New Cyber Defense Feed Protects Government Systems in Live Trial Across Four States

December 4, 2020


A new automated data feed that helps defend state and local government computer systems from cyberattacks and rapidly blocks threats across state lines reduced cyber defense time from some three days to less than three minutes in a successful pilot program across four states.

Under the live pilot on active government systems, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Texas, the state of Arizona and Maricopa County, Arizona, together with the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), effectively flagged indicators of a cyberattack and rapidly blocked traffic to and from threatening IP addresses, domains and files across the shared network markedly faster than current manual processes.