Cybersecurity Unites Across Borders - FETTA Project Launched to Strengthen EU Cyber Threat Intelligence

Cybersecurity Unites Across Borders - FETTA Project Launched to Strengthen EU Cyber Threat Intelligence

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One of the key cybersecurity challenges in Europe is reducing reliance on threat intelligence from non-EU countries. The FETTA (Federated European Team for Threat Analysis) project aims to address this issue by creating a federated team that spans across borders, providing Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) products and tooling. FETTA is the result of a proposal submitted to the Cybersecurity and Trust initiative under the Digital Europe Programme. European Union is co-funding the project through the European Cybersecurity Competence Centre (ECCC) along with the partners. FETTA will focus on jointly analyzing data to develop actionable Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) products, primarily using data sourced within the EU.

The FETTA project emphasizes the importance of collaboration and expertise sharing in CTI, recognizing the complexity and multifaceted nature of cybersecurity. The project will use and extend the leading open-source projects developed by the consortium partners (CERT.PL and CIRCL) such as MISP, MWDB, Cerebrate, AIL project, and n6 tool to provide collaborative tools supporting the collection, analysis, and dissemination of Cyber Threat Intelligence.

The FETTA project will include defining intelligence requirements, CTI products, and collaborative workflows with a strong objective to reduce the duplication of work within different teams. Any improvements in tools and methodologies will be published as new open-source projects or updates to the existing open-source toolsets developed by the partners.

Overall, the project aims to create a federated virtual CTI team across multiple national CSIRTs, sharing expertise, tools, and data for joint analysis and collaboration on intelligence products. This approach is expected to enhance situational awareness and facilitate faster identification and response to the emerging threats.

About the partners

CERT.PL (Computer Emergency Response Team Poland)

CERT.PL is a national CSIRT addressing and managing cybersecurity incidents and threats in Poland. Known for its comprehensive approach to cyber defense, CERT.PL leads the FETTA project with its deep understanding of the cyber threat landscape and its implications for national security. The team’s expertise in analyzing complex cyber threats and providing actionable intelligence is crucial for the project’s success. CERT.PL’s involvement in the FETTA project underscores its commitment to improving cybersecurity resilience not only in Poland but across the European Union.

CIRCL (Computer Incident Response Center Luxembourg)

The Computer Incident Response Center Luxembourg (CIRCL) is a government-driven initiative designed to provide a systematic response facility to computer security threats and incidents. The organization brings to the table its extensive experience in cybersecurity incident management, threat intelligence, and proactive response strategies. With a strong background in developing innovative open source cybersecurity tools and solutions, CIRCL’s contribution to the FETTA project is instrumental in achieving enhanced collaboration and intelligence sharing across Europe.