DHS wants $233.6 million to deploy Einstein 3 system

March 9, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire
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The Department of Homeland Security is seeking $233.6 million in FY 2012 funding for deployment of Einstein 3, the latest generation of the network intrusion detection and prevention system for the federal government.

Einstein 3, which was developed by the National Security Agency, would automate the response to unauthorized access to government networks. In addition, Einstein 3 expands information sharing by the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), enabling automation of the US-CERT alert process.

DHS is also seeking $40.9 million in FY 2012 to conduct 66 federal network security assessments to improve cybersecurity across the federal government, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano told the House Committee on Homeland Security last week.

The department also wants $24.5 million to provide virtual cybersecurity education and training to develop a workforce that is able to protect against and respond to national cybersecurity threats.

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