Join LookingGlass CTO Allan Thomson for a panel on “Uniting On The Cybersecurity Battleground: The Status of Cyber Threat Information Sharing” April 24, 12pm ET on Federal News Network radio.

The panel includes:
LookingGlass CTO, Allan Thomson
CISA Chief of Cyber Threat and Risk Analysis, Rex Booth
Director of the IC Security Coordination Center, Wally Coggins
NSA Deputy Chief of Cyber Security Operations, Mo Bland

Every day, the United States government and civilian sectors are targets for nation-states, terrorists, script kiddies, organized crime, hacktivists, and expert cyber criminals. Motives driving these actors are widespread and can include political and ideological reasons, retaliation, financial gain, or to wreak havoc and cause chaos.

These attackers have a range of tools at their disposal; all it takes is exploiting one weakness in an enterprise’s defense to launch a devastating attack. These weaknesses could be well-known patches/vulnerabilities or could be a zero day attack.

On the opposite end of the equation, each government and/or civilian organization battles every day to defend the organization; however, their defenses often fall short due to manual responses, budget issues, staffing shortages, and legacy IT. Compounding this is disparate and limited sharing of information between agencies and organizations.

Cybersecurity is the new battleground and the entire ecosystem must unite their forces and resources to find success against adversaries.

To accomplish this, we must start:

  • Communicating with a common language
  • Sharing with a common framework
  • Reacting in real-time

We must have a common call to action!

One of the most effective ways to create a common call to action is to share information relating to cyber threats. However, with the increase in successful data breaches and malicious attacks it is becoming more apparent that the ecosystem is not using the available information sharing mechanisms to the maximum extent or they are unable to use them due to different terminology and data formats.

About the Speakers

  • Allan Thomson

    Allan Thomson
    CTO, LookingGlass

  • Rex Booth

    Rex Booth
    Chief of Cyber Threat & Risk Analysis, CISA

  • Wally Coggins

    Wally Coggins
    Director, IC Security Coordination Center, ODNI

  • Mo Bland

    Mo Bland
    Deputy Chief of Cyber Security Operations, NSA