PRESS RELEASE

Cyber Defence Alliance (CDA) partners with Constella Intelligence to Accelerate Cyber-Crime Investigations in the Banking Sector

LONDON, October, 27, 2021 — The UK’s Cyber Defence Alliance (CDA), has formed a partnership with Constella Intelligence to accelerate cyber-crime investigations in the banking sector and make use of cyber-crime fighting tools that leverage and champion OSINT data for the purposes of cyber investigations and threat attribution.

CDA is a not-for-profit organisation that works with member banks to jointly tackle cyber-crime and protect the public and financial sector from criminal activity.

Constella Intelligence is a global leader in Digital Risk Protection and has the most extensive breach and social data collection from the surface, deep and dark web on the planet, with over 100 billion attributes and 45 billion curated identity records spanning 125 countries and 53 languages.

The goal of the partnership is to help identify cybercriminals targeting global banks and disrupt fraud in the sector by maximizing the intelligence reach to protect bank staff, customers, and assets from cybercrime. This partnership will enable greater data sharing between key cyber intelligence stakeholders and streamline the processes and technology used to escalate criminal activity to law enforcement to protect the banking sector.

“The partnership with Constella enables the CDA to accelerate cyber-crime investigations. Their services allow us to identify criminal activity with a breadth of investigative tools,” said Steven Wilson, CEO of the CDA. “Our mission is to continue to protect our members, disrupt criminal activity, and make customers safer.”

The partnership helps keep Constella and the CDA abreast of technological innovations and investigative approaches to anticipating and identifying cyber-crime in the financial sector. It will combine Constella’s agile product development approach with daily exposure to cyber-crime investigation approaches. Thus, the CDA is championing OSINT automation and Constella’s powerful investigative technology for the frontline.

“Partnering with CDA reinforces our commitment to fighting cyber-crime, specifically in the banking sector,” said Kailash Ambwani, CEO of Constella Intelligence. “We look forward to fostering a strong relationship with CDA and continuing to help in the global mission of defeating digital risk.”

ABOUT THE CYBER DEFENCE ALLIANCE (CDA)

— The Cyber Defence Alliance (CDA) is a non-profit public-private partnership that works collectively and collaboratively across the financial sector and with law enforcement to pro-actively share information to fight cybercrimes and threats. They analyse information turning it into actionable intelligence for the banking sector and law enforcement.

— The CDA is led by the industry for industry, with the rationale that an attack against one bank is an attack against all and that security is not a competitive advantage. The cornerstone of the CDA is trust and trusted relationships, which leads to the sharing of information and resources.

— Their mission is to support the sector to proactively detect, deter, disrupt, and stop emerging threats, to share resources/expertise and knowledge to increase maturity levels and resilience and to support law enforcement action against criminal networks threatening the industry and its customers.

ABOUT CONSTELLA INTELLIGENCE

Constella Intelligence is a global leader in Digital Risk Protection that works in partnership with some of the world´s largest organizations to safeguard what matters most and defeat digital risk. Our solutions are a unique combination of proprietary data, technology, and human expertise to anticipate, identify, and remediate targeted threats to your executives, your brand, and your assets at scale—powered by the most extensive breach and social data collection from the surface, deep and dark web on the planet, with over 100B attributes and 45 billion curated identity records spanning 125 countries and 53 languages.

Constella Intelligence Contact:
Lindsay Whyte
lindsay.whyte@constellaintelligence.com

CDA Contact:
Moustafa Fadel Ahmed
Moustafa.Fadel@cda.financial