Only 6 Non-Federal Groups Share Cyber Threat Info with Homeland Security

From: Nextgov

By Joseph Marks, Senior Correspondent

The government’s big idea to bolster the nation’s collective cyber defense isn’t attracting private-sector participants.

More than two years after Congress passed a landmark bill incentivizing companies to share with the government how and when malicious hackers are trying to penetrate their computer networks, only six companies and other non-federal entities are sharing that data, according to figures provided to Nextgov.

That’s compared with about 190 such entities and about 60 federal departments and agencies that are receiving cyber threat data from Homeland Security’s automated indicator sharing program, a Homeland Security official told Nextgov.

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