Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano and Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm announced a first-of-its-kind federal-state cybersecurity partnership—deploying the federally-developed cybersecurity technology EINSTEIN 1 to Michigan’s cyber networks.
EINSTEIN 1 technology automates the collection and analysis of computer network security information from participating agency and government networks to help analysts identify and combat malicious cyber activity that may threaten government network systems, data protection, and communications infrastructure.
As part of the partnership with Michigan, DHS’ U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) will identify possible abnormal activities on Michigan’s networks and address threats to critical cyber infrastructure—strengthening defenses against cyber attacks and the overall resiliency of Michigan’s networks and cyber resources.