On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security announced it has created a new tool to help law enforcement officers and private investigators investigate the mindcrime and cybercrime that is being seen as an increasing threat to the nation.
The DHS created the new tool after a series of high-profile attacks, including the massive Pwn2Own ransomware attack on Sony Pictures in 2016.
The tool will be available for free to law enforcement agencies and private firms.
The tools is part of a broader effort to better protect the nation from cyberattacks and other malicious activities that are believed to be being directed at specific companies and organizations.
It will also be available to companies and individuals to help them identify and block these malicious activities.
The Department of Defense has also created a tool to identify malicious websites that are hosted on third-party websites.
The DOD has been using the tools in the past, but the tool from DHS has the capability to go deeper.
The new tool will not only help law officers and investigators investigate this new threat, it will help them determine if the websites or other malicious activity they are looking for are actually legitimate.
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said at a press conference Wednesday that this new tool, which is being called the Targeted Mindcrime Tool, will help law-enforcement and intelligence agencies better understand and mitigate the impact of cybercrime.
“We can identify and mitigate malicious cyber-threats and cyber-attacks, and we will never, ever forget the sacrifices of our military men and women who put their lives on the line to protect our nation,” Johnson said.
The Pentagon announced a similar tool earlier this year, and it has the ability to detect malicious websites, ransomware and other types of malicious activities on websites.
Johnson said the tool will work for the DOD’s cyber threat intelligence (CTI) team, which he said will be trained to work with the FBI and other agencies to help identify and stop malicious activity.
DHS will be using the tool to work to identify the websites and other activities that could be malicious, Johnson said, as well as the websites that may have been used to commit the cyberattack.
The software will work with other private firms and the DOD will offer the tools to the public.
The Targeted Targeted Intelligence Tool will not be able to identify or block malicious websites.
But it will be able identify, identify and report malicious activity on sites that have been identified by law enforcement or intelligence agencies.
It is important to note that the tool is not designed to help the government or private sector to block malicious sites, Johnson noted.
“The tool will provide information to the private sector, and the private sectors will be responsible for their own cybersecurity efforts,” he said.
“But this tool is a great example of how the private and public sectors can work together to combat this new and growing threat.”
The tools will be a big part of the government’s effort to fight this threat, Johnson added.
The government has been working on the tool for months.
The program is expected to take about six months to fully develop, according to Johnson.
It was announced in a public briefing Thursday, and a number of agencies have said that the tools will likely be available soon.
“I can tell you that we have had a good working relationship with the Department, and that we are very excited to be working with them,” DHS Director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure, Michael Rogers, said at the briefing.
“This tool is the culmination of months of hard work, and will provide a useful tool for both law enforcement and private sector investigators to work together, to identify, and stop, these malicious cyberattacks.”
The DHS said it has a team of more than 2,000 people working on developing the tool.