SEAL Launches Crypto Threat-Sharing Center

A group of ethical hackers known as the Security Alliance (SEAL) has made significant progress in recovering stolen assets, totaling $50 million since it was established in 2023. To further support the security of the cryptocurrency industry, SEAL has launched an Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) called SEAL-ISAC. This platform is specifically designed to protect against cyberattacks and financial crimes in the crypto space by providing intelligence and connections to security experts. Some of the key features of SEAL-ISAC include sharing information, analyzing and alerting about threats, promoting best practices, coordinating incident responses, and educating users about security strategies and potential threats.

Early participants in the initiative include major players in the crypto realm such as the Ethereum Foundation, Polygon, Uniswap Labs, Chainalysis, and MetaMask. SEAL-ISAC is built on the Open Cyber Threat Intelligence Platform (Open CTI), an open-source software that supports both centralized and decentralized crypto entities. The ISAC is integrated with SEAL’s other projects, one of which is SEAL 911. This is a Telegram messenger channel where a team of roughly 40 white hat hackers can receive reports of ongoing hacks and provide immediate assistance.

Recent improvements in cybersecurity indicate that the crypto markets are on the cusp of another bull cycle. Compared to previous years, 2023 saw a decrease in losses caused by hacks in the crypto industry. It is worth noting that over $7.7 billion has been stolen in cryptocurrency hacks since 2016, with a significant portion being pilfered in 2021 and 2022, according to DefiLlama, a trusted data provider.

One member of the SEAL team, known as “Samczsun,” who is also the head of security at Paradigm, explained in an interview with Magazine that the complexity of crypto-related hacks is increasing rapidly. They compared it to taking a college-level course on quadratic equations. This complexity can also be seen as a positive sign, as it pushes hackers to solve more intricate problems. The constant evolution of hacking techniques necessitates the continuous improvement and advancement of security measures within the crypto space.

SEAL-ISAC’s establishment and the participation of major crypto organizations indicate a collective effort to strengthen the security of the cryptocurrency industry. By sharing information, analyzing threats, and implementing best practices, the platform aims to mitigate the risks associated with cyberattacks and financial crimes. As the industry moves forward, it is crucial for all stakeholders to remain vigilant and adapt their security strategies to protect both the assets and the users in this ever-evolving digital landscape.

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4 thoughts on “SEAL Launches Crypto Threat-Sharing Center

  1. This is such an important step towards enhancing the security of the crypto industry! It’s great to see ethical hackers like SEAL making a big impact in recovering stolen assets.

  2. The integration of SEAL-ISAC with SEAL 911 is a brilliant move. Immediate assistance from a team of white hat hackers in ongoing hacks is vital to minimizing the damage caused.

  3. So, they’re using an open-source software for their security measures? I can see that ending well.

  4. I highly doubt that this so-called alliance can actually protect against cyberattacks. It’s all talk and no action. 🙄

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