Jeh Johnson: DHS Cyber Threat Mitigation Platform Covers 93% of Executive Branch Civilian Workforce

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Jeh Johnson
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The Department of Homeland Security continues to provide its cyber threat mitigation platform to all civilian cabinet-level departments and 45 federal department and agencies that represent 93 percent of the executive branch’s civilian workforce.

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson wrote in a blog post published Wednesday DHS continues to work with remaining department and agencies that have not yet employed the Einstein 3A platform and other cybersecurity protection systems.

The report noted that the platform has been deployed on networks of agencies such as the Commerce Department, Energy Department, DHS, Interior Department, Justice Department, Labor Department, State Department, Department of Veterans Affairs and the Office of Personnel Management.

“We have worked aggressively to enhance the cyber security of federal civilian executive branch networks,” said Johnson.

Johnson added E3A has blocked more than 1 million potential cyber threats on covered networks and the platform will also look to serve as a basis for future technology designed to disrupt potential cyber attackers.