Threat Management, Security Strategy, Plan, Budget

Companies want more threat intel from the feds

Growing cybersecurity threats have prompted more companies to seek cyber threat intelligence from the federal government, The Hill reports. Various companies noted that while they already have adequate funds, resources, and technical support for combating cyberattacks, government-based intelligence would enable them to strengthen their systems, according to Robert Knake, budget and policy head in the Office of the National Cyber Director. "What we’ve heard from every private sector company we talked to is to make sure that we can provide the one thing that private companies can’t do on their own, which is intelligence. Only the U.S. government can collect intelligence, and only the U.S. government can provide it back. So that’s a major focus of our efforts," said Knake at a House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing. Meanwhile, Cybersecurity and Information Security Agency Executive Assistant Director Eric Goldstein emphasized at the hearing the importance of collaboration between the public and private sectors in cyber risk management.

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