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Jeh Johnson: ‘Einstein’ Program Reauthorization Needed for Federal Cyber Defense

Jeh Johnson
Jeh Johnson

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has urged Congress to authorize the Einstein cyber intrusion and prevention program and also remove what he views as legal barriers remain in the program’s deployment, Nextgov reported Wednesday.

Mohana Ravindranath writes DHS plans to deploy the Einstein 3A platform to all federal civilian agencies by the end of the year.

In a speech to the Center for Strategic and International Studies Wednesday, Johnson said he also intends to pick an organization to develop public and private sector information sharing standards as part of efforts to build up information sharing and analysis groups, according to Nextgov.

Johnson added that the DHS is set to open a new cyber threat intelligence integration center that will be tasked to send real-time threat data to DHS’ National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, according to the report.

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