Public-Private Collaboration Vital To Defeat Future Cyber Threats

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Feb 27, 2014 11:48 pm PST

Much greater collaboration between governments, industry and academics will be needed to counter the next generation of cyber security threats, Intercede’s CEO Richard Parris told a gathering of some of the world’s foremost security experts at RSA Conference.

Parris’s comments came in his welcome address to a reception hosted for the Cyber Growth Partnership (CGP), the cross-sector group tasked by the British Government with increasing the cyber export market. The packed event which took place on the 26th February at the British Consulate-General was attended by senior representatives from government, the technology and security industries and academia, including reception co-hosts BT, Sophos, CSIT at Queen’s University Belfast and BAE Systems, as well as CGP members ARM, Microsoft and Thales e-Security.

“The growing onslaught of threats from both within and without is both complex and resource-demanding,” said Parris. “These threats far exceed the capability of any one company or country to counter them. It requires cooperation and collaboration between nation states and between companies. The good news is that, collectively, our companies and agencies have a critical mass of global cyber security expertise that we can bring to bear on the most important questions of our time.

“Right now, the most pressing questions include how we close the cyber skills gap, improve international collaboration, and establish a common threat picture. In striving to answer these questions, I believe that we will also increase the global market for all those involved in the endeavour.”

The event, which was organised and hosted by Intercede, also featured a keynote address from James Quinault, Director of the Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance at the UK Cabinet Office.

The reception followed a highly successful show for Intercede, where its unique MyID® identity and credential management software was exhibited on Microsoft’s stand. In the last month, Intercede announced the implementation of its technology at major Canadian telecoms firm TELUS, as well as joining the FIDO Alliance consortium.

About Intercede

Intercede is a software company specialising in identity and credential management with a global team of experts located in the US and UK.

Intercede’s MyID software enables organisations to create and use trusted digital identities for employees, citizens and machines. This allows secure access to services, facilities, information and networks.

MyID meets the highest government standards yet is simple enough to be deployed onto consumer devices such as smart phones and tablets. Critically, MyID provides an easy, convenient and secure alternative to passwords.

Millions of identities are managed using MyID and Intercede has provided identity verification and management services to global customers for more than 20 years. MyID is a commercial off the shelf software product, designed and developed to be configurable so it can be embedded as the cornerstone of cyber security infrastructure for governments and corporations.

Customers trusting Intercede for secure digital identity include the US and UK governments and some of the world’s largest corporations, telecommunications providers and information technology partners.