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DHS Moves to Protect Cyber Networks; Robert Day Comments

cybersecurityThe Department of Homeland Security is updating its computing and communication infrastructures as part of the agency’s efforts to bolster cybersecurity, Information Week reported Friday.

Henry Kenyon writes that DHS and the Coast Guard will consolidate their security operations at a new cyber command and control facility in Washington.

Rear Adm. Robert Day, Coast Guard’s chief information officer, told industry executives at a recent briefing event that the joint DHS-Coast Guard center will begin operations in July and work to secure all .gov and .mil federal domains.

The Coast Guard is also working to migrate its email systems to a Defense Department-run cloud platform, according to Information Week.

Kenyon reports that DHS’ Customs and Border Protection unit wants to implement mobile security technology as well as big data analytics to manage Internet-connected devices.

The Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency collaborates with academic researchers and laboratories to attract technology professionals, according to Kenyon.

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