Renee Forney, U.S. Department of Energy, Deputy CIO of Cybersecurity and Enterprise Operations

The Right Resources Ensure CDM Success

  • Create a solid communication plan, and make sure that everyone, from management to practitioner, is in on the
    conversation so that they’ll understand what’s being asked of them.
  • Create a team whose only job is to attend to the activities and requirements of CDM to increase your chances for success.

“You’re building a plane and trying to fly it at the same time. You’re resource constrained, as well, so you have the same people doing both those things.”

“The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has done a great job establishing the CDM framework and its associated tools,” says Renee Forney, chief executive officer of the Forney Group. Forney, who is the former deputy chief information officer of Cybersecurity and Enterprise Operations at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), was also at DHS during the development of CDM, so she has a unique perspective on the program and what it’s designed to accomplish.

This is an excerpt from CDM From the Frontlines. The eBook was generously sponsored by Tenable.