Cyber threat information
Trustwave Joins CISA’s Cyber Information Sharing, Collaboration Program
Trustwave Government Solutions announced it has joined the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s Cyber Information Sharing and Collaboration Program.
According to CISA, the goal of CISCP is to enable the timely exchange of unclassified information among critical infrastructure organizations and government agencies. CISCP was also created to help its participants’ collective ability to detect, prevent, mitigate and recover from cybersecurity incidents, Trustwave said.
Bill Rucker, president of Trustwave, said the company will contribute its services, technologies and threat intelligence to combat both foreign and domestic cyber threats to the United States.
“We are extremely proud to join CISCP and partner with CISA to help achieve their mission to better secure our nation’s digital assets,” Rucker added.
Matt Hartman, deputy director of cybersecurity at CISA, previously called on the federal government to break down barriers to sharing cyber threat information with the private sector.
Private companies have better visibility over the cyber threat environment and are better-positioned to detect breaches, he said during a Cyber Innovations Summit organized by the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center.
Hartman added that federal agencies should avoid information silos and better leverage data in making cybersecurity decisions.
CISA’s CISCP is focused on building information-sharing mechanisms in the 16 sectors that the Department of Homeland Security has designated as critical infrastructure. The list includes the chemical, commercial facilities, defense, energy, health care and transportation sectors.
According to DHS, the 16 sectors’ assets, systems and networks are essential for security, national economic security and national public health and safety. Lawmakers have introduced legislation that would add the space systems sector to the list.
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