Jeh Johnson: DHS On Track to Meet Congressional Cyber Tools Installation Deadline

Jeh Johnson
Jeh Johnson

Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has said that DHS is on track to meet the Dec. 18 congressional deadline for the deployment of Einstein 3A cyber platforms at all U.S. civilian agencies, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday.

Nicole Ogrysko writes Johnson said during his keynote address at the Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council meeting in Arlington, Virginia, that approximately 36 states have asked DHS to help perform vulnerability assessments on their election systems in preparation for the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 8.

He also cited the department’s efforts to urge Congress to authorize the realignment of the National Protection and Programs Directorate in an effort to recognize cyber professionals as their own operational component within DHS, Ogrysko reports.

“We believe that there should be a close alignment between cybersecurity and infrastructure protection,” Johnson said, according to the report.

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