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IID plans expansion of incident and attack sharing

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IID has announced plans to expand its offerings to enable Fortune 500 companies, governments, law enforcement and service providers to share attack intelligence.

The company has said that it will aggregate, filter and share actionable data from thousands of contributing sources and it will work with select brands to automate the collection and dispersion of collective intelligence.

IID CEO Lars Harvey said that it is working to replace the industry's standard one-to-one manual sharing process with widespread, automated intelligence collaboration. 

“As threats have grown exponentially over the years, what we have learned is that whack-a-mole responses quickly eat up resources while failing to anticipate the latest breaches,” he said.

“The only way to truly secure the Internet is with collaboration on a large scale - and that requires automation.”

IID claimed that while some very limited security information-sharing groups have emerged, these groups are typically confined to very tight industry and peer circles and/or ad-hoc email communication lists.

Rod Rasmussen, IID president and CTO, said: “For the most part, the ‘good guys' are operating in their own silos. They are keeping up on the latest attack methods, but often the information they are obtaining a) is not actionable b) is not timely and c) takes substantial human capital to obtain.”

The concept of sharing attack information and data has dominated news this year. In early February, the European Commission called for a cooperation mechanism to share early warnings on risks and incidents between member states and the commission, via a secure infrastructure.

At the RSA Conference in February, FBI director Robert Mueller called for better collaboration between government departments and the private sector, echoing requirements set by President Obama.

In the UK, the government announced the Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership (CISP) between police, private sector, MI5 and GCHQ to allow access to shared information. This will be complemented by a ‘fusion cell' that will be supported on the government side by the Security Service, GCHQ and the National Crime Agency, and by industry analysts from a variety of sectors.

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