Einstein 2

The US Department of Homeland Security is detecting new patterns of cyberattacks from foreign adversaries, some targeted at particular agencies, others aimed at the entire government, using special purpose intrusion-detection systems that will be widely deployed in federal networks over the course of 2010.  Only a handful of agencies including DHS, the Department of Agriculture, the State Department and the Department of Interior have network traffic flowing through the IDSs, called Einstein 2.

The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) is monitoring the IDSs, which collect router net flow data from all federal agencies and the carriers that support them.