The book includes insights from the following experts:
- Michele Thomas, U.S. Department of Transportation, Chief Information Security Officer, Foresight and Information Sharing – The Keys to CDM Success >>
- Mark Weatherford, vArmour, Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, Long-Term Goals Guide CDM Success >>
- Jeremiah Clifton, Information Security Architect, Major U.S. city, Emphasizing Risk Over Compliance Is A Challenging But Necessary Change >>
- Josh Canary, Touchstone Technology, Partner, Focus on the Future to Achieve CDM Success >>
- Renee Forney, U.S. Department of Energy, Deputy CIO of Cybersecurity and Enterprise Operations, The Right Resources Ensure CDM Success >>
- Kevin Sanchez-Cherry, US Department of Transportation, Cybersecurity Policy, Architecture and Training Lead, Training – The Overlooked Imperative For Successful CDM >>
- Jim Piché, GSA FEDSIM, Homeland Sector Director, CDM Implementations Work Best With Strong Agency – Integrator Partnership >>
- Steven Hernandez, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, OIG Chief Information Security Officer, Manage For Security Now – And In The Future >>
- Brian Zeitz, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, CISO, Scale Makes A Difference in CDM Implementations >>
- Ismael Valenzuela, Principal McAfee, Engineer, Move Beyond Vulnerability Detection And Mitigation To Actively Hunt Threats >>
CDM From The Frontlines was generously sponsored by Tenable.
The CDM program, established by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2013, is designed to help governmental agencies take an enterprise approach to cybersecurity. In other words, it is designed to help them map hardware and software assets, harden configurations and settings, and continuously monitor boundaries. For some government agencies, the move to CDM hasn’t been easy.
In an effort to pull together strategies and best practices for successful CDM rollouts, we reached out to 10 cybersecurity experts who have either actively been involved with the CDM program or have consulted with agencies as they moved through the phases of CDM. We asked these professionals the following questions:
Federal agencies have been working hard to comply with each phase of DHS’s CDM program. Have you encountered challenges? If so, how have you overcome them? What best practices or advice would you like to share that led to your greatest successes with the program?
The insight in the pages that follow covers everything from planning a rollout to creating a strong foundation and changing cultural beliefs. These experts agree that CDM is a valuable program, and we hope you’ll find the wisdom collected here helps you move smoothly and successfully through its phases.