DHS Contract Aims To Make Sharing Cyber Threat Data Easier …

The Homeland Security Department wants to make it easier for cybersecurity researchers around the world to track down the information they need to solve emerging threats.

The DHS Science and Technology Directorate awarded California-based tech firm Inferlink a $750,000 contract to build advanced search functions into one of the agency’s key cyber research databases. Researchers from government, academia and the private sector use the Information Marketplace for Policy and Analysis of Cyber-risk Trust portal to share resources and work together to solve the latest online security issues.

“Ensuring researchers have the most relevant information and data will greatly strengthen their ability to pinpoint emerging cybersecurity issues and speed development of new solutions,” said Douglas Maughan, director of ST’s cybersecurity division, in a statement. “With an enhanced search function, IMPACT will deliver to these researchers more relevant data and timely informational resources they can use to make key decisions in

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