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Re: Nation's cybersecurity suffers from a lack of information sharing




Re: Nation's cybersecurity suffers from a lack of information sharing
Re: Nation's cybersecurity suffers from a lack of information sharing



Forwarded from: Richard Forno 

Talk about a blast from the past!

This article could be ripped from FCW's archives with only the dates and 
names changed .... I mean, didn't we hear industry and gov folks say the 
same thing in 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009 about critical 
infrastructure protection, Y2K, homeland security, etc?  Heck, the 
Nation even has a "National Strategy for Information Sharing" issued by 
the White House. Lot of good that's done, too.

Yet after 15 years or so we're *still* talking about the same problems 
and obstacles to overcome involved with both information-sharing and 
infosec in general, in both human and technical terms.

...but that's okay, we can always levy a Charney-charge [1] on everyone 
to help subsidize the industry instead.  This is the decade of bailing 
folks out, isn't it?

Same stuff, different year.  And folks wonder why I am so damn cynical about
this industry.

-rf

[1] http://blog.seattlepi.com/microsoft/archives/196494.asp 


On Mar 4, 2010, at 01:18 , InfoSec News wrote:

> http://fcw.com/articles/2010/03/03/cybersecurity-policy.aspx 
> 
> By William Jackson
> FCW.com
> March 03, 2010
> 
> SAN FRANCISCO -- The lack of trust between the public and private
> sectors continues to inhibit the sharing of information needed for the
> nation to effectively defend against rapidly evolving cyberthreats, a
> panel of industry experts and former government officials said Tuesday.
> 
> "We need to have more transparency in the public-private partnership,"
> said Melissa Hathaway, former White House advisor who conducted last
> year's comprehensive review of government cybersecurity. "The trust does
> not exist between the two parties."
> 
> Hathaway, who now runs her own cybersecurity consulting firm, said
> during a panel discussion at the RSA Security Conference that a .safe
> space. overseen by a trusted third party is needed to facilitate
> sharing.
> 
> William Crowell, former National Security Agency deputy director, said
> that it should be possible to share information without identifying the
> source, to make the parties feel more secure about providing it. "We
> need to be able to abstract the information we are are going to share,"
> he said. "That's our best approach in the long run."
> 
> [...]
> 
> 
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