To fight the growing threat of cyber attacks, healthcare industry security consortium HITRUST this year developed Cyber Threat XChange, a program to help organizations collect and share cyber threat information. So far, the initial results are mixed.

Early adopters of the service deployed breach detection systems to identify malicious network activity and found many existing and new indicators of compromise, or IOCs. In fact, during collection of IOCs in August, organizations using newer breach detection systems found 286 times more IOCs than their previous cyber discovery methods were finding. And 24 percent of those IOCs were new and had not previously been submitted to Cyber Threat XChange, also called HITRUST CTX.

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