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Cyber ADD and Info Sharing

By Kevin Coleman -- Defense Tech Cyberwarfare Correspondent

The headlines say it all. It is hard to log-on and not see a story about another successful cyber attack, many of which have targeted our critical infrastructure, defense industry and now law enforcement organizations. In general we have a failed to learn the lessons many of the notable breaches have taught us. Several organizations have tested their cyber security efforts with many of them failing miserably.

One thing is certain, we cannot continue to do the same thing over and over and expect different results. We need and Active, Dynamic Defense. That’s right ADD. We apply patches, put in a firewall, update our anti-virus software and believe our systems to be secure.

Cyberspace has become a battlefield and a crime zone and we need to respond appropriately. Industry needs to develop new security technology that is not based on malware signatures. Organizations need to take the threat much more seriously and provide adequate funding and training. The military and intelligence community need to share cyber threat intelligence with the private sector. The good news is that there are some indications all this is beginning to happen, but at too slow a pace!

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