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Monday, February 8, 2016

DHS Will Host Workshop Seeking Input on Insurers Proposal for Cyber Incident Data Repository

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be hosting a public workshop to build momentum for developing a cyber-incident data repository proposed by the insurance industry.

The department’s Cyber Incident Data and Analysis Working Group has published three white papers on the data-repository proposal, which is intended to improve risk mitigation, aid cybersecurity research and help expand the cyber insurance market by addressing a lack of actuarial data.

DHS and the panel, which was established last year, is looking into how such repository should be structured and operated with the aim of attracting broad-based participation from the critical infrastructure community. The agency will host a workshop (tentatively scheduled for mid-April) to discuss key findings and conclusions from the white papers and seek feedback from the public on those findings.  According to Inside Cybersecurity, the workshop will also include a panel comprised of representatives from existing information sharing models, who will provide a brief overview of their experience and some of the ‘best practices’ they have established related to the creation and management of anonymous data repositories.

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