Area 1 Security for Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation
Since its launch in 2013, the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program has been instrumental in helping federal departments and agencies improve their cybersecurity strategies.
Led by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the CDM’s stated goals are to reduce threat surface area, increase visibility into cybersecurity posture, improve response capabilities, and streamline reporting. The CDM program also aligns with a May 2021 Executive Order on “Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity” from U.S. President Joe Biden, highlighting the importance of improving detection, investigation and responses to cybersecurity incidents.
The CDM Program is divided into the following four phases:
- Phase 1: Identify what is on the network
- Phase 2: Identify who is on the network
- Phase 3: Identify what is happening on the network
- Phase 4: Determine how data is protected
Area 1 Security supports agencies in fortifying their security programs to help achieve their CDM goals and requirements. The solution brief provides more details on each phase of the CDM Program, and how Area 1 can help agencies with their CDM initiatives.