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Now in its fourth year and through the first two phases, DHS’s CDM program offers agencies real-time intelligence to mitigate risks and power decision-making in the event of a cyber attack. While these diagnostic capabilities serve to strengthen agencies’ cyber strategies and accelerate response times, questions regarding the program remain as we proceed towards its final steps. Are its phases defined to address newer attack vectors and emerging threats? Can agencies properly coordinate with industry to purchase security tools and technologies under CDM’s current terms? How might the Presidential Executive Order on Cybersecurity impact the CDM program? […]

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The Administration’s Cyber EO put risk management accountability square on the shoulders of agency heads – making increased transparency into agencies’ cyber enterprise critical. While a level of threat sharing already exists within the federal government, how can the process evolve to promote transparency, speed up response times and address newly-emerging technologies? How will the latest version of NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework affect agencies cyber strategies? What further guidance is needed for collecting and broader sharing data across the government? Where will that guidance come from and how will we balance keeping focus on traditional security, while trying to achieve security modernization? […]

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IoT is everywhere. And with this exploding connectivity comes new security concerns and considerations. What security risks must agencies address when implementing IoT solutions or initiatives? Does this risk outweigh reward? What challenges are agencies facing in successfully integrating IoT solutions and devices into their overall cyber strategies? […]

Steve Harris, Dell EMC
Steve Harris [moderator]
Senior Vice President and General Manager
Federal
Dell EMC
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