Gregory Touhill, former federal chief information security officer and deputy assistant Homeland Security secretary for cyber security operations, seen here at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing in 2015 in Washington, DC. Touhill was named director of Carnegie Mellon University's CERT in April. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

New head of Carnegie Mellon University's CERT and former federal Chief Information Security Officer Greg Touhill said Thursday that federal strategies for information sharing needed to keep their eye on the ball.

"You know, we default to indicators of compromise, and they're really important, but it's kind of like foul tipping in baseball," he said at the Billington Cybersecurity Defense Summit. "We really need to get the whole meat of the bat on the ball."

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