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Statement By Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas On The Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center

Release Date: 
January 7, 2016

For Immediate Release
DHS Press Office
Contact: 202-282-8010

We welcome Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper’s announcement today establishing the leadership of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC).

Cybersecurity is a top priority for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Obama Administration, and the CTIIC is vital because the foreign cyber threats we face as a Nation are increasing in volume and sophistication. The CTIIC will help DHS better understand various cyber threats and provide targeted intelligence community support to the Department’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), which will in turn enable us to share more actionable and timely information with the private sector. The NCCIC helps private sector and government entities better defend themselves against cyber threats by sharing information, encouraging the adoption of best practices, and responding to cyber incidents.

This partnership between the NCCIC and CTIIC is critical in our Nation’s efforts to protect our networks and enhance cybersecurity. This is another important step for ensuring a whole-of-government approach to cybersecurity, and one that will ultimately benefit the American people and businesses alike.

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Last Published Date: January 7, 2016
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