Group-IB partners with GRF to ensure resilience of critical infrastructure in Singapore and beyond

Group-IB becomes first Singapore-based cybersecurity company to join GRF’s partner program.

Group-IB, a Singapore-based cybersecurity company that specializes in preventing cyberattacks, has partnered with the Global Resilience Federation (GRF). The agreement has been signed today by Ilya Sachkov, Group-IB CEO & founder, and GRF Vice President Cynthia Camacho, at CyberCrimeCom 2019 in Singapore. Group-IB has committed to help strengthen the resilience of information sharing communities and member companies, including those using Operational Technology (OT) and Critical Information Infrastructure (CII). This partnership enables companies to proactively respond to a steadily increasing number of destructive state-sponsored cyberthreats faced by OT and CII organisations in the city-state and around the world.

GRF is a non-profit hub that builds, operates and connects security information sharing communities, such as Operational Technology Information Sharing and Analysis Center (OT-ISAC) which launched last month to support the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) OT Masterplan. The OT-ISAC provides analysis and a platform which support information sharing, providing better detection, prevention and mitigation of cyberattacks. The greater GRF network allows for cross-sector cyber intelligence exchange in an effort to improve security for sharing communities and member-companies operating around the world. Group-IB is the first Singapore-based cybersecurity company to join GRF’s partner program.

The GRF network brings together a number of different information sharing and analysis centers (ISACs) for increased security awareness, including critical infrastructure facilities, financial organizations, retail companies, and oil and gas, among others. The new partnership allows GRF to tap Group-IB’s technologies for better protection against threats impacting members. GRF’s members also benefit from better understanding and visibility of advanced threat actors through cooperation with Group-IB’s Threat Hunting and Intelligence teams and analytics capabilities including malware analysis, monitoring of underground activity, and network analysis. Additionally, for better detection and response, GRF and Group-IB analysts will work on joint threat research efforts to enhance knowledge of indicators of compromise and the constantly evolving TTPs (tactics, tools, and procedures) of attackers.

Group-IB has well respected intelligence analysis capabilities and we’re glad to be partnering with them. Working with their team to provide advanced warnings and enriched reports is another force multiplier for members, particularly in the Operational Technology and Critical Information Infrastructure sectors.

Mark Orsi
Mark Orsi

GRF President

According to Group-IB’s report «Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2019/2020», presented at CyberCrimeCon in Singapore, the number and complexity of state-sponsored hackers’ attacks has grown significantly: there are now at least 38 active APTs in the world. These threat actors’ motivation goes far beyond financial gratification. They are tasked with espionage, sabotage, and destruction. Their main targets are CIIs: energy, water facilities, banks and other important functions that keep a city or even a whole country running.

Cyber threat intelligence sharing is a backbone and bedrock for advancing cyberstability in the city-state and elsewhere. Cybercrime has no borders, cybersecurity must not have them either. This can only be guaranteed and maintained through close cross-sector collaboration and data exchange. And it is great to see the organizations like the CSA, the GRF and the GCSC promoting this approach. The GRF’s OT-ISAC is a unique community, which allows for secure information sharing with CIIs on constantly evolving cyberthreats. We are honored to have a trusted role within the organization. It enables us to alert in real-time GRF members directly with critical threat information. I have complete confidence that Group-IB’s Threat Hunting and Intelligence technologies will help critical infrastructure organizations ensure resilient operations and, more importantly, safety of the public in Singapore and in other places.

Ilya Sachkov
Ilya Sachkov

CEO and founder at Group-IB

About Group-IB

Group-IB, with its headquarters in Singapore, is one of the leading providers of solutions dedicated to detecting and preventing cyberattacks, identifying online fraud, investigating high-tech crimes, and protecting intellectual property. The company’s Threat Intelligence and Research Centers are located in the Middle East (Dubai), the Asia-Pacific (Singapore), and Europe (Amsterdam).

Group-IB’s Unified Risk Platform is an ecosystem of solutions that understands each organization’s threat profile and tailors defenses against them in real-time from a single interface. The Unified Risk Platform provides complete coverage of the cyber response chain. Group-IB’s products and services consolidated in Group-IB’s Unified Risk Platform include Group-IB’s Threat IntelligenceManaged XDRDigital Risk ProtectionFraud ProtectionAttack Surface ManagementBusiness Email ProtectionAudit & ConsultingEducation & TrainingDigital Forensics & Incident ResponseManaged Detection & Response, and Cyber Investigations.

Group-IB’s technological leadership and R&D capabilities are built on the company’s 19 years of hands-on experience in cybercrime investigations worldwide and more than 70,000 hours of cybersecurity incident response accumulated in our leading DFIR Laboratory, High-Tech Crime Investigations Department, and round-the-clock CERT-GIB.

Group-IB is an active partner in global investigations led by international law enforcement organizations such as Europol and INTERPOL. Group-IB is also a member of the Europol European Cybercrime Centre’s (EC3) Advisory Group on Internet Security, which was created to foster closer cooperation between Europol and its leading non-law enforcement partners.

Group-IB’s experience in threat hunting and cyber intelligence has been fused into an ecosystem of highly sophisticated software and hardware solutions designed to monitor, identify, and prevent cyberattacks. Group-IB’s mission is to protect its clients in cyberspace every day by creating and leveraging innovative solutions and services.

Group-IB’s experience in threat hunting and cyber intelligence has been fused into an ecosystem of highly sophisticated software and hardware solutions designed to monitor, identify, and prevent cyberattacks. Group-IB’s mission is to fight high-tech crime while protecting our clients in cyberspace and helping them achieve their goals. To do so, we analyze cyber threats, develop our infrastructure to monitor them, respond to incidents, investigate complex high-tech crimes, and design unique technologies, solutions, and services to counteract adversaries.