Cyber intelligence, a new approach to IT security, could make significant gains in the coming year, says Terry Roberts, chair of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance’s Cyber Council. “The good thing is,” she says, “this isn’t really rocket science.”
Pilot projects are underway to determine if methods employed by the 17 federal intelligence agencies could be adapted to safeguard non-classified but sensitive information in the private sector. To succeed, Roberts says, the government and private sector must collaborate and share information. “In a year or two, we could actually have the private-public partnership established, with the beginnings of an unclassified cyber-intelligence approach,” Roberts says in an interview with Information Security Media Group (select one of the Podcast Options at right to listen).