DHS CISA Information Sharing and Analysis Centers could lose significant funding

“Three Senate Democrats are concerned that the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber unit won’t provide adequate funding to an information sharing program with less than one year until the 2020 presidential election.”

“In a letter addressed to Chris Krebs, the director of DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the organization tasked with protecting critical infrastructure from cyberattacks, the senators wrote that they were “dismayed” by a 70 percent cut in the DHS proposed budget to two information sharing and analysis centers or ISACs.”

“The cuts are directed at the Center of Internet Security, which runs the Multi-State ISAC and was asked to run the Election Infrastructure-ISAC. According to a press release from Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., the proposed budget for fiscal year 2020 would cut funding for the center to $10.4 million from $15 million.”

“The centers provide partners with threat intelligence, best practices and tools to help protect potentially vulnerable systems. They are made up of…” Read the full article here.

Source: Information sharing is critical. So will DHS fund it in 2020? – By Andrew Eversden, November 19, 2019. Fifth Domain.

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