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The Patch Factory: Global Infrastructure for Managing Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

The Patch Factory: Global Infrastructure for Managing Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

The Department of Homeland Security strives every day to help federal agencies, state, local, territorial and tribal governments, and critical infrastructure asset owners and operators raise the baseline of cybersecurity. With the continuous growth of connected systems and rapid technology evolution, cyber vulnerabilities are being discovered in more devices and systems than ever before.

Written testimony of NPPD for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity & IP, and House Oversight & Government Reform Subcommittee on Information Security hearing titled “CDM: Government Perspectives on Security and Modernization”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS ) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Office of Cybersecurity and Communications Network Security Deployment Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation Program Manager Kevin Cox addresses the state of federal cybersecurity, and DHS’ critical role in safeguarding and securing cyberspace.

Update Your System Now to Protect Yourself Against Known Cyber Vulnerabilities

The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) is aware of a set of security vulnerabilities—known as Meltdown and Spectre—that affect modern computer processors. While we are not aware of any active exploitation at this time, these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to obtain access to sensitive information.  Patching your operating system is the best way to protect yourself form these vulnerabilities.

Written testimony of NPPD for a Senate Committee on Armed Services hearing titled “Roles and Responsibilities for Defending the Nation from Cyber Attack”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Programs and Protection Directorate (NPPD) Senior Official Performing the Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary Christopher  Krebs addresses the critical role DHS serves in safeguarding and securing cyberspace in support of protecting federal networks and the nation’s critical infrastructure.

National Cyber Incident Response Plan Now Available For Public Comment

Over the last seven years, our nation has experienced increasingly severe and significant cyber incidents affecting both the private sector and Federal Government. The U.S. government’s experience responding to cyber incidents such as those that affected Sony Pictures Entertainment and the Office of Personnel Management has taught us valuable lessons and highlighted areas of growth.


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