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Kevin Cox: CDM on Track to Field Cyber Dashboard at All CFO Act Civilian Agencies

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Kevin Cox, Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program manager at the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said the program management office is on schedule to implement the CDM dashboard and related capabilities at 23 CFO Act agencies by the end of fiscal year 2021.

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Judy Baltensperger, Kevin Cox Share Plans for CISA’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) plans to provide in 2021 an updated Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program that could help reduce reporting requirements for agencies while helping them improve security. Judy Baltensperger said most of the pilot agencies have moved their infrastructure to the cloud and that data quality certification will likely be carried out by the summer of 2021.

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DHS to Deploy Updated CDM Dashboard to Other Agencies Through FY 2021; Betsy Kulick Quoted

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Officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said an upgraded dashboard for the Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation (CDM) program is now up and running at four small agencies and that DHS plans to roll out the platform to other federal agencies by the end of the fiscal year 2021. 

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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 Pandemic Response Agencies Improve Network Visibility

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Kevin Cox, manager of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program, said the program is working with the federal agencies involved in vaccine research and other COVID-19 pandemic response efforts to help them improve their data protection and network visibility.

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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 Seeks to Help Agencies Operationalize Data Through CDM Cloud-Based Dashboard

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Kevin Cox, a Department of Homeland Security official, said his team is fielding a cloud-based shared services dashboard as part of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program to help agencies operationalize their data through visualization, business intelligence and analytics, Federal News Network reported Thursday.

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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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