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DHS official: DDoS attack triggered use of new cyber-response 'schema'

By Rick Weber / October 26, 2016

GAITHERSBURG, MD. Last week's distributed denial of service attack that temporarily shut down social media sites triggered use of the Department of Homeland Security's new “schema” for identifying and evaluating a cyber incident in order to determine the federal government's response, according to a DHS official.

Bridgette Walsh, DHS deputy director for cyber exercises, answered “yes” when asked today by a security and privacy advisory board as to whether the new schema was used, adding that “we've been using it...

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