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NSA, DHS Call for Info Sharing Across Public and Private Sectors

Industry leaders debate how government and businesses can work together on key cybersecurity issues

If money were no object, and you didn't have to worry about bureaucracy or politics, what would you have your organization do to make a difference in the public-private sector discourse on cybersecurity? How would you improve tactics and techniques?

"The thing I'd love to be able to do is share in real time," said Neal Ziring, technical director for the National Security Agency's Capabilities Directorate. The question was posed to him, and two other panelists from the public and private sectors, in the RSA Conference panel "Behind the Headlines: A Public-Private Discourse on Cyber-Defense," last week in San Francisco.

Ziring explained how if policy were not an issue, he would want to take NSA's foreign intelligence and turn it into actionable warnings in real time. "That's not easy. We're trying to work in that direction," he said, adding that there are "considerable policy obstacles to that right now."

Defenders are overwhelmed with an onslaught of threat data, user error, poor endpoint protection tools, and myriad other factors making their jobs harder. This discussion brought together security experts to put the spotlight on which threats should be prioritized and how the government and private sector can better improve their relationships to address them.

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https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/nsa-dhs-call-for-info-sharing-across-public-and-private-sectors/d/d-id/1334130