March 1, 2018

Cybersecurity Analytics and Insights Helping Government Agencies

Stacey Winn

Digital transformation has driven unprecedented connectivity throughout government agencies. Users want to work in dynamic applications that might reside on premises, in the cloud or in a hybrid environment. They also expect to access data, including Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), from anywhere – and from any type of device.

These trends have presented many challenges in securing and protecting information. Perhaps nowhere is this more evident than within the US Federal Government as Agencies work to modernize infrastructure, technology, approaches and methods around cybersecurity. The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program was established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to assist Agencies with this transformation and modernization.

As mentioned in December, Forcepoint is actively focused on solutions that enable data security during and after this transformation. To help our customers protect sensitive data on all networks, particularly Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), Forcepoint’s human-centric security paradigm focuses on how behavior analytics provides better visibility to anomalous behavior. Working with our customers, a few thematic questions rise to the top when considering how to unleash the power of security analytics and the insights that it can bring:

  • What if you had unprecedented insight into what was happening on your endpoints?
  • What if you could identify risky behavior, such as sources of data exfiltration, malicious or compromised users, and negative or illicit behavior?  
  • What if you could automate policy actions that deliver against these scenarios, and customize the actions down to the risk level of the user – drastically reducing the quantity of alerts requiring investigation? 

Through CDM Phase Three, Agencies can easily explore these next level data loss prevention, user and entity behavioral analytics, and risk adaptive protection solutions with capabilities that:

  • Identify cybersecurity risks on an ongoing basis
  • Prioritize these risks based upon potential impacts
  • Help to enable cybersecurity personnel to mitigate the most significant problems first.

Forcepoint is committed to helping our customers understand how, why, and when peoples’ interactions with data, especially CUI, create risk – for either themselves or the Agencies in which they work. The intersection of users, data and networks is becoming increasingly important within cybersecurity, and we are tuning our portfolio of solutions to address this intersection – the human point.

Stacey Winn

Stacey Winn is a Sr Manager with Forcepoint’s Global Government & Critical Infrastructure team. She has more than 20 years of experience in the software development industry, the majority of that time focusing on cross domain and cybersecurity solutions for global government customers. Ms...

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