Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has indicated that the newÂ Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center will work to integrate the intelligence community’s cybersecurity reporting efforts rather thanÂ counter all threats, The Hill reported Monday.
Cory Bennett writes that Clapper formed CTIICÂ under instruction from President Barack Obama as the government seeks to address concerns about U.S. cyber defenses amid data breaches and hacking incidents affectingÂ both the private and public sectors.
“I think we can make some value-added contributions,” Clapper, an inductee into ExecutiveÂ Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2015, said during a recent session with theÂ Council on Foreign Relations.
The report said CTIIC will oversee the dissemination of information on threat indicators using the lowest data classification and assess cyber incidents for connections or patterns in lineÂ with policies on privacy and civil liberties.
It will also support the mission or operations of the National Security Council, the Cyber Response Group, the Department of Homeland Security‘sÂ National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, U.S. Cyber CommandÂ and theÂ National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force, JohnsonÂ writes.
The report noted that the DNI’s authorization to formÂ intelligence centers falls under theÂ 2004 Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act.