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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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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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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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Danny Toler to Head DHS Network Security Deployment; Brendan Goode to Join Industry

Danny Toler, deputy director of federal network resilience at the Department of Homeland Security‘s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, will succeed Brendan Goode as director of network security deployment, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Toler will replace Goode after heading FNR’s procurement, continuous diagnostics and mitigation and FISMA reporting activities. Toler also …

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