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Sylvia Burwell: Federal Agencies Must Provide Continuous Systems Monitoring by 2017

Sylvia Burwell (pictured right)
Sylvia Burwell (pictured right)

Federal agencies face a fiscal year 2017 deadline to perform continuous monitoring on their information systems  to track security threats and vulnerabilities, Federal Times reported Wednesday.

Andy Medici writes that Sylvia Burwell, Office of Management and Budget director, is also ordering agencies to name individuals in charge of the programs by April 30.

Burwell told agency executives in a memo obtained by Federal Times that constant system checks are intended to replace intermittent security evaluations and to maintain and improve existing knowledge of any security issues.

Burwell added the departments have to create an information security continuous monitoring plan for real-time cyber threat response measures, Federal Times reports.

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