Little has been disclosed about the Enduring Security Framework, part of the U.S. government’s efforts to share sensitive cyber threat information with big telecom, hardware and software companies. A picture emerged through interviews with six people who have participated in these meetings and others who have been briefed on them, all of whom requested anonymity because details of the meetings are confidential.
The ESF program consists of at least two groups, according to three former government officials who have attended meetings. The first group involves CEOs and top decision-makers at technology companies and government agencies. Those meetings rotate and have been held at various agencies’ Washington-area headquarters, including at the Pentagon. At least one of these meetings also included a “social” component, according to one of the former officials.