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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
By Michael Hatamoto from Apr 15, 2014 @ 22:23 CDT

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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