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Red tape delayed federal network fixes to Heartbleed vulnerability by several days

DHS says it found out about the Heartbleed vulnerability at the same time everyone else did. But unlike most other organizations, it had to wade through layers of legal negotiations before it could help federal agencies fix the cyber vulnerability in their own systems.

Tags: DHS , Technology , Jared Serbu , Heartbleed , Cybersecurity , Secret Service , CenturyLink , Senate Appropriations Committee , William Noonan , Phyllis Schneck , David Mahon

Friday - 05/09/2014, 03:47am EDT

DHS continuous monitoring program faces legislative, budget challenges

Suzanne Spaulding, the nominee to be the deputy undersecretary of the National Protection and Programs Directorate, told Senate lawmakers DHS had to reduce the number of federal devices that will be covered by the CDM program because of budget shortfalls.

Tags: Technology , DHS , Suzanne Spaulding , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Cybersecurity , continuous monitoring , FISMA , Congress , Cyber Workforce , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/20/2013, 07:34pm EDT

DHS gears up to unleash Einstein 3 to better secure federal networks

Brendan Goode, the director of network security deployment in the National Protection and Programs Directorate in DHS, said 15 out of the initial 23 agencies expected to implement Einstein 3 have signed memorandums of agreements with the department. E3A will use both unclassified and classified indicators to understand risks and vulnerabilities of federal networks.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , Brendan Goode , DHS , Networx , MTIPS , ISPs , Jason Miller

Monday - 07/22/2013, 12:25pm EDT

House Homeland Security bill denies civilian pay raise

The White House has threatened to veto a House bill providing funding for the Homeland Security Department, taking issue with many of the bill's provisions, including a denial of a civilian pay raise. The committee bill also doesn't include any new funding for the agency's data-center consolidation efforts or construction for its new headquarters.

Tags: House , Congress , budget , House Appropriations Committee , DHS , pay and benefits , pay freeze , Cybersecurity , St. Elizabeth

Wednesday - 06/06/2012, 08:40pm EDT

Justice reaffirms position that the Einstein system is legal

DoJ opinion states the intrusion detection application does not violate Fourth Amendment rights or several other federal and state laws. Department's view follows Bush administration position.

Tags: Technology , David Barron , DHS , Justice , US CERT , Cybersecurity , privacy

Tuesday - 09/22/2009, 02:08pm EDT

OMB wants updated TIC plans by Sept. 25

Agencies must tell DHS, OMB how they will meet reduce the number of Internet connections they run. Some departments also have to estimate cost to meet TIC through Networx contract by Sept. 30.

Tags: Technology , Vivek Kundra , OMB , GSA , DHS , Cybersecurity , Trusted Internet connection , Networx ,

Monday - 09/21/2009, 03:57pm EDT

Justice, NSC lead review of cyber laws

An interagency working group is trying to decide whether the administration should submit a proposal to Congress to update several laws. The White House's cyberspace review recommended legislative updates to address shortcomings in the current statutes. Justice also reviewed the Einstein 3 program even as DHS still is testing it.

Tags: Technology , James Baker , Phil Reitinger , Sheldon Whitehouse , Justice , DHS , Senate Judiciary Committee , Center for Democracy and Technology , Cybersecurity , national incident response plan

Wednesday - 11/18/2009, 07:12am EST

Napolitano: Einstein 3 coming in 2011

DHS is in the final stages of deploying version 2 of Einstein across the government, and already is making plans for version 3.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Janet Napolitano , DHS , Technology , management , Peter King , Bennie Thompson , House Homeland Security Committee , George Washington University , Cybersecurity , TWIC , terrorism alert system , Supply chain security , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/28/2011, 02:44pm EST

DHS readies new tools to combat cyber attacks

Secretary Janet Napolitano said the Einstein 3 software will be deployed across the government to detect and disrupt malicious cyber activity. Cybersecurity among the hot topics Napolitano highlighted during her State of Homeland Security address.

Tags: Technology , management , Janet Napolitano , DHS , Peter King , Bennie Thompson , House Homeland Security Committee , George Washington University , Cybersecurity , TWIC , terrorism alert system , Supply chain security , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/28/2011, 07:04am EST

DHS sketching future of Einstein cyber tools

The National Cybersecurity Protection System is testing software and hardware from the Defense Department and industry to figure out how to expand the Einstein toolset. DHS reports that 13 of 19 major agencies already have installed Einstein 2. The department also is planning to hold an industry day for a classified cyber RFI.

Tags: Technology , Nicole Dean , DHS , DoD , Cybersecurity , intrusion detection , intrusion protection , TIC , MTIPS , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/09/2010, 07:20am EDT
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