ABSTRACT

Privacy Impact Assessment for EINSTEIN 2   [open pdf - 391KB]

"This is the Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for an updated version of the EINSTEIN System. EINSTEIN is a computer network intrusion detection system (IDS) used to help protect federal executive agency information technology (IT) enterprises. Pursuant to Section 208 of the E‐Government Act of 2002 (Public Law 107‐347, 44 U.S.C. § 3501, note), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) must provide this publicly available PIA prior to initiating a new collection of information that uses information technology to collect, maintain or disseminate information that is in an identifiable form or collects identifiable information through the use of information technology. The original PIA for EINSTEIN 1, dated September 2004, explained that EINSTEIN 1 analyzes network flow information from participating federal executive government agencies and provides a high‐level perspective from which to observe potential malicious activity in computer network traffic of participating agencies' computer networks."

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Date:
2008-05-19
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Public Domain
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Department of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/
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