IBM recently announced its security software and services offering will be part of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program. The CDM program has a value of up to $6 billion and will provide specialized Information Technology (IT) tools and Continuous Monitoring as a Service (CMaaS) to combat cyber threats in the civilian and “.gov” networks including various network endpoints and mobile devices.
Through the CDM Program, agencies will have the ability to leverage IBM consulting services as well security intelligence software including IBM Security Endpoint Manager, IBM Security Appscan and IBM Security QRadar.
“This award from DHS demonstrates that IBM’s $4 billion investment in cyber security and security analytics research puts IBM in a unique position to help government agencies meet evolving cyber security threats,” said Anne Altman, general manager of IBM U.S. Federal. “IBM will draw from our decades of experience working with federal agencies and worldwide clients and our own internal experience in securing the worldwide networks used by our 400,000 plus employees.”
IBM’s software technologies will help secure the thousands of endpoints on vulnerable networks as well as integrating “threat and event data” in real time.
State and local agencies can also benefit from the CDM Program leveraging the buying power and consistency offered by the program. The CDM Program will help transform the way Federal and other government entities manage their cyber networks through strategically sourced tools and services and enhances the ability of government entities to strengthen the posture of their cyber networks.