The U.S. military has appointed Daniel Prieto III, formerly an IBM vice president for public sector services, as director of cybersecurity and technology under Defense Department CIO Teri Takai, Nextgov reported Wednesday.
Aliya Sternstein writes Prieto will work to facilitate cyber incident information sharing between the government and defense industrial base companies.
Defense spokesman Lt. Col. Damien Pickart told Nextgov that Prieto will aim to help DIB firms and the government reduce risks to critical programs.
“Prieto will be charged with improving and growing the voluntary information sharing program between the government and the private sector DIB companies, which is designed to improve DIB network defenses,” Pickart added.
The DIB network intends to disseminate contractor breach reports among its members and release reports containing malware intelligence detected by the National Security Agency, according to the report.
Sternstein writes cleared contractors or Internet service providers can transmit threat reports to the anti-malware programs in order to help counter attacks.