Opinion: How the DHS is achieving Business Resilience

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“Agencies are supposed to be bolstering their network cybersecurity under continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM). But what if they had a single number, like a credit score, that tracked how much progress they’ve made on some of the cyber hygiene steps that lead to CDM?”

“That’s what Kevin Cox, the Department of Homeland Security’s CDM program manager, has in mind. Speaking Wednesday at a Federal Computer Week summit, he shed light on DHS’s Agency-Wide Adaptive Risk Enumeration (AWARE) algorithm, which assigns a score for where each agency stands on configuration management and supporting critical vulnerabilities.”

“It’s looking at a few key variables and then assigning a score to that agency to help understand how that agency is doing…” Read the full article here.

Source: How the DHS is achieving Business Resilience – By Brian Harris, December 4, 2018. Linkedin.

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