Data Sharing: The Unexpected Cyber Shield

Automated sharing of information could be one way to pre-empt attacks

Barney Dalton, chief technology officer, Aspect Capital

Data security breaches are always big news, no less so when they happen to financial markets firms. October's big story in the realm of cyber security was not a breach, however, but a response to the threat. On October 27, the US Senate passed the controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA).

Financial services firms welcome the bill, saying it will help banks and companies better share information about the latest cyber threats, but critics say it paves the way for the erosion of

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