January 2021 Community Call
January 6th, 2021 11:00am
David Turetsky, Professor; Brian Nussbaum, Assistant Professor; Unal Tatar, Assistant Professor, Practice at the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany (SUNY).
Cybersecurity Information Sharing Success Stories
Given that the theory of cybersecurity information sharing is well-established, the successes ought to be visible in practice. Funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, we collected real-world information sharing success stories across different economic sectors through a conference and interviews with ISACs, ISAOs and some of their members. Our prior experience suggested that for some in industry, particularly senior executives who are not cybersecurity experts, the benefits of joining a cybersecurity information sharing organization and being a full participant can seem less clear, or at least less concrete and well-documented, than the costs and potential risks of doing so. Our project was intended in part to address this gap by compiling a set of success stories across different areas of activity to help support those trying to explain and document the advantages of information sharing to colleagues and decision makers. We published a Lawfare article about this work, together with a longer research paper.