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Cyber Bridge

Cyber Peace Foundation, in recognizing the critical requirement of information sharing across verticals and disciplines has set up this initiative to ‘bridge’ the gap between the how-to, where, and what of Information Sharing initiatives. With professional volunteers manning the Cyber Bridge, CPF will endeavour to create a trusted platform that will benefit organizations and government in better management of risks as they will access information about similar or related events on the Bridge.

Why Information Sharing

Information Sharing and Analysis has come to be recognized as the most important function in proactive cyber security / cybercrime control. It provides a handy reference library of incidents which can be checked by the IS practitioner to identify risks and take appropriate measures. The risk report will usually have information about the steps taken by the affected party to remediate and contain and this will provide invaluable intelligence to any organization that may be in the same vertical or have similar infrastructure. All participants benefit with the sharing of risk and threat information and can substantially reduce their individual risk profile.

Objectives

To bridge the information gap between knowledge of a security incident and the skill to prevent or respond to the same, Cyber Bridge will be a cross-vertical, cross-discipline Information Sharing and Analysis resource subscribed by individuals, enterprises (small and big), or government. The Bridge will hold information about incidents and events that have been experienced by member organizations and individuals in a searchable database which has been sanitized to retain the anonymity of the submitter. In addition, the Bridge will also seek to be an authoritative reference resource when seeking contact information relating to Law Enforcement Agencies in the country. We hope to increase the coverage (in time) to include security and risk officers in major Indian organizations.

Operation

To start with, the program will cover the city of Ranchi. Through contact programs with PSU, Government officials, LEA and large organizations the message of Information Sharing will be explained and the CPF Cyber Bridge will be popularized. Once the Ranchi resource would be mature enough, the program will be rolled out to the metro cities across the state with the goal of covering rural areas based on growing awareness and need. The aim is to develop and close on a secure technology model with standard operating procedures which can be distributed to other state (or national) LEA or NGOs which are willing to run similar operations. These distributions will have built in hooks to link all state installations to make the resource bigger and bigger in coverage.