CDM

Senators press for federal agency accountability over SolarWinds

Three top cybersecurity officials struggled to answer questions from lawmakers about who is to blame for the government's failure to stop the breach of nine federal agencies.

SolarWinds hack blights the Trump administration's cybersecurity record

The consequences of the SolarWinds Orion hack are far from clear, but analysts and lawmakers say that officials at CISA and NSA made notable strides to improve the government's cybersecurity posture.

Evanina: Number of known SolarWinds victims 'will continue to grow'

A top counterintelligence official today said the number of known federal agencies affected by the SolarWinds hack will likely to continue to rise beyond initial estimates.

Upgraded CDM dashboard to roll out through FY2021

DHS officials say four federal agencies are now using an upgraded Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation dashboard and they plan to continue implementing the platform elsewhere throughout the fiscal year.

CISA orders agencies to patch dire Window flaw

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency alerted federal agencies of an authentication flaw in Microsoft server software in need of an immediate fix.

NASA doesn't know what's on its network

According to an oversight report, the space agency can't provide an accurate count of the number of contractor-owned devices connected to its networks.

CISA updates internet connection policies

Many of the changes to the core Trusted Internet Connection policies were in response to public feedback seeking new tech and additional architectural and security concepts.

Best practices for agency implementation of CDM

A seasoned practitioner has some advice on how agencies can optimize their implementations of CDM tools, policies and processes.

CISA touts CDM, CyberStat as key cyber compliance tools

A watchdog report found DHS doesn't always validate whether agencies are complying with mandatory directives. The department floated plans to leverage two existing program to do just that.

Privacy assessment finds risk with CDM shared service platform

An updated assessment from the Department of Homeland Security finds that a shared services platform designed to help smaller agencies use the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program brings with it new but manageable privacy risks.

Senators look to codify CDM

Two senior lawmakers are teaming up on a bipartisan effort to codify the Continuous Diagnostics Mitigation program run by DHS.

CDM dashboard award will lay the groundwork for AI

A new award will attempt to refashion the dashboard to better incorporate emerging technologies and make better use of the "treasure trove" of data created through CDM.

Two big lessons learned from CDM

The growth of IoT combined with the increased complexity of network environments has the potential to create a perfect security storm. CDM can help agencies manage this growing complexity at scale.

Why visibility matters

With visibility into networks, CISOs will be able to make smart risk-based decisions about where to implement resources.

OMB to agencies: CDM success is on you

The president's budget director wants agencies to do a better job making the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program work.

Beyond 'new shiny toys': CDM grows up

The government's ambitious cybersecurity program is entering a new phase, and IT leaders are looking forward to seeing a return on their investment.