DHS ‘Einstein 3’ Cyber Tool Goes Live; Roberta Stempfley Comments

DHS - ExecutiveMosaicThe Department of Homeland Security has launched the latest version of an intrusion prevention system that works to block malware on all executive branch civilian agency networks, GCN reports Wednesday.

William Jackson writes that an unnamed federal department deployed “Einstein 3” Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Roberta Stempfley, acting assistant secretary of DHS’ office of cybersecurity and communications, told GCN the Department of Veterans Affairs will start using the new Einstein in mid-August.

Stempfley also told GCN DHS will not turn off Einstein 2, which launched in 2008.

GCN reports 70 percent of executive branch departments will deploy the Einstein 3 by the end of fiscal year 201.

The Einstein program originally launched in 2004 as a joint DHS-Internet service providers project and the newest version of Einstein aims to detect and block malware before it hits a network, Jackson reports.

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