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Continuous Monitoring: How to Get It Right

For many federal enterprises, information is their most valuable asset. Yet despite significant investments in security and compliance, the federal government continues to fight a barrage of cyber attacks and breaches in security. In a constantly evolving IT environment, organizations need to have the situational awareness necessary to track the security of their enterprise-wide systems. However the complexity of round-the-clock, real-time scanning of every aspect of a system is a daunting task.

Continuous monitoring is widely recognized as an essential ingredient of a cybersecurity strategy, and now considered a mandate for federal agencies.

Register for this free webinar, in which National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) fellow Dr. Ron Ross will provide some technical guidance on doing continuous monitoring effectively. As leader of the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Implementation Project and author of several security standards, Dr. Ross is uniquely qualified to know what is needed for your continuous monitoring plan.

Register to learn:

  • How to comply with OMB (FISMA) mandates, especially on a tightened budget
  • Guidance for applying the right techniques for dealing with workflows, configurations, vulnerabilities, and risk scoring
  • The importance of a robust identity and access management system to the implementation of continuous monitoring
  • Next steps to take after adopting a program

Featured Presenter: Dr. Ron Ross, Computer Security Division, Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

About the presenter:
Dr. Ron Ross is a Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). His current areas of specialization include information security and risk management. Dr. Ross leads the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Implementation Project, which includes the development of security standards and guidelines for the federal government, contractors, and the United States critical information infrastructure.