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How Do You Create a World Financial Community That Is Resilient in the Face of Cyber-Security, Cyber-Espionage, and Hacking?

William Abbott Foster, Hannah Thoreson

Today effective cyber defenses assume higher levels of trust for automated threat sharing, but increased threat sharing also increases one`s vulnerability to new kinds of targeted threats from those with who have learned about your weaknesses. We have moved from a simple world where a threat could be detected by a signature downloaded from an anti-virus firm like Macafee or Symantec and neutralized.

Now attackers will now probe thousands of network simultaneously with thousands of different attacks a second looking for an exploitable vulnerabilities.  These attacks are far  beyond the capability of human operator to identify, isolate, and respond to such attacks or to let those they trust in government and industry to know about the attack in a timely (sub-second) window.

The first step in building an automated defense to current threats, is to make the threat information software and hardware independent. The U.S. government think tank MITRE under contact to the US Department of Homeland Security has developed an XML based system for automatic structured threat information called STIX.


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Online Section of PIR Center Program "International Information Security and Global Internet Governance"

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