DHS Reports Increase in Use of Einstein Cyber Technology

January 12, 2017–Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said late yesterday that deployments of the agency’s Einstein 3 Accelerated (E3A) network security protection technologies rose in late 2016 to cover 93% of the executive branch’s civilian workforce by the end of the year, including coverage of all civilian cabinet-level departments and a total of 45 federal departments and agencies.

Mr. Johnson has previously set a goal of to have all civilian departments and agencies using “at least some aspects of E3A” for network protection by the end of 2016.

“DHS is working with the remaining departments and agencies to employ E3A protections on their networks within a short period of time,” he said, adding that he was encouraging “these few remaining departments and agencies to work with us to deploy E3A and other cybersecurity protections across their networks as soon as possible.” – John Curran, john.curran@wolterskluwer.com

Courtesy TRDaily