Inside DHS’ Classified Cyber Coordination Headquarters
J. Nicholas Hoover 10/09/2010 The Department of Homeland Security recently brought its classified National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center down to an unclassified level for one day only, and InformationWeek Government was there to take
photos. The facility looks and functions like a state-of-the-art network operations center and much more. The NCCIC, as it’s called, is the locus of DHS-led inter-agency cybersecurity work in the federal government. That includes providing an integrated response to cyber threats against government networks, monitoring network sensors across the government and coordinating any requested government aid and response to cyber attacks against private industry networks like power plants or communications networks.