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Apr
20

Hirono Applauds South Korea’s Addition to DHS Cybersecurity Program

From: Maui Now

Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai‘i) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) applauded the Department of Homeland Security’s inclusion of the Korea Internet and Security Agency, South Korea’s lead cybersecurity agency, in its Automated Indicator Sharing system that enables the exchange of cyber threat indicators between international, federal, state, local, and private sector entities at machine speed.

Threat indicators are pieces of information like malicious IP addresses or the sender address of a phishing email. In November 2017 Hirono and Gardner led a letter to then-acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke expressing support for increased cybersecurity cooperation with South Korea given the shared cyber threat from North Korea and urging DHS to expedite its participation in the AIS system which Japan joined last year.

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