Uzhhorod National University has joined MISP-UA platform
Life in the Information Age has both positive and negative aspects, e.g. cyberattacks. Therefore, today the question of finding effective and efficient information security systems and IT infrastructure is becoming more acute.
In order to combat cyber threats effectively, Uzhhorod National University and the Security Service of Ukraine have signed a Memorandum of cooperation to exchange the information on cyber incidents using the Malware Information Sharing Platform & Threat Sharing "Ukrainian Advantage". MISP-UA acts as a real-time information shield and provides not only protection but also counteraction, response and neutralization of cyber incidents. This platform works with 59 global channels that constantly exchange information about cyber events. It has the most up-to-date content of the database of compromise indicators. It is constantly updated and fills the world's information security systems with data on suspicious behaviour of information systems, conducts audits and analyses that can predict the ways of attacks and threats.
As part of the memorandum, specialists from the University's Information Technology Center (cybersecurity managers) will have access to the MISP-UA platform, where many public and private enterprises are already registered.
"We remember the consequences of a series of large-scale cyberattacks in 2017, when the Petya virus affected not only Ukraine, but also Germany, Poland and a number of other countries. Therefore, the team of specialists of the Information Technology Center seeks to be one step ahead in the security of IT infrastructure of the university. Cooperation between the cybersecurity specialists and the Security Service of Ukraine is one of the measures already implemented to protect our information systems against possible cyber threats,” said Oleksiy Kurutsa, the head of the ITC.