[ISN] Retailers Now Actively Sharing Cyberthreat Intelligence

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/retailers-now-actively-sharing-cyberthreat-intelligence/d/d-id/1317086 By Kelly Jackson Higgins Dark Reading 10/30/2014 The retail industry’s R-CISC has been up and running for four months now and is looking for more retailers to sign up. When a threat alert arrived about a new malware threat during a recent industry gathering of retailers, a group of them immediately left the room to check in with their home networks. The intel came in the form of an email via the retail industry’s new intelligence-sharing program, the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC). “We happened to be having a meeting… and someone got intel on some malware. Immediately, people got up [and left the room] and checked on their systems and detected it,” says Suzie Squier, senior vice president of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), which spearheaded the formation of the R-CISC. R-CISC, which RILA announced back in May, has been up and running for about four months now, gradually ramping up to 100 member retail organizations participating in the industry’s information sharing and analysis center (ISAC). Target, American Eagle Outfitters, Gap, JC Penney, Lowe’s Nike, Safeway, VF, Walgreens, and other major retailers, sit on the board of directors of the R-CISC, a portal-based threat intelligence-sharing platform for retailers that includes feeds from government and other industry sources, and provides threat analysis. It’s open to all retailers