Einstein program

  • Initial IT policy goals come out in ‘skinny’ 2020 budget request

    The Trump administration is asking for 2020 funding for IT modernization at both for governmentwide and specific agency needs.

  • Cyber gushes from 2019 spending bill, if you know where to drill

    The fiscal 2019 spending bill increases funding for the continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program by more than $37 million.

  • OMB loosening the reins on major cyber programs for 2019

    The Office of Management and Budget released the 2019 Federal Information Security Management Act guidance giving agencies more options to meet the intent of the CDM program.

  • Agencies faced 14 percent more cyber incidents last year, but security is improving

    OMB’s 2017 FISMA report to Congress highlighted several areas where agencies have improved the security of their data and networks.

  • 5 ways the 2018 omnibus promotes IT modernization, cybersecurity

    The fiscal 2018 omnibus spending bill signed into law on Friday provides additional money through two other governmentwide funds.

  • DHS’ automated cyber threat sharing system is ready for business

    DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said his department launched an automated, near-real-time sharing system Oct. 31.

  • Sen. Tom Carper: Agencies need the help of Einstein to prevent cyber breaches

    The Office of Personnel Management cyber breaches are pushing the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to encourage agencies to move to the Einstein program. That program is billed as a way to uncover intrusions. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, is working on the bill along with the chairman of the Committee, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.). Carper tells In Depth with Francis Rose why he and Senator Johnson think the bill is necessary and what they want it to accomplish.

  • Cyber attack against OPM was 1 of 9 DHS recently discovered targeting ‘bulk PII’

    The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team released in May an analysis report detailing nine incidents between July 2014 and May 2015 where hackers stole what they call ”bulk personally identifiable information (PII)” from public and private sector organizations. Secretary Jeh Johnson issued the first-ever Binding Operational Directive to agencies in May, mandating they fix all ‘critical vulnerabilities’ in 30 days.

  • DHS says cyber initiatives healthy and growing

    Andy Ozment, assistant secretary of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications in DHS, said the CDM, Einstein and Enhance Cybersecurity Services programs are on the upswing in terms of impact and number of users. Ozment said there are no delays with CDM, and the Einstein intrusion detection and prevention software covers 25 percent of all federal employees.