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Phyllis Schneck: ‘Einstein’ Program Helps DHS Gain Cyber Situational Awareness

Phyllis Schneck, deputy undersecretary at the Department of Homeland Security for cybersecurity and communications, has said DHS is ready to help secure federal networks with the National Cybersecurity Protection System, Fedscoop reported Thursday. Greg Otto writes Schneck told an Intel Security-sponsored forum that the department uses the system, nicknamed Einstein, to gain situational awareness …

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Beth Anne Killoran: HHS Uses ‘Aggregate’ Data to Manage IT Security Risks

Officials at the Department of Health and Human Services believe that a transparent reporting structure can be a tool to strengthen the cybersecurity posture of HHS and its component agencies, Federal Times reported Monday. Aaron Boyd writes HHS recorded a total of 26,381 computer security incidents across the department’s four key components between January …

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GAO: DHS Must Develop Guidance for ‘Einstein’ Tool’s Intrusion Detection, Prevention Functions

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Department of Homeland Security to develop network routing guidance for agencies and identify ways on how to build up the National Cybersecurity Protection System’s capability to detect and prevent intrusions in federal computer networks. GAO made the recommendations after an analysis showed that NCPS, also …

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Sens. Ron Johnson, Tom Carper Ask DOJ, DHS Chiefs on Anti-Ransomware Efforts

Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) have issued letters to inquire about the efforts the departments of Homeland Security and Justice launched to counter attacks related to ransomware. The letter sent to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson Thursday asks how the adoption of Einstein threat prevention tool has reduced the incidence of ransomware at government …

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Jeh Johnson Backs Senate Panel’s Proposed Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act

Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has backed a cybersecurity bill that the Senate Homeland Security Committee sent for a full Senate vote last week, Nextgov reported Friday. Aliya Sternstein writes that the proposed Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act would support DHS surveillance of public Internet traffic on government IT networks. “This …

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