Cyber Intelligence Network: Facilitating the Rapid Exchange of Cyber Intelligence

Cyber Intelligence Network: Facilitating the Rapid Exchange of Cyber Intelligence

November 15, 2014

The new Cyber Intelligence Network (CIN) community was launched on the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) to leverage resources and coordinate effective multiagency responses to the increasing threat of cyber attack. Envisioned as a multi-agency collaboative platform, over 50 agencies from more than 40 states are currently sharing tools, training and best practices.

The new Cyber Intelligence Network (CIN) community was launched on the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) to leverage resources and coordinate effective multiagency responses to the increasing threat of cyber attack. Envisioned as a multi-agency collaboative platform, over 50 agencies from more than 40 states are currently sharing tools, training and best practices.

When a cyber threat is initially identified, detailed information is posted to CIN. “The CIN community helps strengthen all fusion centers by supporting the rapid exchange of cyber intelligence,” said Cyber Intelligence Analyst Dana Kilian. “The more quickly we can share information, the easier it is to coordinate our efforts and even stop an attack before it can spread.”

Membership in the CIN community provides access to the CINAware situational awareness room using HSIN Connect. Since its introduction during the 2014 World Series, CINAware has been integral to event and incident response operations, allowing cyber analysts to share raw data and communicate in real time.  

The tool’s effectiveness was demonstrated during a 2-week period in November 2014 when approximately 315 cyber analysts used CINAware in a successful response to 215 individual cyber attacks in the St. Louis area.