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Department of Homeland Security asks businesses to share cyberattack information, finds only one that's willing

Department of Homeland Security asks businesses to share cyberattack information, finds only one that's willing

A law championed by Rep. C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger to get businesses and the government to share information about computer security threats has had limited impact so far because companies are reluctant to hand over data to the government, officials and corporate executives said Thursday.

About 50 companies and other organizations are getting cyber intelligence information from the Department of Homeland Security under the law, department official Greg Touhill said at an intelligence community conference. Only a single company is sending information to DHS.

Touhill, deputy assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications, said the company that is sharing information...

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