DHS Cyber Monitoring Program Is Shedding Light on Agencies’ Shadow IT

The Homeland Security Department’s signature cybersecurity program is helping agencies discover scores of devices they didn’t know existed within their IT infrastructure, according to the program’s chief.

Launched in 2013, the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program offers agencies a full suite of cyber tools, dashboards and services meant to give them a bird’s-eye view of their digital ecosystem. The program, run by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, is meant to help officials better defend against cyberattacks by increasing visibility into the users, devices, systems and traffic across an agency’s network.

Already, the effort is helping the government shed light its shadow IT, the numerous devices that operate across agencies’ networks without oversight from their IT shops.

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