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DHS to Deploy ‘Einstein 3’ Cyber Protection Tool; Brendan Goode Comments

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US department of homeland securityThe Department of Homeland Security has finished testing a network intrusion prevention system and is gearing up for the technology’s government-wide adoption, Federal News Radio reported Monday.

Jason Miller writes Brendan Goode, DHS director of network security deployment, said 15 agencies have signed a memorandum of agreement to implement Einstein 3.

“The next set of activities that we have to do is the actual engineering to provision over those services, and we are actively engaged with several to do that,” Goode told the station.

Goode also told the station Einstein 3 works to identify malicious traffic in government networks and protect infrastructure from cyber vulnerabilities.

He added DHS used the General Services Administration‘s Networx contract vehicle to find Internet service providers for the initiative.

Federal News Radio reports DHS deployed the tool’s predecessor, Einstein 2, in 2008 as part of the government’s Trusted Internet Connections effort.

Goode said unlike E3A, Einstein 2 uses only unclassified cyber threat indicators.

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