Fidelis Cybersecurity’s Craig Harber: Agencies Should Embrace Automation to Address CDM Program Goals

Craig Harber
Craig Harber

Craig Harber, chief technology officer of Fidelis Cybersecurity, said he believes that agencies can improve compliance with the Department of Homeland Security's Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program through automation and network visibility.

He wrote in a guest piece for Nextgov published Friday agencies should have a “comprehensive view of their cyber terrain," an understanding of where sensitive data is located and knowledge of adversary tactics.

Harber noted that an automated process can help an agency prevent data leakage while rapid detection platforms can support payload and network traffic analysis, endpoint forensics and network traffic analysis as part of cybersecurity efforts.

“As adversaries grow increasingly advanced and target an ever-widening attack surface, federal agencies need solutions that detect and empower hunting for real threats, as well as prioritizing the right responses—as opposed to floods of alerts that ultimately slow down response times and overall effectiveness,” he said.

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