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Cyber Threat Info Sharing Made Easier

By Government Computer News

April 20, 2017

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The next iteration of the Structured Threat Information eXchange (STIX), a machine-to-machine cyberthreat information-sharing language, is nearing completion.

STIX was designed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to facilitate information sharing between industry, critical infrastructure operators, and government in order to thwart cyberattacks.

Participants in the information-sharing program connect to a common platform called Trusted Automated eXchange of Indicator Information to exchange threat information.

The goal is that a more effective machine-to-machine threat information-sharing language will speed its adoption across industry.

MITRE's John Wunder notes STIX 2.0 focuses on simplicity and standardization, with fewer options and more requirements than the first iteration.

Work on STIX 2.1 already has started and will address some areas that were differentiated in order to build out the basic framework, including response features such as an incident and event object, more in-depth modeling of malware and infrastructure, and feedback mechanisms.

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