April 6, 2015
President Barack Obama, who has characterized cybercrime as a “national emergency’ and authorized sanctions against foreign nationals and governments that participate in significant cyberattacks against U.S. interests, says that information sharing programs are a pillar of his defense strategy. That effort is very much a work in progress, security executives and experts say.
The administration wants companies and governments to share more security-related information. Much of that sharing will be facilitated by Information Sharing and Analysis Centers, non-profit groups that support information sharing within industries such as healthcare, information technology and financial services.