Bratislava – ESET, a global leader in cybersecurity, has implemented measures to assist national Computer Emergency Response Teams within the EU (EU CERTs) in mitigating threats during the COVID-19 crisis. As a fellow EU-based vendor, ESET is dedicated to partnering with organizations across the EU to ensure that its citizens are safe and secure online.
To help protect the general public and infrastructure in their respective countries, ESET is offering public sector EU CERTs free access for six months to the ESET Threat Intelligence Data Feeds. The offering includes access to ESET’s Domain, URL, Malicious files and Botnet feeds.
The COVID-19 crisis has seen an increase in the number of digital threats, and it is vital that EU nations are equipped with the tools and resources needed to protect their citizens and systems against all potential threats. ESET Threat Intelligence is ESET’s threat reputation network. It uses information gathered from over 110 million sensors in order to share actionable threat intelligence with users.
Access to the ETI Data Feeds will enable the CERTs to monitor possible threats in order to mitigate the risk of an attack and strengthen their defenses. Collaboration is an essential part of threat intelligence and response, and ESET has reached out to 46 CERT institutions across the EU for partnership, with initial feedback very positive and several implementations already underway.
Ignacio Sbampato, Chief Business Officer at ESET, commented: “We believe everyone has the right to a safe and secure experience of technology, and this means that the public sector must be equipped with the resources to protect both its citizens and infrastructure. Unfortunately, there are malicious actors seeking to take advantage of the current crisis, and we are dedicated to assisting emergency response teams across the EU in mitigating and responding to these potential threats. As an EU-based organization, we hold the safety of our citizens close to our hearts, and we endeavor to do everything we can to support local CERT teams during this time.”
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