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More coordination on gathering, sharing cyber threat intelligence

There is more focus on cyber threat intelligence sharing between the United States government and private sector companies
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Mar 20, 2015 4:50 am

As cybercriminals pick and choose targets to attack, there is a vocal push by the US government for increased cyber threat intelligence sharing between the government and private sector. The retail and oil & gas sectors have already outlined official methods to share intelligence, while other business verticals mull similar efforts.




Collected intelligence of new and ongoing cyberattacks can be difficult to track, which is why financial services (FS) and information-sharing and analysis centers (ISACs) are becoming more prevalent.


"The process isn't automated yet," said William Nelson, president and CEO of FS-ISAC, in a statement published by Dark Reading. "A lot of dialog in information-sharing is going back and forth, did anybody see this, and they raise their hand. We're trying to get more automated..."


President Obama signed an Executive Order to help streamline cyber threat intelligence between the private sector and government - but some Silicon Valley executives want to make sure the government is sharing information with them, rather than giving the government all the data they find.


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