As cyber threats become more sophisticated and expand to the cloud and the Internet of Things, the sharing of meaningful threat intel between trusted organizations has become more critical than ever before. At Fortinet this year, our teams witnessed the benefits of info sharing first hand as part of a joint operation that helped INTERPOL and the Nigerian Economic & Financial Crime Commission uncover the head of an international criminal network.
What did we learn? For one thing, these partnerships demonstrate the importance of global threat intelligence research and analytics that security vendors can offer in dealing with cyber threats. In my opinion, security vendors have a responsibility to share threat findings with each other, as well as end-user advocacy groups. It is essentially the best way to combat adversaries and assist law enforcement in fighting cybercriminals. Yet, serious challenges remain to the worthwhile goal of