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Cyber experts share less than they should do

Cyber Security - McAfee Labs has revealed just 42% of cyber security workers share cyber threat - SantanderCB

New research released by McAfee Labs has revealed that just 42% of cyber security workers share cyber threat intelligence with others in their profession, despite 97% of those who do so saying it helps them to provide a better service for their employer. Out of those polled who said they share information, 59% feel it is 'very valuable' to the company they work for. Among those who share, 72% will disclose malware behaviour, 58% discuss URL reputations and 54% confer on external IP address reputations. The survey asked cyber security professionals what would prevent them from sharing threat information, with 54% citing company policies, while 24% said regulations within their industry. The study also showed an increase in cyber threats. New ransomware was up 26% in the final three months of 2015 compared with the previous quarter.

 

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