The Information Security Community
Private industry has long been taught that they should keep everything secret from their competition in order to retain competitive advantage. In many cases, protecting those secrets is the overall goal of the Information Security program. However, there are times where industries and need to band together to share intelligence in an effort to combat a problem. Currently, individuals are dealing with Information Security threats on a personal level, corporate level, and industry level; and governments around the world are overseeing the carnage from a detached perspective, rarely stepping in to help their constituents help themselves in a meaningful way. In terms of Information Security, like-minded leaders from organizations and governments are beginning to work together in order to share information about successful and unsuccessful cyber-attacks in an effort to strengthen the community. These types of efforts should be commended and expanded.