There was a time when the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security primarily kept to themselves when it came to information sharing. That time is in the past.
Two top government cybersecurity officials — Director of DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Chris Krebs, and Anne Neuberger, the director of the NSA’s Cybersecurity Directorate — said Monday that information sharing and collaboration on cybersecurity issues has dramatically improved in recent years.
“I really honestly think four-to-five years ago having a CISA … or NSA person sitting next to each other talking about how great things are — you would think you were in a really bizarre time,” Krebs said while speaking at San Francisco CyberTalks, an event produced by CyberScoop. “I don’t think we really had as close a partnership as it could have been.”
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