According to an SC Magazine post, more than three-quarters (76 percent) of security professionals believe they have a moral responsibility to share threat intelligence even though most are still only sharing such information among trusted peers (56 percent) or internally (47 percent).
AlienVault conducted research on 222 security pros at Black Hat 2016 to find out how they incorporate threat intelligence into their malware defense strategies. To no one's surprise, security teams are growing as 53 percent of respondents reported that the number of security incidents that occurred over the past year has increased. A majority (95 percent) use threat intelligence in some way.
Threat intelligence sources are relied upon including their own detection processes (66 percent), trusted peers (48 percent), paid subscription services (44 percent), government agencies (38 percent), crowdsourced/Open source communities (37 percent) and blogs/online forums (28 percent).
In addition to their peers and internally, respondents said they also share threat intelligence with government agencies (28 percent), publicly (18 percent) and with crowdsourced/Open Source platforms (15 percent).
Threat sharing is generally regarded as an effective collective defense against cyberattacks. The hackers certainly collaborate and share intelligence, so why not the rest of us?
As Kah-Kin Ho, senior director EMEA, FireEye has said, "Cyber-security is a team sport."
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