Some day, perhaps fairly soon, it will be much more difficult for data thieves to pull off capers like the headline-grabbing hacks of Home Depot and Target.
That’s not a pipe dream. It’s the projected outcome of a nascent trend that is fast gaining traction in the security community. The buzz phrase for this development is "threat intelligence."
Threat intelligence broadly refers to bringing data mining technologies to bear on the task of uncloaking and eradicating stealthy network intruders.
"The problem is that there is no standardized delivery or sharing method for the data, nor is there a clearinghouse for the data,” says Rami Essaid, co-founder and CEO of website security vendor Distil Networks." Each relationship is done on a one to one basis. Also, the data is very valuable and often times the relationship is not 100% symbiotic; usually one company has more to gain than another. How to accurately assess the gap and reach business terms is often harder than it may seem.”