Stephen Warren, chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has said that VA saw a decline in number of malicious attempts to access the agency’s network over the past two months, Federal News Radio reported Friday.
Jared Serbu writes Warren attributed the decrease to VA’s use of Einstein 3A intrusion detection system.
The Department of Homeland Security built the platform to allow other agencies to share cybersecurity threat indicators with DHS.
“Every time one agency sees a probe on either the classified or unclassified side, it’s not only spotted, but the protections against future attacks apply to us all,” Warren was quoted as saying.
“It’s a tremendous multiplier of all of our capabilities.”
Serbu reports that VA has also tightened restrictions on employees’ Internet access and partnered with a contractor to filter online searches.