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Report: DHS Supplies Real-Time Cyber Threat Intell to 88% of Federal Agencies

cyberThe Department of Homeland Security offers cyber threat intelligence in real time to 88 percent of federal civilian agencies, Nextgov reported Friday.

Joseph Marks writes this accounts for a rise in the number of agencies that run the Einstein 3 Accelerated threat detection system from 50 percent in January and 20 percent from a year ago.

Congress requires full participation from all agencies by mid-December under the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, according to the report.

The threat prevention system is hosted within an agency’s internet service provider and is currently live at three ISPs, according to Nextgov.

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