Threat intelligence data company IID has compiled a white paper from interviews with public and private sector executives on the current state of information sharing.
“Sharing the Wealth, and the Burdens, of Threat Intelligence; Why Security Experts Must Unite Against Cyberattacks, and What’s Stopping Them from Collaborating More Effectively” details the three threat collaboration as proactive measures, incident response and post-attack inquiries, IID said Wednesday.
IID interviewed executives from Microsoft, Georgetown University, the city of Seattle, the Forum for Incident Response and Security Teams and a major U.S. bank for the paper.
“Information sharing is still overly predicated on four dudes in a room getting together once a month, talking about what happened last month,” said Michael Hamilton, Seattle’s chief information security officer.
“The bad guys move fast… So the data needs to move extremely fast if you really want it to have a lot of value,” said John Scarrow, general manager of safety services.
The paper also addresses the main concerns Fortune 500 companies, large government organizations and industry groups have regarding information sharing.