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Fortinet and KISA to jointly strengthen cybersecurity in South Korea

Nurdianah Md Nur | Aug. 16, 2016
The two organisations will share cyber threat intelligence and expertise to enhance the country’s cyber resilience and mitigate the vulnerability of attacks.

Fortinet has announced that it will be conducting a two-way information sharing on cyber threat intelligence with the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA).

Established in 2009, KISA is dedicated to advancing South Korea's internet industry and ensuring information security. Under the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning (MSIP), KISA is one of South Korea's key government agencies responsible for protecting its private sector against cybersecurity threats. 

Fortinet and KISA will be exchanging cyber threat intelligence and expertise to conduct research and analysis of internet incidents in South Korea, as well as determine the appropriate security technology and response required.  This aims to enhance the country's cyber resilience and mitigate the vulnerability of attacks, according to a joint press release.   

The collaboration will also include exchanges and analysis on various threats and vulnerabilities such as botnets traced to South Korea, malicious domains and URLs, malware samples, and zero-day vulnerability research, which Fortinet will provide to KISA to coordinate with affected vendors to patch.

Commenting on the partnership, Kee Seung Baik, President and CEO, KISA, said: "Intelligence is vital to combat cyber attacks and the future of cyber threats. It is critical that we partner with cybersecurity leaders, like Fortinet, for actionable threat information knowledge and expertise to effectively protect against cyberattacks."

Michael Xie, Founder, President and Chief Technology Officer, Fortinet, added: "Public and private sector partnerships are critical to the future of cybersecurity, as collaborative information sharing will ultimately help define global security standards. [As such,] Fortinet continues to partner with global organisations like KISA, NATO, and INTERPOL, to share valuable cyber threat intelligence to proactively help stop cyberattacks."

 

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