Analysis: Cybersecurity’s Double-Edged Sword

New guidelines requiring continuous monitoring of federal networks are based on a wealth of real-world experience and highlight the necessity of using new tools to push agencies’ cyber defenses to the next level. As envisioned in guidance released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology in June 2010, continuous monitoring enables organizations to proactively identify security issues that can be mitigated or plugged in advance of cyber intrusions or attacks.In the dynamic and ever-changing networks in which agencies operate, continuous monitoring simply can’t be performed manually; it must be supported by software that provides powerful new weapons for defending against and thwarting attacks.

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