• Federal Cybersecurity Update: Managing Information Security Risk Through CDM Continuous Monitoring as a Service

    120:00 | Recorded on Mar 19, 2014

    Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) has become essential as attacks on federal networks have become increasingly sophisticated, aggressive, and persistent.

    The CDM Program is intended to transform the way federal organizations manage cyber threats to their networks through strategically sourced tools and services, and to enhance the ability of government to strengthen their cyber networks. This initiative will bring an enterprise approach to continuous diagnostics, and allow consistent application of best practices across a broad range of federal agencies.

    Speakers

    • Robert Brese, Chief Information Officer for the Department of Energy
    • Jeffrey Eisensmith, Chief Information Security Officer for the Department of Homeland Security
    • Tony Sager, former Chief Operating Officer for the Information Assurance Directorate at the National Security Agency (moderator)

    Learning Objectives

    • Define continuous diagnostics and monitoring and the roles of various agencies, including OMB, DHS, GAO, GSA, and DOD.
    • Review the National Institute of Standards and Technology risk management framework.
    • Define elements of government’s Federal Acquisition cyber risk management strategy.
    • Pinpoint specific strategies behind agency’s use of businesses that meet baseline cybersecurity requirements.
    • List acquisition pilots and methods available to Federal, state and local agencies who are strengthening cyber resilience.

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