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The Chilean government and IBM sign an agreement to strengthen cyber security

June 16, 2020

The Chilean Ministry of Interior and Public Security and IBM have signed a collaboration agreement to enable the Chilean government to use IBM X-Force threat information through the free IBM X-Force Exchange platform. IBM reported this to Cointelegraph in Spanish through a statement.

How detailed, with this agreement, Security analysts have access to information on the latest cyber security threats and compromise indicators (COI) to improve their security situation, including the latest data on COVID-19 related cyberattacks worldwide. “This means that Chilean citizens will benefit from additional prevention options through innovative technologies, experience and knowledge,” the statement said.

On the other hand, they have detailed: “In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of employees made an unprecedented transition to remote work that allowed attackers to use a window of time to secretly infiltrate networks. IBM X-Force IRIS saw a 40% increase in incidents worldwide in Q1 2020 compared to the same quarter last year and a 6,000% increase in spam messages since March 11when the pandemic was declared ”.

The Chilean government and IBM sign an agreement to strengthen cyber securityThe Chilean government and IBM sign an agreement to strengthen cyber security

“As part of this cooperation agreement Chilean government experts have access to the global community of IBM X-Force Exchange, a comprehensive cloud-based platform for the intelligent exchange of information about IBM cyber threats, with which users can quickly access the latest global versions of security threats and the reputation of malicious IP addresses, URLs, domains, hashes, vulnerabilities and suspicious activities Real time. In the same way, You can be informed early about possible attacks, to take preventive measures, to exchange best practices and to work with global institutions that are part of the community. “they added later.

They explained that too Analysts from the CSIRT (Computer Security Incident Response Team), a division of the Ministry of the Interior and Public Security, can also use the IBM Global Threat Intelligence Liaison Network, a network to collaborate and share new unpublished threat discoveries and develop strategies to mitigate the impact of attacks on key events. Participating entities in this exclusive user community will work together and could benefit from the group’s discoveries.

Juan Francisco Galli, Secretary of State for the Interior, commented: “It is important to have early warning systems to support cyber security tasks, which is why this agreement is so relevant since the exchange of this knowledge has no borders between the public and the private world. The transit of threats and security incidents can happen in seconds. “In this way, this collaboration agreement aims to share information, a critical element of cyber security, and something that has been gathered as lessons from past mistakes.”

In addition, Mauricio Torres, General Manager of IBM Chile, said: “Chile has been a leader in digital innovation for decades, applied in the public and private sectors. Like IBM, part of our commitment to the country is to provide the best threat intelligence and best practices to help Chile succeed in the face of uncertainty and ensure a high level of protection for citizens. “

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