ThreatConnect added to the DHS CDM list
ThreatConnect, Inc. of Arlington, VA announced on August 1 that it has been added to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program’s (CDM) approved product list for Network Security Management. The CDM program fortifies the cybersecurity of federal departments and agencies and is designed to provide them with capabilities and solutions to monitor real-time network vulnerabilities and threats.
ThreatConnect’s approval for “What is happening on the network?” on the CDM APL enables agencies to leverage ThreatConnect for Dynamic and Evolving Federal Network Defense (DEFEND), which is intended to provide increased access to cyber capabilities into the future. The ThreatConnect Platform easily integrates with an organization’s existing security products, intel feeds, and enrichment tools to enable agencies to use the Platform as the central hub for its entire security infrastructure. With ThreatConnect, agencies will have the foundation for making accountable, intelligence-based security decisions enabling them to achieve the triple aim of improved defense, enhanced infrastructure utilization, and security program cost reduction.
“We couldn’t be more excited about being included on this very short and impressive list,” said Adam Vincent, ThreatConnect CEO. “The approval process is an arduous one, and we are proud to be recognized as one of a select few to provide a solution that federal agencies can rely on to help protect them.”
In September 2018, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued new guidance related to Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA). It specifically mentions that CDM currently provides agencies with “a cost-effective and efficient strategy for achieving government-wide information security continuous monitoring goals.” Agencies may still acquire tools outside of CDM, but they will be required to provide “sufficient justification” if they are not aligned with CDM and DEFEND. Because
ThreatConnect is on CDM’s approved list, making implementation for agencies quicker and easier. The CDM program enables government entities to expand their continuous diagnostic capabilities by increasing their network sensor capacity, automating sensor collections, and prioritizing risk alerts.