Cyber criminals rarely work in isolation. Whether employed by nation states or organized crime, they act within a loosely confederated community—a vast underground affiliate network they can rely on to support their relentless attempts to exploit network weaknesses and turn them into profit, be it through ransomware, identity theft, or other means.
To stay toe-to-toe with these organized adversaries, cybersecurity professionals must operate within a community of their own, combining complimentary skills and services, and sharing knowledge and best practices.
One formal manifestation of this community is the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) list maintained by MITRE, a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to solving problems for a safer world. Booz Allen recently partnered with MITRE to become an official contributor to the list.