Abstract for: Organizational Participation in Cooperative Cyber Security

Cyber attacks pose a major threat to modern organizations. The effectiveness of cyber defense can likely be enhanced if programs are implemented that allow organizations that face similar cyber threats to share information and resources. To begin to understand the potential for cooperation to improve cyber security, we modeled a simple cooperative structure that allows resource sharing between two organizations whose defense teams do a significant amount of redundant work. This model is a first step toward understanding the social and operational issues involved in implementing a program of cooperative cyber defense between organizations.