"In the mobile space, it really is a greenfield," Sverdlove said. "Whoever's got the new techniques, the new heuristics, they're not just one or two [anti-virus] signatures ahead of the competition, they could be significantly ahead."
Nevertheless, the pressure to cooperate is mounting, as the U.S. government pushes the industry to co-operate on cyber-security to better protect critical information technology systems. "The threat landscape is changing so quickly that the best defense that we can do is to share information," Sverdlove said.
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