OPM: CDM will offer baseline security

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  • 3 years ago


When all of the security tools enabled by the CDM program are in place, “the government can really have a point in which we can say, yes, we have a firm understanding … everybody’s now on the same page, reporting the exact same thing. We can look at what vulnerabilities exist,” Jeff Wagner, OPM’s director of security operations, told reporters Aug. 19 after his appearance at an FCW-sponsored conference in Washington, D.C.

The CDM program, which is gradually being rolled out, offers a system of dashboards that give network managers a clearer view of vulnerabilities. But CDM’s backers say the program is not a panacea for thwarting big breaches of federal networks, but rather a helpful tool for discovering them.

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