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.
Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) organizations perform critical incident analysis and handling and information dissemination in support of government, law enforcement, critical infrastructure, and other public sector customers. McAfee understands this mission and offers a number of products and services that enable the core missions of international CERT groups.
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.
Continuous diagnostics and monitoring is a network lifestyle for greater resilience. It requires a shift in mindset, from reaction and documentation to proactive, data-centric, risk-based action.
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.
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.
An effective change control solution is engineered around three key processes: automated assessment, real-time monitoring, and continuous enforcement. By aligning these key processes, organizations can ensure that any change in their IT environment is authorized, overall system availability is maintained, and the effectiveness of their compliance and security programs is increased.
The key objective of a strategic security and risk management program must focus on effective protection, as well as prevention, of incidents and risks across the entire enterprise—across every device, all customer and company information, and the entire IT infrastructure.
Learn about the three frameworks required for intelligence-driven response to be effective — decision, detection, and analysis.
For efficient vulnerability assessment, it is necessary to step beyond point products and disparate tools and integrate vulnerability assessment into a broader enterprise workflow. An ideal solution combines the following capabilities into a cohesive framework: asset discovery and management, comprehensive vulnerability scanning, flexible reporting, and remediation workflows into a single vulnerability assessment solution.
To attain situational awareness, your organization must break down technical walls that keep teams and critical data separated. You must allow the decision makers managing your risk to see not only your internal infrastructure as a whole, but see beyond your perimeter to external actors, external dependencies, and all associated threats.
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.
Learn about the McAfee approach to delivering the components agencies need to quickly and efficiently deploy a CAESARS-compliant cybersecurity infrastructure that continuously monitors and assesses all operational assets.
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 Risk Advisor saves you time and money by proactively correlating threat, vulnerability, and countermeasure information to pinpoint at-risk assets and optimize patching efforts.
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).
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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This week, the city of San Francisco is hosting one of the biggest cybersecurity events of the year – the RSA conference. The meeting draws hundreds of prominent cyber exhibitors and thousands of guests, spurring a discussion on the cyberthreat landscape and the solutions companies are employing to keep us safe from bad actors on […]
McAfee’s annual FOCUS security conference usually showcases some great new product offerings, and this year they’re especially compelling. The first is an end-to-end threat protection solution to combat advanced malware. It’s dubbed Find, Freeze and Fix, and it leaves the single-feature, static analysis sandboxing products in the dust. This comprehensive solution addresses all three requirements […]
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Friends and colleagues: As I transition from McAfee’s Public Sector CTO to my new role as Deputy Under Secretary, Cyber Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, please accept my gratitude for your support, humor and all that I have learned from you. My new position will be a […]
This is a bittersweet moment for me. McAfee is losing a tremendous talent as Dr. Phyllis Schneck heads to the Department of Homeland Security to take on a critical leadership role in cyber security policy. But our loss is the Department’s gain, and we’re proud to be adding such an excellent resource to the government’s […]
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