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2/11/2015
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Obama Launches Cyberthreat Intel-Sharing Center

Long-awaited central repository for cyber threat information and intelligence created by The White House.

The concept of a federal government-led center for coordinating cyberthreat intelligence has been discussed by the Obama administration for some time, and that concept became a reality yesterday when the White House announced the formation of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC).

The new CTIIC, which falls under the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, will "analyze and integrate intelligence already collected" rather than gather new intel, Lisa Monaco, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterrorism, reportedly said yesterday. The center is aimed at supporting and providing a central repository for cyber threat information to better help government agencies and private companies stay atop the latest threats.

More details on the CTTIC can be found in this article by The Wall Street Journal and this article by The Federal Times. 

 

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GonzSTL
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GonzSTL,
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2/12/2015 | 10:09:42 AM
Re: My takeaway point from the CTIIC announcement
@aws0513: I'm with you there. Security practices should evolve relative to the changing threat landscape. The username/password authentication method is almost as old as computing itself. MFA should have replaced that model a long time ago. It does incur a sometimes hefty investment, but as we look at security investments as a whole, this particular one is well worth the cost. Certainly, it would have rendered a lot of the recent breach resulting attacks irrelevant to some extent.
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GonzSTL,
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2/12/2015 | 10:02:37 AM
Is there a hole in this strategy?
There is this excerpt from the Federal Times regarding this topic: The new center will not be an intelligence gathering institution, said Lisa Monaco, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, who introduced the CTIIC during a talk at the Wilson Center on Feb. 10. Rather, the CTIIC "will analyze and integrate intelligence already collected," Monaco explained. "That will enable the existing cyber centers to be more effective."

I understand the importance of analyzing existing data, and I'm sure there are voluminous amounts of it, but I am a little confused. If they do not intend to gather intelligence, I sure hope that any new data will also be funneled into the CTIIC by other organizations for analysis, and that "not be an intelligence gathering institution" simply means that the particular function will not be an integral part of the CTIIC. With the rapidly evolving threat landscape and the changing tactics employed by attackers, existing data, although still relevant, tend to become stale rather quickly.
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aws0513,
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2/11/2015 | 3:31:26 PM
My takeaway point from the CTIIC announcement
"Making cyberspace intrinsically more secure, including eliminating passwords as the default security tool and enhancing consumer protection."

To me, this is a smoke signal of mandated MFA on regulatory data environments in the future. 
I hope such a mandate becomes the reality.  MFA would substantially help to improve security in many environments that I have encountered.
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