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The Host Based Security System (HBSS) is a flexible, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS)-based application. The capability monitors, detects, and counters against known cyber-threats to Department of Defense (DoD) Enterprise. Under the sponsorship of the Enterprise-wide Information Assurance and computer Network Defense Solutions Steering Group (ESSG), the plan is to attach the HBSS solution to each host (server, desktop, and laptop) in DoD. The system will be managed by local administrators and configured to address known exploit traffic using an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) and host firewall. DISA MA is providing the program management and supporting the deployment of this solution.

Mission Statement

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), at the request of the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and in support of National Security goals established by the President; has purchased from industry, a capability that will develop and deploy an automated Host-Based Security System (HBSS) solution(s) that will provide network administrators and security personnel with mechanisms to prevent, detect, track, report, and remediate malicious computer-related activities and incidents across all DoD networks and information systems.


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