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John Hickey: DISA Aims to Detect Network Threats Via Identity Mgmt, Cyber Protection Teams

cybersecurityJohn Hickey, cyber development director at the Defense Information Systems Agency, has said DISA relies on cyber protection teams, identity management and integrated security to help detect and protect the agency’s information networks from cyber threats.

Hickey said that DISA collaborates with the Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Networks to provide training to CPTs, DISA said Wednesday.

He told Federal Computer Week Security Summit attendees in Washington that CPTs under DISA undergo training on the Joint Regional Security Stacks, cyber situational awareness and big data platforms, as well as immersion training through deployments and exercises.

Hickey also cited the need to deploy the JRSS system, which aims to provide DISA visibility into all network endpoints, and to partner with industry in order to facilitate the integration of security with the cyber environment.

He also mentioned DISA’s programs that work to protect the agency’s networks from unauthorized access and insider threats, such as the Public Key Infrastructure as well as form-factor and derived-credentials programs for tablet computers and other mobile devices.

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