Continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) streamlines costly security operations to help senior federal officials gain greater visibility into their organization’s security health and precise information for continuous risk management.
Move from static to dynamic — Most organizations have baseline capabilities in core processes such as antivirus updates, operating system, and application patching assessment, along with SCAP-enabled products to evaluate FDCC/USGCB compliance. With continuous diagnostics and monitoring, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Continuous Asset Evaluation, Situational Awareness, and Risk Scoring (CAESARS) Reference Architecture and Framework Extension (FE) expands the focus of security efforts from point compliance to an ecosystem of dynamic resilience – as you detect, you report, respond in real-time.
Apply the latest intelligence, context, and risk — McAfee makes it easy to add real-time asset discovery and vulnerability management, intelligence-driven response, and continuous feedback to meet changing federal requirements. Open interfaces and standard protocols help agencies integrate new and legacy systems at minimal cost. The system collects data from ongoing processes, correlates against multiple contextual factors, takes action automatically where appropriate, and presents the remaining issues in priority order. The most important and at-risk assets receive the most immediate and significant attention.
Invest for mission assurance — A Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program built on McAfee conserves government resources and reduces the chance of network disruption. The larger and more distributed the team, the greater the operational value from an accurate, contextual picture of risk, preventative and automated controls, and a centralized monitoring and management system that can scale, adapt, and overcome new risks — continuously.
This Q&A from Federal Computer Week provides an overview of continuous diagnostics and monitoring, including how to measure the effectiveness of a solution, the impact of virtualization and the shift to the cloud, and potential mistakes that can occur when developing a program.
Through its optimized, connected security architecture and global threat intelligence, learn how McAfee delivers security that addresses the needs of the military, civilian government organizations, critical sectors, and systems integrators.
This solution guide addresses the importance of implementing a strategic security and risk management program focused on prevention and protection, reducing incidents and risks across the enterprise, across every device, and across the entire IT infrastructure.
McAfee offers a comprehensive security portfolio that maps directly to the Continuous Asset Evaluation, Situational Awareness, and Risk Scoring (CAESARS) reference architecture. Learn how McAfee solutions encompass support for all subsystems, including sensor, database, presentation/reporting, and analysis/risk scoring.
Learn about the three cyber-readiness solution requirements: continuous asset intelligence, risk assessment across IT and operational assets, and integration with computerized decision support systems.
Learn about the three frameworks required for intelligence-driven response to be effective — decision, detection, and analysis.
McAfee integrates data and processes to make vulnerability management more effective and efficient. Our approach combines asset discovery and management, comprehensive vulnerability scanning, flexible reporting, and remediation workflows into a single vulnerability assessment solution.
The McAfee solution has two primary components: McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) software and McAfee Enterprise Security Manager, with additional integrations to extend visibility and control across the entire security and compliance management environment.
McAfee interconnects components to allow you to define compliance benchmarks and audit for compliance, detect and prevent compliance drift, manage the workflow associated with audit remediation, and provide central management and reporting for the entire solution.
McAfee offers a comprehensive portfolio of security solutions that keep your systems, network, and data protected. For a complete list of our products, please see our Products and Solutions page.
Know the exact location and vulnerability level of all your databases. McAfee Vulnerability Manager for Databases gives you complete visibility into your overall database security posture, providing you with a detailed risk assessment across more than 4,500 vulnerability checks. Get clear classification of database security threats into distinct priority levels, fix scripts, and expert remediation recommendations that better prepare your organization for audits and compliance with regulatory mandates.
McAfee Policy Auditor automates data gathering and assessment processes required for internal and external system-level IT audits and IT security certification.
McAfee Vulnerability Manager, with its McAfee Asset Manager feature, delivers unrivaled scalability and performance, actively or passively canvassing everything on your network.
McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) is a key component of the McAfee Security Management Platform, and the only enterprise-class software, to provide unified management of endpoint, network, and data security. With end-to-end visibility and powerful automations that slash incident response times, McAfee ePO software dramatically strengthens protection and drives down the cost and complexity of managing risk and security.
McAfee Enterprise Security Manager provides the speed and rich context required to identify critical threats, respond quickly, and easily address compliance requirements. Continuous global threat and enterprise risk feeds deliver adaptive and autonomous risk management, allowing remediation of threats and compliance reporting in minutes instead of hours.
Built for big security data, McAfee Global Threat Intelligence for Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) puts the power of McAfee Labs directly into the security monitoring flow using McAfee’s high-speed, highly intelligent Security Information and Event Management (SIEM).
Recent headlines (here and here) may have struck fear into those living near major energy installations due to references about the Stuxnet malware. In 2009, this particular strain of malware caused significant damage to the Nantanz nuclear facility, reportedly destroying a fifth of Iran’s nuclear centrifuges. Recent reports about Operation Dragonfly, however, appear to be […]
At McAfee we’re dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and effective toolsets to defend against dangerous cyber threats. This mission is at the core of why we exist as a company. And as cybersecurity experts in DC, we recognize the important components that go into an effective cybersecurity strategy for government entities. These organizations need […]
The term cyberwar pops up almost every day in public media. Regardless of its wide use, the term has been poorly explained. What does it mean? What are the principles framing and governing it? How does it fall within the way we think about war? We will answer these questions, among several others, in a […]
This week, the experts at McAfee Labs released their latest quarterly threats report, which recapped emerging cyber-threats they saw at the end of last year. In addition to some of the trends we know of that afflict big companies and individuals, there are a number of interesting threats that affect users in the federal government […]
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This week, President Obama released his annual draft budget for Fiscal Year 2015. The budget calls for reductions in defense, leaving the physical U.S. military at is smallest level since WWII. At the same time, spending levels for cybersecurity could be increasing – or at least they won’t be declining. This reflects a strategic realignment […]
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