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Private sector, government agencies need to share threat data

Increased cooperation between the US government and private sector companies would help mitigate cyberthreats, if both sides stepped up
| Hacking & Security News | Posted: Apr 16, 2014 3:23 am

There is a growing need for the US government and private sector to improve communication and work on sharing threat and attack information.




The idea isn't necessarily a new one, with the private sector pestering government agencies to become more transparent regarding cybersecurity threats - especially with sophisticated attacks stemming from Eastern Europe and China.


"We've been trying for three years to get the government to create a protected avenue to share information from the government down to the private sector up to the government," said Tom Ridge, former US Department of Homeland Security secretary, during a recent security conference. "We've been unsuccessful."


As the government wants to hire more employees for the US Cyber Command, both government agencies and private sector corporations are under heavy threat.


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