- A growing number of cybersecurity companies are creating ways to share data about cyberthreats both with each other and customers, to help better respond to threats, according to an IDG News Service report.
- Carbon Black and Palo Alto Networks both recently initiated programs to share cyberthreat data with other companies. Carbon Black launched a new platform called the Detection eXchange, which enables thousands of companies to share "patterns of attack," according to the report.
- Elsewhere, Palo Alto Networks works with Fortinet, Intel Security and Symantec on the Cyber Threat Alliance, wherein the companies share thousands of malware samples daily.
Security vendors are establishing ways to cooperate and share data with each other about the cyberthreats they discover. Through threat intelligence information sharing, companies can gain a broader view of the threats they might face as they work to bolster their defenses.
While some companies are reluctant to share data for competitive reasons, whether they like it or not, they will need to get used to sharing soon. In June, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice issued the final procedures for how DHS will implement the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA).
CISA set up incentives for businesses to share threat information with each other and government agencies in hopes that it will eventually result in tools to better protect networks.