DHS must improve information sharing about cyberthreats, Rep. Ruppersberger says

In particular, the Maryland Democrat is warning of the dangers posed by nation-state hacking tools.
Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger speaks June 15, 2017 at the Digital Nation Summit sponsored by SAP and presented by FedScoop. (FedScoop)

Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger is calling on the Department of Homeland Security to improve its cyberthreat information-sharing program as it prepares a new cybersecurity strategy for federal networks.

In particular, the Maryland Democrat is warning of the dangers posed by nation-state hacking tools in a report released Monday.

Talk of making cyberthreat sharing real-time and robust has “gone on far too long,” and U.S. networks “can no longer rely solely on reactive, indicator-based sharing programs” to defend against hacking, states the report to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security. Ruppersberger is a member of the Appropriations Committee’s subcommittees on defense and foreign operations.

Sean Lyngaas of CyberScoop has more on Ruppersberger’s report and DHS’s efforts to prepare a cybersecurity strategy.

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