Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM)
Led by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program was created to provide agencies visibility into their networks to identify any cyber flaws and remediate them in a swift and streamlined approach.
Though many agencies have already implemented a number of security tools, they still may lack a method for aggregating and analyzing the collective data for a holistic picture of their security posture. The CDM initiative is aimed at getting all civilian agencies the proper tools to improve vulnerability management, manage hardware and software assets, and ensure the proper security configurations are in place.
Symantec recommends an implementation strategy that begins with data aggregation. Not only can centralization help users identify gaps and redundancies in their data collection processes, but it can provide a single, central point-of-view for better risk management and mitigation. With our tools and comprehensive solutions, Symantec makes it easy for Government agencies to discover what is in their network and provides the tools to continuously assess and manage their security posture. By creating a common platform to manage risk, leveraging existing third-party technologies, and turning disparate data streams into actionable intelligence, agencies can achieve not only full implementation of CDM with Symantec, but move more quickly towards long-term risk management maturity.

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