CISA Focuses on Building Agency Trust in Data as Part of Upcoming CDM Dashboard

Many agencies have seen their IT and cybersecurity workloads balloon during the coronavirus pandemic and with more federal employees seeking remote access to networks while teleworking.

But aside from a few agencies focused on the brunt of pandemic response, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has most agencies remaining on-target with keeping inventory of where their data is stored and how it’s protected under the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program.

Kevin Cox, CISA’s CDM program manager, said the agency will establish the information exchange between agency dashboards and the new federal  CDM dashboard in the second quarter of fiscal 2021, and will complete the migration by the end of the fourth quarter.

The new dashboard puts a focus on building agency trust in the underlying reporting data behind the dashboard and related algorithms. CISA released a minimal viable product for the federal CDM dashboard in April, and agency systems integrators are currently reviewing and deploying it.

Through fiscal 2021, CISA will also focus on enterprise mobility management and work with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence to get mobile asset reporting up on agency dashboards.

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