Securing Federal Networks: National Cybersecurity Protection System

National Cybersecurity Protection System

One of CISA's missions is to improve the cybersecurity posture of the Federal Civilian Executive Branch (FCEB) and other partners by facilitating the integration of various cybersecurity technologies, products, and services. To meet that mission need, CISA designs, develops, deploys, and sustains the National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS), which provides capabilities that combat and mitigate cyber threats to FCEB information and networks.

NCPS is an integrated system-of-systems that delivers a range of capabilities, such as intrusion detection, analytics, information sharing, and intrusion prevention. These capabilities provide a technological foundation that enables CISA to secure and defend the FCEB IT infrastructure against advanced cyber threats. NCPS advances CISA's responsibilities as delineated in the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative.

One of CISA's key technologies within NCPS is EINSTEIN. The goal of the NCPS EINSTEIN set of capabilities is to provide the federal government with an early warning system, improved situational awareness of intrusion threats to FCEB networks, near real-time identification of malicious cyber activity, and prevention of that malicious cyber activity.