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."
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