The Department of Homeland Security considers plans to field the federal dashboard for continuous diagnostics and mitigation in the cloud, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday.
âDefinitelyÂ as we go forward weâre looking at doing more in the cloud, including potentially at some point in the future, placing the federal dashboard in a high [baseline] cloud,âÂ Kevin Cox, CDM program manager at DHS, said Wednesday at the MeriTalkâs GovProtect forum in Washington.
DHS plans to introduce later this summer the federal CDM dashboard designed to combine feeds from all agency dashboards, assess the agenciesâ cybersecurity posture and help the department and the Office of Management and Budget identify data systems that need protection from cyber threats.
âWeâre looking at how we interface with the cloud, whether it be infrastructure, platform or software,â Cox said.
âBut at the end of the day wherever there is government data being processedâ¦ [w]e need to get federal leadership the visibility as to how that data is being secured, whoâs accessing it and how itâs being used,” he added.