Why reporting an incident only makes the cybersecurity community stronger

Reporting an incident to the correct authorities or vulnerability clearinghouses can be an experience fraught with frustration. You pour time, energy, and resources into fighting an intrusion, all while keeping company officials and stakeholders up to date and preventing sensitive information from getting into the wild. Explaining what happened might seem just like another layer of hard work and exposure to potential embarrassment when the details are out there for all to see.

But legislators have been pushing enterprise executives to share more information about security incidents and they’re creating new requirements in the United States and around the world to mandate the disclosure of such information. Why?

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