That’s right. I said it. I’m invoking the P word – “Patriotism”. If getting your networks pwned and your sensitive data stolen, and not knowing who’s responsible is beginning to piss you off, there’s a simple solution. Put the interests of your country ahead of yourself; ahead of your shareholders; ahead of your manager, your VP, and your CEO; and acknowledge your breach (and everything that that entails).
Sharing information about attacks means more people will be working on solutions. This can’t happen if companies are too scared or self-absorbed to tell others what happened.