The Department of Homeland Security’s Privacy Office announced the release of two reports concerning cybersecurity:
The Privacy Office works closely with the Office of Cybersecurity & Communications (CS&C), and, within CS&C, the National Cybersecurity Division and the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), to integrate privacy protections into the Department’s cybersecurity activities. The following resources provide background on these efforts:
- White Paper on Computer Network Security & Privacy Protection. February 19, 2010 (PDF, 11 pages – 114 KB). Provides an overview of the Department’s cybersecurity responsibilities, the role of the EINSTEIN system in implementing those responsibilities, and the integrated privacy protections.
- EINSTEIN 1 PIA Update. February 19, 2010 (PDF, 12 pages – 194 KB) DHS and the State of Michigan (“Michigan”) plan to engage in a 12-month proof of concept to determine the benefits and issues presented by deploying the EINSTEIN 1 capability to Michigan government networks managed by the Michigan Department of Information Technology (MDIT). This PIA updates the previous EINSTEIN PIAs listed below in one narrow aspect: the use of EINSTEIN 1 technology in a proof of concept with Michigan.