IG: Justice cyber operations slow to report incidents, lacking critical info

September 29, 2011
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The Justice Department takes too long to report cyber incidents and does not have cyber incident reports from all of its departments, according to an Office of the Inspector General report.

The Justice Security Operations Center (JSOC), established in 2007, monitors DoJ’s IT systems for cyber threats. JSOC coordinates with the Homeland Security Department’s U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) to defend against cyber attacks.

JSOC policy “allows more time—potentially up to twice as long—for reporting incidents to US-CERT than US-CERT advises,” said Jay Lerner, senior counsel at the DoJ OIG, in a statement.

via Federal News Radio, continued here.