Takai: DOD to Expand Industry Cyber Sharing Program

The Department of Defense is looking to expand a pilot program where the government shares cybersecurity threats with public sector partners.

DOD Teri Takai said the program would like to expand to more than 200 companies, up from the current 37, once it gets expected approval from the White House within the next two months.

“We provide information to them as it relates to threats, and they also share in a confidential manner the threats they face and the actions they’re taking,” Takai said. “We all get hit by the same kinds of things but also different threats.”

The program began two years ago to see how DOD and companies could share information in regards to these threats. Its been hailed as a success within DOD as former Deputy Secretary Bill Lynn praising the program during last year’s release of DOD’s cybersecurity plan.

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