Getting the Most from Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation

Federal networks become increasingly complex as they evolve to support critical internal missions and the delivery of citizen services. At the same time, they face a continuous barrage of probes and attacks from increasingly sophisticated adversaries. To protect complex networks in the face of these threats, federal cybersecurity is evolving beyond periodic assessment of static security controls to continuous monitoring.

The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program supports the shift in government cybersecurity to continuous monitoring of information systems and networks. Implementing CDM requires an integrated threat defense strategy that supports automation and simplicity in your security architecture. To understand the keys to successfully implementing a CDM program, GovLoop partnered with experts at Cisco, an industry leader in cybersecurity solutions, for this industry perspective.