MCT – the Malware & Cyber Threats Program is dedicated to researching, identifying, and providing timely alerts through data feeds and proactive intelligence on cyber threats under analysis.

MCT maintains a data repository containing malware and corresponding network attributes being utilized by threat actors around the world. The technical data is then correlated with other datasets in order to associate malware with cyber crimes such as banking fraud, spam campaigns, phishing, and botnet activity. In doing so, MCT seeks to identify trends or patterns that will assist in mitigation and neutralization efforts as well as detect future threats.

As hacktivism and terrorism continue to utilize social media to recruit new members, discuss ongoing or upcoming events, and maintain a revenue stream, it is critical to be aware of and observe these communications. To help protect partners and global economic interests, MCT provides feedback based on threat topics of interest.