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The theory behind cybersecurity information sharing is clear and uncontroversial, even if the details of what to share, how best to do it and who to share with may sometimes result in debate and disagreement. The theory goes that organizations are better off sharing information and improving situational awareness than trying to recognize and face cyber threats and challenges on their own. Some collective and coordinated efforts can help to identify, learn about and fend off threats and would-be attackers—as compared to acting individually with less information and situational awareness. Read more about Cybersecurity Information Sharing Success Stories
As the world struggles to confront the Covid-19 pandemic, how to handle access to trade secrets — information that is valuable because others do not know it — is one of the myriad challenges to achieving safe and effective vaccines, diagnostics, and treatments for the people of the world. Read more about Covid-19 should spark a reexamination of trade secrets’ stranglehold on information
This June 2020 letter from security researchers and practitioners urges that EU lawmakers finalizing the Terrorist Content Regulation preserve robust transparency requirements for governments to share data regarding (1) the number of content takedowns for which authorities also carried out investigation or prosecution and (2) the number of cases of content wrongly identified as terrorist. Read more about Security Experts' Letter on Transparency in Terrorist Content Regulation
Last week, the world got a preview of how Google and Apple’s contact tracing project might Read more about Op-Ed: Coronavirus tracing apps are coming. Here’s how they could reshape surveillance as we know it
Before the novel coronavirus arrived on its shores, the United States had spent decades becoming a heavily digitized society. Now, the pandemic is deepening that dependence on digital technology, converting millions of in-person interactions into online communications. That dependence means good cybersecurity, including strong encryption, has become more crucial than ever.