DHS to Issue Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Task Orders; John Streufert Comments

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cybersecurityThe Homeland Security Department is set to award the next set of task orders under its cyber defense program to further help agencies bolster their network security and resilience, Federal Times reported Thursday.

John Streufert, director of federal network resilience within DHS, told a seminar in Arlington that the agency intends for those new contracts to provide existing continuous diagnostic mitigation tools to more agencies, Rutrell Yasin reports.

Streufert said 23 additional agencies will have access to the CDM program tools over the next 20 weeks under six task orders, according to the report.

Federal Times reports that the CDM program is meant to comply with security controls provided under the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s cybersecurity framework.

Yasin writes phase two of the program focuses on privileges and device management while the final phase is intended to address threats on government networks.

Agencies are able to run automated sensors and schedule risk alerts under the program, the report says.

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