Cisco, IBM, Intel, Juniper and Microsoft fight cyber terror together

Good news mates, Five major network hardware, software and services vendors – Cisco, IBM, Intel, Juniper and Microsoft have created a nonprofit organization – Industry Consortium for Advancement of Security on the Internet (ICASI) to improve IT security by promoting faster responses to threats.

The companies say ICASI will let vendors and customers work together on global IT security threats and resolve them in a government-neutral way. Last month, a group of countries banded together to create the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Terrorism (IMPACT), funded by private businesses as well as governments and based in Malaysia. The center is to offer emergency response, training and other resources.

Noticed that none of the companies above are in the ‘security’ business (traditional firewalls, anti-virus etc), interesting to see how things will go from here.

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