Rod Turk, chief information security officer at the U.S. Energy Department, has said the agency wants build up its defense against computer security threats through the Joint Cyber Coordination Center, Federal News Radio reported Friday.
Jason Miller writes Turk said the JC3 focused on establishing strategies for threat information exchange across DOE components during the first year of operation.
Turk expects the department to invest more in cybersecurity technologies over the next fiscal year, according to the station.
“We are continually looking at innovative tools, innovative procedures, innovative ways of gaining information to provide that early warning capability to our components,” he told Federal News Radio.
“We do have some folks that we are hiring, both contractors and federal employees within the JC3 as we mature,” he added.
He also noted to the station that DOE has invested in advanced analytics and enlisted professionals who hold cyber forensics and analysis experience.
Turk added JC3 collaborates with the Office of Intelligence and Counter Intelligence and that the department finances the cyber hub using a working capital fund.