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DHS Eyes Risk Scoring Tool for CDM Program’s Next Phase

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The Department of Homeland Security aims to develop an approach for government chief information security officers to assign and compare risk scores to agency networks, Federal News Network reported Friday.

Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary for the DHS' cybersecurity and communications office, told the station in an interview the department will work with federal agencies to create an algorithm to identify information technology vulnerabilities through the next phase of the Continuous and Diagnostics Mitigation program.

"We do intend for it to be a tool for agencies to understand where they are and have a measureable way of demonstrating progress in a simpler to understand score,” Manfra added.

The report noted DHS intends for the risk scoring system to improve how the government manages network security vulnerabilities.


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