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AT&T, CenturyLink, Lockheed Sign Up For US Cyber Threat Info Program; Eric Rosenbach Comments

CyberProgramAT&T, CenturyLink and Lockheed Martin have signed up for a program run by the departments of Defense and Homeland Security aimed at sharing information on cyber threats, Bloomberg reports.

The Defense Industrial Base Enhanced Cybersecurity Services program was created to facilitate exchange of information between the government, defense contractors and Internet service providers, according to the report.

Eric Rosenbach, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy, told Bloomberg the Pentagon provides DHS classified threat signatures and DHS then provides those signatures to companies in the program.

Richard Hale, the Pentagon’s deputy chief information officer, told Bloomberg 71 companies currently participate in the program and 22 others are waiting to join.

Alan Paller, director of research at the Maryland-based computer security training firm SANS Institute, told Bloomberg U.S. companies are looking to acquire protection not available commercially.

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