Continuous Monitoring Initiatives:
EINSTEINThe National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS) is an integrated system-of-systems that delivers a range of capabilities, including intrusion detection, analytics, intrusion prevention, and information sharing. The NCPS capabilities, operationally known as the EINSTEIN program, are one of a number of tools and capabilities that assist in federal network defense. EINSTEIN provides a common baseline of security across the federal civilian executive branch and to help agencies manage their cyber risk. EINSTEIN serves two key roles in federal government cybersecurity. First, EINSTEIN detects and blocks cyber attacks from compromising federal agencies. Second, EINSTEIN provides DHS with the situational awareness to use threat information detected in one agency to protect the rest of the government and to help the private sector protect itself.
CONTINUOUS DIAGNOSTICS AND MITIGATION (CDM)The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program is a dynamic approach to fortifying the cybersecurity of government networks and systems. CDM provides federal departments and agencies with capabilities and tools that identify cybersecurity risks on an ongoing basis, prioritize these risks based upon potential impacts, and enable cybersecurity personnel to mitigate the most significant problems first. Congress established the CDM program to provide adequate, risk-based, and cost-effective cybersecurity and more efficiently allocate cybersecurity resources.
NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY AND COMMUNICATIONS INTEGRATION CENTER (NCCIC)The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integrations Center (NCCIC) housed in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a 24/7 cyber situational awareness, incident response, and management center that is a national nexus of cyber and communications integration for the federal government, intelligence community, and law enforcement. NCCIC shares information among the public and private sectors to provide greater understanding of cybersecurity and communications situation awareness of vulnerabilities, intrusions, incidents, mitigation, and recovery actions.
Continuous Monitoring Initiatives:Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 Fiscal Year 2015 Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 Fiscal Year 2014 Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2002
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