[ISN] The Number of Industries Getting Classified Cyberthreat Tips from DHS Has Doubled Since July

http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/10/number-industries-getting-classified-cyberthreat-tips-dhs-has-doubled-july/96923/ By Aliya Sternstein Nextgov.com October 20, 2014 Firms from half of the nation’s 16 key industries, including wastewater and banking, have paid for special technology to join a Department of Homeland Security program that shares classified cyberthreat intelligence, in hopes of protecting society from a catastrophic cyberattack. Participation in the Enhanced Cybersecurity Services initiative has more than doubled during the past few months. Through the voluntary program – previously exclusive to defense contractors – cleared Internet service providers feed nonpublic government information about threats into the anti-malware systems of critical sector networks. As of July, only three industries – energy, communications and defense – were using the service, according to an unfavorable DHS inspector general audit. […]