DISA adds threat intelligence tools to its cybersecurity toolkit

The Defense Information Systems Agency has added two software tools to its cybersecurity arsenal that will give it early warnings about potential attacks and recommend ways to respond.

DISA's Computer Emergency Response Team will use Symantec DeepSight Threat Management System and Symantec DeepSight Alert Services to get threat and vulnerability intelligence reports.

DISA contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. awarded the three-year contract. The company would not release the value.

The DeepSight Threat application creates custom intelligence updates by aggregating attack data from 19,000 sensors in more than 180 countries, according to the company. DeepSight Alert tracks vulnerabilities in 13,000 versions of 3,200 products and will send alerts to DISA via e-mail, fax and voice communication.

'Incorporating worldwide attack intelligence and vulnerability discoveries into ongoing infrastructure protection effectively manages risks posed by novel and sophisticated threats,' said Mark J. Bogart, chief of contracts for DISA's National Capital Region, in a statement.

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