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HHS boosting cybersecurity

The Department of Health and Human Services has expanded its contract with iDefense Inc. to provide cyberthreat intelligence to the entire department. Reston, Va.-based iDefense will help the department protect its computers, networks and Internet functions with the company’s iAlert intelligence service. The service will provide intelligence reports to keep HHS officials aware of possible risks. The company delivers the intelligence reports via e-mail, a secure Web interface and wireless devices. “The Department of Health and Human Services is setting the standard for proactive defense by uniformly equipping all of its agencies with the capability to quickly deploy countermeasures against emerging threats before they can cause any damage,” iDefense vice president of intelligence operations John Frazzini said in a statement. Full Story

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