The cyber threat intelligence team identifies, analyses and disseminates the intelligence that underpins all of Jisc’s cyber security activities. In addition, the team works closely with Jisc’s incident response and defensive services teams, responsible for DDoS mitigation and defence of the Janet Network.
Using in-house expertise and commercial and open-source services, threats and vulnerabilities impacting education and research are monitored and tracked. We work closely with institutions, national agencies and international partners to share actionable threat intelligence to help protect the Janet Network and connected organisations.
What the team does
Using Jisc’s years of experience running the Janet Network, the team of expert analysts combine technical data with third-party threat feeds. Intelligence received from partner organisations and links with suppliers enable us to understand threat actor’s motives, behaviours and to provide solutions to protect members.
Benefits to you
To support you, the cyber threat intelligence team:
Publish quarterly threat reports to the education and research sector providing a regular update on recent advisories and alerts and a summary of threat actor activity affecting the sector
Identify and investigate threats targeting the education and research sector
Scan the Janet Network for vulnerabilities that could be exploited by threat actors and notify members when we find anything they need to address
Monitor various sources, including the dark web, for targeted indicators and leaked or sold credentials
Gather threat intelligence, receiving information from other sources and working closely with the National Cyber Security Centre for you
Established the Jisc cyber threat intel sharing group which uses the Malware Information Sharing Platform (MISP) to share cyber threat information and intelligence