​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sharing cybersecurity information with trusted parties is an important part of the overall approach to mitigating the risk posed by cybersecurity. It takes time and training to communicate about cybersecurity appropriately. But, sharing information with trusted parties ultimately saves time and money by streamlining processes, highlighting practices and useful tools, and enabling organizations to spot and respond quickly to threats. In some situations, sharing information may carry liability protections for the sharing entity or even be a legal requirement.

This series of Advisories explains cybersecurity information sharing - what it is, how it should be done, and why it is important. In addition, the various personal, organizational, and technological barriers cooperatives face regarding information sharing will be discussed in-depth, along with key strategies to overcome them. This information is based upon feedback from cooperative staff ​who participated in NRECA's Rural Cooperative Cybersecurity Capabilities (RC3) Summit series. ​​


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