Oki Mek: Collecting Logs Could Help HHS Advance Cybersecurity Effort

The Department of Health and Human Services is expected to automate its use of the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program to better detect cyber threats within its network, Fifth Domain reported Thursday.

Oki Mek, a senior adviser to HHS Chief Information Officer Jose Arrieta, said he intends to use automation and blockchain technology to gather logs in an effort to “go down deep” within the department’s network. “Once you have that log, you could be more proactive about cybersecurity,” he added.

Mek said the availability of logs could help HHS carry out threat hunting, profiling and reconnaissance as well as analyze user behavior to identify patterns and discover anomalies.

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