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Facebook launches social media tool for cybersecurity pros

On the heels of President Obama’s announcement of a Cyber Threat Intelligence Center, Facebook also announced it was launching a framework for sharing cybersecurity information.

Facebook’s ThreatExchange is a social media framework that lets security professionals share threat information more easily, learn from each other’s discoveries and make their own systems safer, according to the platform’s website.

Mark Hammel, Facebook’s manager of threat infrastructure, told the Financial Times that ThreatExchange had been developed from a system that Facebook was already using internally to make it easier to catalog threats to the site in real time.

Facebook’s ThreatData  framework imports information about cybersecurity threats on the Internet in arbitrary formats, storing it efficiently and making it accessible for both real-time defensive systems and long-term analysis, the company said.

Early partners for ThreatExchange include Bitly, Dropbox, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter and Yahoo.

Posted by GCN Staff on Feb 12, 2015 at 7:35 AM


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