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DHS Cybersecurity Center Promotes Information Sharing




DHS Cybersecurity Center Promotes Information Sharing
DHS Cybersecurity Center Promotes Information Sharing



http://www.informationweek.com/news/government/security/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=228300460 

By Elizabeth Montalbano 
InformationWeek
November 23, 2010

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has launched a new 
cybersecurity center aimed at communicating more efficiently with state 
and local governments about potential cybersecurity threats to critical 
U.S. infrastructure.

The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) Cyber 
Security Operations Center is a 24-hour watch and warning facility aimed 
at giving government officials at the state and local levels better 
situational awareness about cybersecurity incidents, according to the 
DHS.

The goal of the new facility is to provide state and local governments 
with the same critical cyber risk, vulnerability and mitigation data 
that the federal government is privy to, according to the DHS.

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) 
-- the cyber incident response hub led by the DHS -- will coordinate 
information for the MS-ISAC Operations Center. The MS-ISAC itself is a 
way for state and local governments to work together to enhance 
cyber-threat prevention, protection, and response and recovery.

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