Accenture, IBM, Mandiant join Elite Cyber Defenders Program to secure critical infrastructure

Leading cybersecurity response firms Accenture, IBM, and Mandiant have joined the Elite Cyber Defenders Program – a new, collaborative initiative designed to help secure critical infrastructure. Led by Nozomi Networks, the program aims to provide global industrial and government customers access to strong cybersecurity defense tools, incident response teams, and threat intelligence.

The Elite Cyber Defenders Program was announced during RSA Conference in San Francisco and comes as the cyberthreats posed to global critical infrastructure remain high. This week, it was revealed that the group responsible for the supply chain attack against VoIP company 3CX also breached two critical infrastructure organizations in the energy sector. Last week, the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) warned of a new class of Russian cyber adversary threatening critical infrastructure organizations.

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