Public-private info sharing effort aims to improve defenses, response times
Symantec today said it was joining the U.S. Department of Defense’s Industrial Base Cybersecurity (DIB CS) program, a voluntary threat information-sharing initiative designed to help participants mitigate cyberattacks.
The Lowdown: The DIB CS program features a collaborative information-sharing environment wherein members voluntarily report cyberthreats and share information on how to prevent and mitigate those threats, officials said.
The Details: With Symantec in the mix, DIB CS participants will benefit from the vendor’s array of cybersecurity capabilities, which include one of the world’s largest threat intelligence networks, composed of threat data from 175 million endpoints and 123 million attack sensors worldwide collecting billions of cyberthreat telemetry vectors daily.
The Buzz: “This is a prime example of an effective government-industry collaborative partnership. Symantec is proud to work in conjunction with the DOD and its partners to deliver a stronger cyber environment,” said Chris Townsend, Symantec’s vice president of federal business. “The DIB CS program provides an important platform to share threat information and best practices, helping to improve the overall cyber awareness and security posture of all members. Symantec is proud to become a member of this important community.”