CanSSOC joins higher ed collaboration to share intelligence on cyberthreats

May 27, 2021

Information technology and cybersecurity organizations in Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia have collaborated to share information about malware attacks through a platform called Malware Information Sharing Platform (MISP). MISP, which was funded by the European Union, will enable organizations in higher ed to share intelligence about cyberthreats in real time. One of MISP’s founding partners is the Canadian Shared Security Operations Centre (CanSSOC), which is coordinated by the University of Toronto and uses a technology platform led by McGill University. CanSSOC will collaborate with international organizations Jisc (United Kingdom), AARNet (Australia), and REN-ISAC and OmniSOC (US). “With this partnership, we’re really building relationships and working together to tackle this international problem,” said Isaac Straley, chief information security officer for both CanSSOC and U of T. U of T | CanSSOC | Inside Higher Ed (National)