The SEC’s “super-computers” are getting bigger, with more than 100 of them now being deployed to protect firms from cyberattacks.
The agencies’ supercomputers, known as the Strategic Network Analysis Systems (SNAS), have grown from 30 in the early 1990s to more than 1,000 today.
The agencies are also expanding their cyber-security programs to include cyber-attacks, with the Federal Bureau of Investigation now spending $200 million to train cybersecurity professionals to help companies detect and respond to cyberattacks, according to The Wall Street Journal.
And the SEC is also increasing its efforts to keep up with cyberthreats by launching a cybersecurity training program that will be open to the public this fall.
The SEC also announced that the agency has set aside $5 million for a cybersecurity-training program to help businesses and individuals better protect themselves from cyber attacks.
In addition to the SEC, other federal agencies that have deployed SNAS include the Federal Reserve, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Trade Commission, Department the Department of Justice, Department Labor, and the Department at Large.
The FBI, the Department for Veterans Affairs, the Office of Management and Budget, and Veterans Affairs Medical Services are also all using SNAS.
“The SEC’s mission is to protect investors, consumers and other members of the American public from the risks of cybercrime,” SEC Commissioner Daniel Tarullo said in a statement.
“This deployment and program of training are critical steps in helping our cyber-threats detection and response teams become more effective and effective in protecting investors, businesses and consumers from cyber threats.”
The SEC is already making its investments in SNAS available to the general public, with an online tool that helps firms determine if a SNAS deployment is necessary and the agency’s Cyber-Forecasting Center, where analysts can compare SNAS deployments and compare them to the threat they have been prepared to handle.