CDM, the Future of Federal Cybersecurity, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, January 17, 2018   [open pdf - 823KB]

This document is the January 17, 2018 hearing titled "CDM [Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation], the Future of Federal Cybersecurity" before the House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection of the Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of John Ratcliffe: "The subcommittee is meeting today to receive testimony regarding the implementation and future of DHS's Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation, or CDM, program. I now recognize myself for an opening statement. In providing effective cybersecurity, the ability of the Federal enterprise to monitor and assess the vulnerabilities and threats to its networks and systems in real time or as near real time as possible is paramount. This is what the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation, or CDM, program at DHS is all about, understanding what and who is on Federal networks so that we can achieve true visibility into the Federal Government's digital ecosystem. Phase 1 of CDM is to provide visibility into Federal networks and information systems by working to identify what was on Federal networks. It was a simple question, really. What hardware and software was on the systems an agency or department was running? This was about taking stock of those internet-connected assets. As DHS has moved through Phase 1, they found an incredible amount of devices connected to our networks that agencies were not previously aware of. How can you protect what you cannot see? How can you modernize your technology if you do not even know what technology you have?" Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Frank Dimina, Dan Carayiannis, Gregg T. Mossburg, and A.R. ''Trey'' Hodgkins.

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