Our team is constantly keeping up to date on new cyber threats through a variety of communication channels.
We are members of several key organizations that provide us with continuous updates.
- Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis (REN-ISAC): The REN-ISAC mission is to aid and promote cybersecurity operational protection and response within the research and higher education (R&E) communities. The mission is conducted through private information sharing within a community of trusted representatives at member organizations, and as a computer security incident response team (CSIRT) supporting the R&E community at-large.
- Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center: The MS-ISAC is the focal point for cyber threat prevention, protection, response and recovery for the nation's state, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) governments.
- GIAC Advisory Board: Some of our team are members of this invitation only group, which is made up of GIAC certified professionals who wish to give back to the security community. The Advisory Board provides a forum where IT Security professionals can exchange ideas and advise, along with information regarding the latest threats.
- Law Enforcement: In addition to interacting regularly with the University Police Department, one of our team members is an active Infragard member. InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. It is an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S.
There are several public resources our team views as valuable sources of intelligence and we encourage others to visit regularly:
- Internet Storm Center: https://isc.sans.edu/
- United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT): https://www.us-cert.gov/
- Security Blogs & Newsletters:
We also leverage the collective knowledge of our IT Partners, DoIT staff, managed security software provider (MSSP) and overall activity on our network to analyze threats and trends unique to Stony Brook University’s environment.