DOD cyber training aims to prevent future data spills

Northrop, McAfee to assist cyber pros with Host Based Security System

The Defense Department has hired Northrop Grumman and McAfee for $190 million to train DOD cybersecurity professionals on using the department's networkwide threat detector, Aliya Sternstein reports in Nextgov.

The program, the Host Based Security System, currently is shielding classified and unclassified Defense networks from WikiLeaks-like data spills, the story added.

DOD officials said they configured the tool to prohibit the use of CDs and other removable storage devices on the military's classified network and the deal, overseen by the Defense Information Systems Agency, will supply help desk staff and infrastructure support personnel, the article said.

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