Example Track 1

Opening Government Keynote | The Threat-Based Risk Management Paradigm

Nov 14, 2019

8:30 am - 8:55 am

Kevin Cox

Program Manager, Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

David Meltzer*

Chief Technology Officer

Tripwire

*Providing Session Opening Remarks

The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program endeavors to fortify the cybersecurity of civilian government data and networks, principally by increasing situational awareness of cyber risk and visibility across the federal enterprise. Established in 2012 by the Department of Homeland Security and the General Services Administration, CDM delivers to federal agencies relevant, timely, actionable information and automated tools to strengthen monitoring of threats and vulnerabilities, thereby improving asset protection. This keynote will highlight CDM’s pivotal role in moving agencies from a compliance-focused approach to a threat-based risk management paradigm, including the Agency-Wide Adaptive Risk Enumeration (AWARE) cybersecurity posture scoring methodology. In this session, learn about:

  • -- The nature of the cybersecurity threat
  • -- CDM program updates
  • -- Benefits of the Dashboard Ecosystem
  • -- Engaging with agencies on cloud pilot efforts
  • -- Vision and priorities for FY 2020
  • -- The future of CDM

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