In 2012, the Office of Management and Budget listed 14 cross-agency priority goals as part of the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act. One topic identified was continuous monitoring of Federal IT networks. The next year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a $6 billion program to address this: the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program. […]

MeriTalk recently connected with Ryan Gillis, vice president of cybersecurity strategy and global policy for Palo Alto Networks, to discuss continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) implementation and how Palo Alto Networks can drive agencies to a more secure environment.






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President Donald Trump’s executive order on cybersecurity, signed May 11, has received praise from both Congress and industry for continuing the progress of the previous administration and focusing on the issues of workforce development, IT modernization, and implementation of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.






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The Presidential Directive that defined roles and responsibilities of Federal agencies in the event of a cyber incident is being applauded as a step in the right direction by private sector cybersecurity companies.






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