Finmeccanica - Selex ES and IMPACT to collaborate against cyber threats
Finmeccanica – Selex ES and the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), a key partner of the United Nations’ International Telecommunications Union (ITU), have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on strategic initiatives that will boost international defences against cyber attacks.
The agreement will see Finmeccanica - Selex ES and ITU-IMPACT exchanging information regarding cyber threats and vulnerabilities, as well as engaging in joint capacity-building activities. The expected outcome from this partnership includes improved cyber security across ITU-IMPACT’s partner countries against cyber threats and malicious activities.
Over the past few years, cyber attacks around the world have become highly sophisticated, higher-profile and increasingly widespread, with state organisations and international corporations falling victim. At a more subtly damaging level, there are potentially thousands of other cybercrime incidents which go unreported and unnoticed across businesses and organisations of all sizes. This partnership will allow Finmeccanica - Selex ES and ITU-IMPACT to pool their respective expertise, facilities and resources to address these threats across ITU Member States and help protect national critical infrastructures.
Finmeccanica - Selex ES, as an international supplier of complex programmes in defence, civil and cyber security, recognises the fundamental importance of collaboration at a local, national and international level in effectively managing cyber risk across an infrastructure or organisation. Drawing on a heritage in partnering with key international organisations, including the UK and Italian MoD’s and NATO, Finmeccanica - Selex ES draws on a depth of expertise to deliver major cyber programmes including NATO’s Computer Incident Response Capability (NCIRC): a Cyber Security programme serving 22,000 users in 28 nations.