An international open-source standard for the classification of global cyber security events
Through a combination of our
cutting-edge technology platform
and in-depth human analysis
the Global Cyber Event Taxonomy ("GCET") provides an open-source international
standard for the classification of cyber security incidents.
Categorising events by attributes such as bad actor involved, attack vector exploited,
controls that failed or were missing, cyber risk category, costs incurred, non-control risk mitigation
applied etc. enables the GCET to provide a standardised mechanism for the searching, filtering
and analysis of global cyber security events.
Although the GCET was developed using our proprietary library of case studies
we have decided to release it as an open-source resource.
This provides the rights for any organisation to use the taxonomy in their work, whether
for commercial or non-commercial projects, as long as any modifications are provided back
to the open-source community under the same terms.
We believe that to truly build the strongest defense against the cyber threat collaboration is crucial
and best achieved by pooling resources and expertise. The GCET provides organisations with a common
language to communicate cyber event data, speeding up collaboration and enhancing participation in our
efforts to meet this challenge.