06/07/2021 Objective: the development of an innovative program to further consolidate the Group's IT security monitoring.

Attacks on digital services, first of all banking and financial services, and more (remember for example the ransomware attack that blocked an oil pipeline in the USA in May, or the various attacks directed at hospitals during the pandemic) are increasing sharply also following the massive use of digitalization of many processes in order to guarantee social distancing.

In today’s world, where the strong growth in the interdependence between services and infrastructures is combined with the absence of borders in the digital world, it is becoming increasingly essential to be informed about the dynamics of attacks and the context in which they occur in order to better organize the defense of each individual organization. To this end, Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) programs aim to identify information useful for preventing and mitigating attacks, collecting it from multiple sources such as social media and dedicated sites also located on the dark web.

In order to consolidate IT security at the Cassa Centrale Group, FBK’s Cybersecurity Center and Cassa Centrale Banca, with the support of a dedicated team at Allitude – the Group’s ICT company and back office, launched the design of a CTI program that allows to contextualize attacks on the Group’s services, in order to organize possible defense strategies quickly and effectively.