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DHS wants $233.6 million to deploy Einstein 3 system

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.

In addition, DHS is asking for an $18 million increase for the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative to support research and development projects to strengthen US cybersecurity.

“Today's threat picture features an adversary who evolves and adapts quickly and who is determined to strike us here at home – from the aviation system and the global supply chain to surface transportation systems, critical infrastructure, and cyber networks”, Napolitano warned the House panel.

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