Homeland Security Cyber ‘Hunt’ Teams Are Coming to Help

Congress codified the role of Department of Homeland Security cybersecurity professionals designated for hunting for and responding to cybersecurity threats as part of a larger spending bill that passed the Senate Dec. 19.

The bills were passed by the House earlier in the week and is expected to be signed by President Donald Trump with just one day to spare before government funding runs dry.

Tucked inside the domestic spending minibus is the “DHS Cyber Hunt and Incident Response Teams Act of 2019,” legislation that some members of Congress have been trying to push through for years. Under the legislation, DHS’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, or NCCIC (pronounced N-Kick), must maintain cyber hunt and incident response teams to assist both public and private sector entities with their cybersecurity upon request.

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