Kevin Cox, the program manager of the CDM program at the Homeland Security Department, said agencies have a need for broader capabilities with lifecycle identity access and credential management.
Since its inception in 2013, the federal government’s Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation program (CDM), led by the Department of Homeland Security, has helped agencies discover up to 50 percent more assets inside their systems than they were previously aware of. And they’re able to do it in real time.
Agencies are supposed to be bolstering their network cybersecurity under continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM). But what if they had a single number, like a credit score, that tracked how much progress they’ve made on some of the cyber hygiene steps that lead to CDM?
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Department of Veterans Affairs was forced to change how it pays for veterans’ education benefits after IT problems.
Kevin Cox, the CDM program manager at the Homeland Security Department, said the future for CDM includes security operations-as-a-service (SOCaaS), shared services and moving to a continuous improvement cycle.
Kevin Cox, the program manager for the continuous diagnostics and mitigation program, said ongoing assessments and mobile security are among the top priorities for 2018 and beyond.
This program will provide a progress report on CDM and network security in government.
Kevin Cox is the Program Manager for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program, within the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications.
DHS says every major agency has implemented the dashboard under the continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program.
DHS issued an updated CDM supply chain risk management plan to help agencies be more confident in the cybersecurity products and services they are buying.