Threat Management

Most security pros are banned from sharing threat intelligence with the community

Kaspersky surveyed 5,200 cybersecurity and IT experts around the world and found that majority of threat intelligence analysts are banned from sharing intelligence with others, while 44% spread information because of company policy, according to ITProPortal. Seventy-seven percent of employees allowed by their companies to share intelligence do so, but some analysts occasionally share their own findings even if this is against corporate policy. While banning this activity may negatively affect the community’s cyberthreat response, Kaspersky argued that this also prevents cybercriminals from changing their strategies. “Any piece of information – be it new malware or insights on techniques used – is valuable when protecting against advanced threats. That’s why we constantly make our threat research findings available via our information resources and through our TI services. We encourage security analysts to also give a helping hand to others in the same collaborative way,” said Anatoly Simonenko, Kaspersky’s group manager for Technology Solutions Product Management.
Jill Aitoro

Jill Aitoro is senior vice president of content strategy for CyberRisk Alliance. She has more than 20 years of experience editing and reporting on technology, business and policy. Prior to joining CRA, she worked at Sightline Media as editor of Defense News and executive editor of the Business-to-Government Group. She previously worked at Washington Business Journal and Nextgov, covering federal technology, contracting and policy, as well as CMP Media’s VARBusiness and CRN and Penton Media’s iSeries News.

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