Doug Bedell — April 16, 2014, 4:12 pm

How DHS Responded to ‘Heartbleed’

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been as concerned as any other branch of government, or anyone in the private sector, over the possibility of the Internet security breach “Heartbleed” raising havoc with corporate and personal computer-based information. Here’s what DHS said of the “Heartbleed” situation, in a Web posting issued April 5:

“While there have not been any reported attacks or malicious incidents involving this particular vulnerability confirmed at this time, it is still possible that malicious actors in cyberspace could exploit un-patched systems. That is why everyone has a role to play to ensuring our nation’s cybersecurity. We have been and continue to work closely with federal, state, local and private sector partners to determine any potential impacts and help implement mitigation strategies as necessary.” In short, we’re on the case…

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