the Sponsoring Nations.

Following almost one and a half years of design, development and testing, the team from the Multinational Cyber Defence Capability Development (MN CD2) Work Packages 1 and 4 have delivered a completed capability to Sponsoring Nations Canada, the Netherlands and Romania.

The capability, called the Cyber Information and Incident Coordination System (CIICS), is a web-based application that enables Nations to share cyber defence information within a trusted community; this community is called the NATO CIICS Federation.

The NATO CIICS Federation offers members of Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) – including analysts and operators with responsibilities in cyber security, such as incident handling and forensics – access to a wealth of information on various cyber defence topics. For example, CIICS members are able to share data on topics such as incidents, vulnerabilities, campaigns and other threat intelligence. This information will, in turn, enable improved decision-making and risk mitigation. Joint funding by participating entities allows the Nations to enjoy a reduced operating cost as more parties join the federation.

The NATO CIICS Federation is open to all NATO Nations and Partner Nations, as well as commercial organizations with a strong business case to join.

For more information please contact Ms Agata Szydelko at agata.szydelko@ncia.nato.int.

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