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

Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger speaks June 15, 2017 at the Digital Nation Summit sponsored by SAP and presented by FedScoop. (FedScoop)

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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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