The outsourcing of processes is not something we can consider new. In fact, the contrary is true. And in particular, in terms of how it applies to ICT (Information and Communication Technology), it is common for at least part of our systems to be accessed by third parties or managed directly by third parties.
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These days, many companies provide services which are vital and strategic for those who run a country. So, any perturbation or destruction to these services would have a serious impact on the essential services delivered to the inhabitants. The Spanish PIC law (Protection of Critical Infrastructure) 8/2011 from April 28th classifies as critical the sectors of Administration, Chemical Industry, Information Technology and Communications (ITC), Energy, Financial and tax systems, Food supplies, Health, Investigative systems, Nuclear Industry, Space, Transport and Water. Thus, the companies that manage infrastructures relating to these sectors play a vital role, since they have the responsibility for protecting them.
The well known motto "there is strength in numbers" perfectly describes the beneficial situation that involves collaboration and knowledge sharing on cyber threats. The concept of Information Sharing bring to us the idea of establishing methods to share and take full benefit of the gathered knowledge among all actors. Among these partners, CERT and security companies play a key role in defining consensus documentation and the pathway for sharing knowledge effectively.