Labor Dept Integrates New Tool for Cyber Risk Monitoring

The Department of Labor will integrate a new algorithm into its continuous monitoring dashboard to identify and track vulnerabilities of the agency’s information technology assets, FedScoop reported Friday. The new Agency-Wide Adaptive Risk Enumeration tool was built under the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program to monitor millions of assets across the entire federal government. 

Scott Davis, deputy chief information security officer at DOL, said the agency already started working with AWARE to expand cybersecurity. The algorithm will monitor vulnerabilities and misconfigurations across agencies and provide scores indicating the risks and the need to address the issues. Agencies can use AWARE to compare their scores to each other and the federal average.

The government plans to begin the tool's soft rollout to all agencies on Oct. 1, and CDM aims to release the updated version of AWARE in fiscal year 2020. 

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