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DHS, SANS Institute Partner to Train CISOs on Continuous Monitoring

CyberCrimeKeyboardThe Department of Homeland Security and SANS Institute have partnered to train chief information security officers and their staffs on DHS’ continuous diagnostics and monitoring program, Federal News Radio reported Friday.

Jason Miller writes SANS and DHS have scheduled the workshop for Nov. 6 in Washington and have asked the program’s 17 contractors to present their cyber threat mitigation products and services.

John Pescatore, director of emerging security trends for SANS, told the station the workshop aims to help CISOs and their personnel gain insights into risk assessment, computer and server security and log management and security event control.

“The purpose of the workshops is to essentially highlight decision frameworks and processes government agencies can put into action to take advantage of the funding from this program that offers them both products and services completely funded by congressional funding,” adds Pescatore.

Congress has included more than $180 million in funding for the CDM project in the fiscal year 2013 budget, according to the report.

Miller reports the workshop will feature speeches and panel discussions with Comptroller General Gene Dodaro, DHS Federal Network Resilience Director John Streufert and former DHS Deputy Secretary and now Council on Cybersecurity CEO Jane Lute.

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