Senators want to give DHS new cybercom – like powers to thwart civilian agency attacks

Senators want to give DHS new cybercom – like powers to thwart civilian agency attacks

Senators from both parties are pushing to position the Department of Homeland Security as the U.S. Cyber Command of the civilian government, after many agencies refused to fall into line on information security last year.

Following the largest known hack of U.S. federal employee information, a bipartisan group of six lawmakers believes there is now enough momentum to grant DHS power over government networks.

Just as CYBERCOM monitors and blocks threats to the military network, DHS, under proposed legislation, would scan for and repel attacks against the dot-gov domain…. read more here. 

 

Source: Nextgov