Report: Industry eager to receive, hesitant to share cyber threat data

More than a third of private sector cybersecurity professionals remain hesitant to share cyber threat intelligence across their industries, even as a reciprocal measure, and only a minority actively participate in information sharing initiatives, according to a new survey.

The survey of 500 security professionals from many different industries and businesses, released Tuesday by McAfee Labs, showed that only 42 percent are actively engaged in private-sector cyber threat intelligence sharing initiatives, which involve the exchange of information about threat actors, exploit targets and attack techniques. While 8 out of 10 surveyed were aware of cyber-threat sharing initiatives and 91 percent said they would be interested in receiving information relevant to their industry, only 63 percent said they would be likely to reciprocate by sharing their own intelligence.

According to the report, companies not engaged in threat-sharing initiatives are missing out on a critical security asset: among the 42 percent of surveyed personnel currently engaged in information sharing, nearly all of them  — 97 percent —

... read more at: