“Businesses could use the database to assess how their cyber practices stack up against competitors.
The federal government could upload its own cyber threat predictions.
The Homeland Security Department wants input on an idea for a broad cyber security incident database, accessible by members of the public and private sectors [and}admits there could be drawbacks to the idea, including a spike in the cost of insurance; [In] a new white paper fleshing out the concept.
Such a repository would ask participants to share specific but anonymized details about cyberincidents and threats, including details such as attack timeline, apparent goal and prevention measures.
Until the end of May, DHS is collecting comments on the concept and wants responses on three recent white papers it issued outlining benefits, obstacles and data points participants might be asked to contribute to the repository.
There are currently no concrete plans to build or manage that repository, DHS says, and…
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