The IEEE SA’s Industry Connections Security Group (ICSG), is dedicated to promoting collaboraton and information sharing across the IT security industry and is open to participation. To date, the ICSG has worked to form the following Working Groups to address common issues in the IT security arena:
- ICSG Malware Working Group
The group’s goal is to solve some of the malware related issues the industry faces today.
- ICSG Malware Metadata Exchange Format (MMDEF) Working Group
Expanding the information that is captured and shared about malware.
- ICSG Privilege Management Protocols (PMP) Working Group
Develops protocols for efficient authentication and secure determination of “who can do what”.
The ICSG is now developing a new ICSG Stop eCrime Working Group dedicated to stopping electronic crime and mitigating its threat to societies and economies that are dependent on ICT. This effort was born out of early IEEE SA ICSG Anti-Phishing Working Group meetings in 2010 and will be Chaired by Paul Laudanski, a Cybercrime Investigator and veteran Internet Security professional.
Our esteemed colleague John Quarterman wrote about this effort, as did Dave Piscatello, in a recent post. To date the Stop eCrime Working Group has focused on two fundamental objectives:
- The development of standards, protocols and resources to exchange data in response to electronic crime events (to facilitate forensic applications and provenance-tracing routines); and
- The establishment of formal protocols for the remediation of networked machines that have been commandeered into the electronic crime infrastructure (to routinize hygienic processes to keep network resources out the hands of criminal actors).
We are encouraging interested individuals across the industry to engage in this dynamic new movement. Read more about this effort via the official recruitment letter. To voice your interest in participation, please email paul (at) laudanski (dot) com.