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DHS to Unveil 'Einstein' Cyber Program Version 3

DHS to Unveil 'Einstein' Cyber Program Version 3 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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The Department of Homeland Security appears to be ready for a rollout of version three of its Einstein intrusion prevention cybersecurity software, Federal News Radio reports.

Einstein 3 “will draw on commercial technology and specialized government technology to conduct real-time full packet inspection and threat-based decision-making on network traffic entering or leaving these executive branch networks,” according to a DHS assessment from March 2010.

“The goal of Einstein 3 is to identify and characterize malicious network traffic to enhance cybersecurity analysis, situational awareness and security response. It will have the ability to automatically detect and respond appropriately to cyber threats before harm is done, providing an intrusion prevention system supporting dynamic defense.”

Einstein, developed by the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, was originally released in 2004 and was voluntary until 2008. DHS was in the final stages of deploying Einstein 2 in January, according to a Jan. 28 Federal News Radio story.

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Written by Ross Wilkers

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