Cyber revenge is a dish best served by sharing threat data
- SC Magazine June 21st, 2012
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The idea of avenging cyber attacks may be tempting for some, but organizations should focus instead on sharing threat data to strengthen their defenses, a panel of cyber security experts said Thursday.
While there has been a lot of discussion recently within the security community about organizations launching counteroffensives, a panel speaking at NYU-Polytechnic Institute in New York cautioned against the practice.
"Strikebacks" refer to the act of tracing a cyber attack back to its origin and disabling that computer. The attacking organization is no longer a victim, but an aggressor, and there may be legal concerns about making that switch, panelists said.