The federal government isn’t often held up as a model for IT innovation and efficiency, but there are areas where they should be. An example of a policy directive that has paid dividends is the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program, whose aim is to give civilian government agencies a sensible, cost-effective way to upgrade their cybersecurity posture. CDM is available to other organizations as well—such as state, local, regional and tribal governments and the U.S.
Scott Montgomery is vice president and chief technology strategist for Intel Security. He has designed, built, tested and certified information security and privacy solutions—including endpoint tools, firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, encryption, vulnerability scanners, network visibility tools, mail and web gateways, strong authentication tokens, embedded systems and more. He was formerly chief technology officer for public sector and the Americas at McAfee (now Intel Security).
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