Feds to battle cybersecurity with analytics

For the federal government to better secure its information systems and support cybersecurity in the private sector, departments and agencies will need to dramatically improve the way they collect, analyze and share information about emerging threats, current and former government officials are cautioning.

At a government IT conference convened by Akamai, a content delivery and cloud service provider, officials stressed the importance of casting a wide net for gathering information about cyberthreats, calling for the advancement of new standards and protocols to automate information sharing across the public and private sectors.

“The more participants we have in our process, the better that process is going to be,” said Danny Toler, acting assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications.

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