The Department of Homeland Security will release a guideline that will require agencies and contractors to find and fix cyber threats within 72 hours of discovery, Nextgov reports.
According to writer Aliya Sternstein, the guideline will address a loophole in the continuous monitoring approach to cybersecurity, mandated by the White House in 2010.
DHS National Security Division Director John Streufert said Thursday that the department hopes all federal agencies will adopt the new approach soon, according to the report.
Streufert added that the new approach could also help agencies address cloud computing issues with the same rapid response.
DHS will host an event for industry officials on June 25 and 26 in order to explain the new policy to industry officials.