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GAO: DHS Launches Multiple Efforts to Strengthen Federal Cybersecurity Posture

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Department of Homeland Security implemented multiple initiatives to protect federal systems from cyber intrusions and attacks. GAO said in a report published Tuesday that DHS introduced the National Cybersecurity Protection System in a move to detect and mitigate malicious network traffic. DHS also runs a continuous diagnostics and mitigation program …

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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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GAO Singles Out PIV, CDM, Einstein as Key for Agency Cyber Challenges

A Government Accountability Office leader has identified the current cyber challenges facing federal agencies and the governmentwide initiatives that can help them strengthen cybersecurity amid evolving threats in testimony before lawmakers. Gregory Wilshusen, director of information security issues at GAO, said in a written statement to House lawmakers Wednesday that challenges include program design …

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GAO: Agencies Must Adopt Multilayered Security Approach

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the use of a multilayered approach to security in light of recent cyber attacks on government networks. In a statement to the House of Representatives published Wednesday, GAO said addressing cyber threats also requires personnel training, consistent process implementation and appropriate technologies. GAO cited …

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