The Department of Homeland Security has launched a system to protect sensitive communications equipment from cyber attacks.
The Homeland Security Department said it was developing the Cyber Protection System (CPSS) as part of a $1.8 billion initiative to ensure that sensitive communications systems are secure against cyber threats.
“The CPSS will improve the cybersecurity of the U.S. Department of State, its intelligence agencies, and the U,S.
military,” said DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson in a statement.
“This innovative, state-of-the-art cybersecurity tool will help ensure the integrity and safety of the communications systems that we use to conduct our foreign relations and national security missions.”
CPSS aims to address the need for the Department of Defense to establish an electronic communication security posture, as well as to improve security in other critical infrastructure, including power plants, airports, and water and wastewater treatment plants.
It will also help secure the communications networks of the Department, which rely on a wide range of information sharing systems.
The CPSS is expected to be deployed to more than 80,000 systems.
“As we develop our new Cyber Security Strategy, we will continue to work to ensure the security of the information systems that support our mission and our relationships around the world,” said Secretary Johnson.
“We look forward to working with our security partners, federal and state, to create an effective cyber security posture that will protect U.s. interests and our partners’ operations.”