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Updated CISA Federal Cybersecurity Strategy Directs Improved CDM Scores Through FY 2021

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released an update to its action plan for strengthening federal cybersecurity in fiscal years 2020 through 2021. The initiative was led by Matthew Travis, the deputy director of CISA. CISA also cited evolving threat landscapes and limitations in cloud, network and encryption capabilities as challenges.

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Kevin Cox: CDM Program Helps COVID-19 Response Agencies Counter Cyber Attacks

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Kevin Cox, program manager for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program, said that having the necessary systems in place has enabled CDM to assist agencies that play a key role in the federal government’s COVID-19 response efforts to fight against cyber attacks during the pandemic. 

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Kevin Cox: DHS Provides Agencies Better Network Visibility Through CDM Program

Kevin Cox, a Department of Homeland Security official, said agencies were able to discover 75 percent more devices within their information technology infrastructure using automated tools offered through DHS’ Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, Nextgov reported Thursday.

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CDM Prepares to Release Cybersecurity Assessment Results

The Continuous Diagnostics and Monitoring program will release cybersecurity risk scores of different agencies on Oct. 1 to allow for federal assessments, Fedscoop reported Friday. CDM uses the Agency-Wide Adaptive Risk Enumeration algorithm to quantify how well an agency implements basic cybersecurity measures.

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DHS Preps to Award Contract for New CDM Dashboard

The Department of Homeland Security plans to issue a contract in the coming weeks for a new dashboard to utilize artificial intelligence and machine learning to support the agency’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, FCW reported Wednesday. DHS wants to integrate emerging technologies into the dashboard to improve access and management of data gathered through CDM. 

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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. 

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