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DHS Proposes New Radar Tool to Inform Federal Agencies of Cybersecurity Threats

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The Department of Homeland Security is developing a system that will alert federal agencies of cybersecurity risks and recommend resources to respond to attacks, MeriTalk reported Wednesday.

Mark Kneidinger, director of the Federal Network Resilience division of DHS’ Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, said during a Splunk-hosted cybersecurity event that the “risk radar” will inform agency executives of daily cyberhacking activity and threats above the operational level.

He added that the radar tool will integrate information from various government-wide data collection programs such as the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation initiative and Federal Information Security Modernization Act law.

CS&C has appointed a risk management team of up to 20 federal agencies to standardize elements of the radar.

DHS intends the radar tool to help streamline the cyber attack response process as most threat investigations get mixed up when they move across agencies.

The department expects the radar tool to be unveiled in the second quarter of 2019.