“Cybersecurity is top of mind for the White House and federal agencies amid recent cybersecurity breaches and related concerns on the supply chain. Federal agencies looking to boost security strategies could do so with helpful tools from the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (CIRI)…”
“The institute’s flagship tool, the Cyber Secure Dashboard (CSD), helps private and public organizations keep track of their IT supply chains and take control of their cybersecurity habits. In an interview with GovernmentCIO Media & Research, CIRI Director Randall Sandone said global supply chain trends like lean inventory management models prompted CIRI to develop the CSD…”
“The CSD is a cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, but is also available on premise for those with private clouds.
‘It’s a management product, specifically a cyber risk management product,’ Sandone said. ‘It helps organizations manage the full range of activities to achieve and maintain enhanced cybersecurity postures in accordance to national standards. It brings it all together in a single unified interface.’…”
“In addition to the CSD, CIRI also developed a tool that ranks and prioritizes an organization’s cyber risks and vulnerabilities: the Cyber Risk Scoring and Mitigation tool, or CRISM.
‘CRISM is more of a cybersecurity product that can be integrated with the Cyber Secure Dashboard,’ Sandone said. ‘Categorizing and ranking attacks based on their exploitability and impact is what CRISM does, quantitatively analyzing the risks associated with it and generating an attack graph. Based on that analysis, it presents a score, and then it links to the resources you need to address those. It scans against known vulnerabilities in a database it keeps updating from the government.’…” Read the full article here.
Source: Keys to Improved Federal Cyber Posture Lie in a DHS Center of Excellence – By Kate Macri, April 14, 2021. GovernmentCIO.