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John Felker: DHS’ NCCIC Adopts Automated Indicator Sharing Tool for Cyber Defense

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John Felker
John Felker

The Department of Homeland Security’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center has begun to adopt new automation cyber platforms that work to help identify data at risk for cyber attacks and protect networks from hackers, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday.

David Thornton writes John Felker, NCCIC director, said that one of those platforms is the automated indicator sharing tool.

“The idea with AIS is when we come across something we think is an indicator of compromise that we have assessed is worth sharing, it gets plugged into the system and shared automatically on a machine-to-machine basis,” Felker told the station.

“And those indicators can come from anywhere we’re connected to, and those indicators can provide potential actions for cyber defenders to take to defend their network.”

He noted that there are approximately 140 partners in both private and public sectors that adopt AIS via the Einstein program and continuous diagnostics and mitigation efforts as well as share cyber data to create a database of threat actors and indicators for cyber defense personnel, the report added.

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