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States take first step toward cyberthreat sharing

Thirteen states, led by New York, last weekend conducted a communications exercise that could lead to a new, multistate information sharing and analysis center. The ISAC, which would pool cyberthreat data gathered by states, is led by William Pelgrin, director of the New York City Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure. No formal center exists yet, however. During the dry run, participating states reported to a central location any suspicious activities they monitored on the Internet over the Presidents Day weekend. “There was no malicious activity,” said Mike Russo, chief information security officer in Florida’s state technology office. “The exercise was about the communications and working relationships with the other states.” Full Story

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