The U.S. Will use the info-sharing program with Five Eyes allies to fight Russian Hackers
Randy Vickers, chief information security officer of the US House of Representatives, revealed that the U.S. House of Representatives is trying to expand its cyber threat information sharing plan with the “Five Eyes” member states’ parliament to strengthen the highest legislative bodies of these countries security.
The shared information may refer to non-confidential threat intelligence. Vickers said that the highest legislature of the “Five-eyed Alliance” has already maintained a strong information-sharing relationship, but the US House of Representatives aims to make full use of this relationship and is currently studying how to share it more effectively and more frequently. Information, but it needs to ensure that the Five Eyes intelligence alliance reaches a consensus to fully understand the cyber threat situation.
The implementation of this plan may be very simple. For example, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issues a cybersecurity bulletin to the “Five-eyed Alliance” member states, and each member country can learn relevant information through the threat intelligence platform.
The “Five Eyes” member states believe that the highest legislature in these countries is the logical goal of cyber spies. According to foreign media reports, in 2015, it was suspected that hacking organizations had attacked the German parliament in an attempt to steal large amounts of data.
McCaul said that Russian hackers in the mid-2018 elections have targeted US lawmakers have been using social media Congress. Wicks did not comment on the potential threat to the US House of Representatives, but the expansion of the information sharing program is intended to promote defeat of such activities.