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The value of the private sector's current cybersecurity information-sharing system was demonstrated recently when the American Bankers Association website's online shopping cart was breached -- and the info-sharing process quickly spread word about the incident to responsible parties.

The private-sector team picked by the Department of Homeland Security to develop industry standards for sharing cyber threat data has opened the registration process for its first public workshop this fall.

A new effort to rate the security of software and systems could help foster a much-needed better understanding of the economics of cybersecurity and enable an expansion of the cyber insurance market, according to Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Director Arati Prabhakar.

A pivotal senator may be moving closer to Senate Intelligence Committee leaders on how a cybersecurity information-sharing regime should work, saying there should be "no loss of time" at the Department of Homeland Security as it moves threat indicators from the private sector to relevant agencies.