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DHS EINSTEIN firewall fails to detect 94% of threats, doesn't monitor web traffic

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Feb 4, 2016.

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    When you think “Einstein” then something along the lines of smart probably comes to mind, but DHS’s $6 billion dollar EINSTEIN intrusion detection system is closer to dumb than smart as the firewall fails to scan for 94% of common security vulnerabilities; it doesn’t even monitor web traffic for malicious content! That is supposed to be coming in 2016, with wireless network protection coming in 2018.

    The newest failings of EINSTEIN, aka the National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS), came after an audit and are highlighted in a harsh U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report (pdf) which outlines a plethora of changes that need to be implemented.

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