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DOJ Passes DHS-led Cybersecurity Assessment; Kenneth Bible Quoted

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The Department of Justice's (DOJ) Security Operations Center (JSOC) has passed an assessment conducted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

DHS said Thursday that its Cybersecurity Service Provider delivered the assessment with staff from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The assessment screened the Justice SOC across multiple assessment areas, such as threat response, malware security, vulnerability management and threat intelligence analytics.

JSOC exceeded standards in 35 of 40 assessment areas, and is now certified as a CSP Center of Excellence. The assessment also marks DHS CSP's first evaluation of a non-DHS federal component.

“The success of the DHS CSP program and the partnership between DHS and DOJ has shown that despite very different missions and compositions, DHS and other federal agencies can collaborate from a mature and common framework to effectively enhance our national cybersecurity posture,” said Kenneth Bible, the chief information security officer at DHS.

JSOC offers security operations services to help agencies respond to cyber incidents, gather threat intelligence and monitor networks.