Cyber security has been a major issue in the recent past. Despite the concern about trust and competition, security vendors are establishing more ways for their customers to share data and cooperate regarding the latest threats.
Carbon Black a security firm which protects the network of thousands of companies is now opening a line of communication for them. The idea is to recognize the pattern of attacks, tactics, and behavior of the malevolent hackers. They believe patterns are tougher to change than something like an IP address.
Security vendors believe collaborating on intel will help them prevent the attacks in future although CISA has raised apprehensions about the privacy as the govt. is the involved directly. Rick Howard, chief security officer of Palo Alto another security firm who is adopting to the data sharing culture. The firm is still small but the alliance is working hard to keep pace with the trending strategies used by the hackers.
Sharing the intel fills the empty space in the knowledge database and customers are also liking it and encouraging to grow the cooperation. This data sharing will enable smaller companies to know the tactics used by larger companies to protect their clients who have huge data collection.