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BT starts sharing cyber security data with other ISPs

Wednesday 7 February 2018 | 17:23 CET | News

BT has made moves to start sharing cyber security data on a large scale with other ISPs, and is encouraging other broadband providers in the UK to follow its lead. It has launched a free collaborative online platform to share information about malicious software and websites across the ISP community. 

This will allow BT to alert other UK ISPs to any malicious domains linked to malware control. The move is in direct response to an initiative led by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to share detection events. BT started to share threat information at end-2017, and has since identified and shared more than 200,000 malicious domains. 

BT Security CEO Mark Hughes said this was an important step in supporting the UK Government's Active Cyber Defence Strategy. He added that the war against cyber crime can only be won by working together with the Government and the rest of the telecoms industry. 



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