USDA plans security tech upgrade
Agency eyes integrated security tools
- By David Hubler
- Sep 28, 2010
The Agriculture Department wants to improve its cybersecurity posture with an integrated suite of security software tools and the underlying infrastructure that supports them. The agency, with contractor support from Unisys, wants the ability to monitor and secure the infrastructure and data for the department’s 29 component agencies.
Working with leading security tool vendors, Unisys will design, install, integrate and deploy solutions for intrusion detection, data loss prevention, network traffic analysis, malware detection, Secure Sockets Layer decryption, packet analysis and other functions, according to an announcement from the company..
The project will result in a virtual Agriculture Security Operations Center to give USDA real-time insight into the daily activities of tracking, monitoring, reporting and responding to detected security incidents.
David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.