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DHS Partners with Industry to Offer State, Local Gov’ts Cybersecurity Aid

September 2, 2020

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The US Department of Homeland Security has funded a year-long project to make state and local government networks and systems more difficult to hack and, at the same time, give federal authorities more insight into how the nation's smaller governments are being attacked.

This initiative is called the Malicious Domain Block and Reporting (MDBR) service and is the result of a partnership among the DHS's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Center for Internet Security (CIS), and Akamai. It currently serves 346 of the approximately 40,000 state, local, tribal, or territorial (SLTT) governments in the United States.