Security leaders form industry group to improve collaboration

Graham Cluley

The IEEE Standards Group has today publicly announced the formation of the Industry Connections Security Group (ICSG), with the intention of improving collaboration between security vendors.

Sophos is joined as a founding member of the ICSG by our friends at AVG, McAfee, Microsoft, Symantec and Trend Micro. Now, of course, we and these companies have been sharing data behind-the-scenes on new malware threats for years. But it’s largely been a case of “here’s a large bucket full of the latest malware we’ve seen, get on with it.”

The ICSG group has put together an interesting presentation [PDF], that explains that although there are already lots of great working groups in the anti-malware industry that work together to counter the growing…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.