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Sharing Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence Is The Only Way We Win
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jcavery
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9/28/2016 | 2:33:10 PM
Dare to Share
There is a key difference between the good guys sharing intelligence and the bad guys sharing it. The bad guys tend to share it in underground forums, only among eachother, and if they aren't doing that, they're keeping it for themselves or selling it for money. The good guys (and media) tend to blast every vulnerability on the front page for some reason. Yes, it's important to share the intelligence, but not like that, not publicly. Once it gets shared publicly, it's more of a race to see who can exploit it before they fix it, instead of an umbrella announcement to everyone. The good guys should become more efficient at tactfully informing companies.

I have made money from bug bounties just by browsing the latest "good guy" public vulns, why is that? Wasn't the logic supposed to be that the more public the announcement, the more fixes will happen? Sometimes a company is actually safer before those public announcements are made than the days following it. There might only be 1 or 2 hackers aware of a vuln (but not able to exploit it yet) whereas after the "share", you now have 1,000 hackers looking at it, with hundreds able to exploit it. Great article, great topic, just need to drill down more details on how to execute this whole sharing thing.


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