On August 9th , FCW held its Cybersecurity Summit, focused on understanding the nature of the evolving cyber landscape and how to address it. Federal IT leaders from across government discussed the key issues that agencies need to address in the coming years—and the technologies and strategies that will be critical to that effort. If you missed the summit, you can download additional content below to learn more about this topic.
Innovate to Alleviate Cybersecurity Pain Points
Defending against cyberthreats can seem like a necessary evil. No one can disagree with its need or the challenges associated with finding the right mix of solutions to provide the best protection. To ease the challenges of protecting legacy systems, pushing through a cybersecurity workforce shortage, and getting results more quickly, federal agencies are turning to innovations in technology and policy. Read the full summary here.
Cyberthreat Intelligence Helps Augment Protection
Cyberthreat intelligence entails many things, such as understanding your infrastructure, your employees and your information, but the bottom line is it provides actionable information, say experts during a recent fireside chat program entitled “Intelligence-Driven Security.” Read the full summary here.
Agencies Incorporate CDM
With the goal of bolstering cybersecurity across the entire government, Homeland Security established the $6 billion Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program to evaluate tools to perform those functions. Agencies can then procure them through the General Services Administration. Challenges have emerged, however, as agencies work to integrate CDM into existing cybersecurity measures. Read the full summary here.