January 24, 2017 at 6:30 PM

ISSA National Capital Chapter January meeting topic:

Cyber Risk – How DHS is Clarifying its Vision through the Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation (CDM) Dashboard
by Matt House

Agencies face increased pressure to mature their cyber practices, but often lack sufficient resources to properly address the ever growing backlog of actions required to stay ahead of sophisticated threats. The Federal Government lacks a comprehensive mechanism for reporting on and managing organizational and cyber risk in a consistent fashion. As the cybersecurity posture of agencies varies widely, there is no standardization in identifying, scoring, prioritizing, or reporting these risks. DHS’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program is a major effort to promote standardized cyber hygiene and cyber risk management throughout the .GOV domain. Central to CDM is the dashboard that serves as the scoring, prioritization, visualization, and reporting engine that gives Federal agencies the “easy button” to meet today’s strict compliance and cyber performance goals.

About the Speaker
Matt House is the Director of Cyber Security Services for InfoReliance, an IT consulting firm specializing in cybersecurity, cloud services, and software engineering. Matt is responsible for all service delivery for InfoReliance’s Cyber Business Unit, which has annual revenues of approximately $50M. Within this portfolio, InfoReliance supports US Government customers including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), US Army, US Navy, many Federal/Civilian agencies, as well as numerous commercial customers. Matt directly supports several critical cybersecurity programs within DHS such as the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Dashboard, National Cyber Protection System (also known as EINSTEIN), and the Cyber Assurance program at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren. Previously, Matt led the effort to deploy cloud services to the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and supported the Office of the Chief Information Officer at the Executive Office of the President

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 6:30 PM

Center for American Progress (CAP)
1333 H St. NW
Washington, DC, 20005

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