ISSUE BRIEF

Continuous Monitoring: Real-time Testing and Validation of Security Measures

After Congress re-wrote the Federal Information Systems Management Act (FISMA) in 2010, it gave all federal agencies a deadline of September 30, 2012 to implement continuous monitoring software into their network security portfolio. As cyber attacks continue to grow, reaching a new high in 2011 according to OMB, federal agencies need every bit of leverage they can get in cyberspace.

Read this Government Business Council report to learn:
How your agency can use continuous monitoring to address known vulnerabilities and discover new weaknesses
Why the Obama administration listed continuous monitoring as a top priority in FY2011
Options to implement continuous monitoring at your agency

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