How Splunk is Supporting the Federal CDM Program: Part 2

SplunkGov LogoWhen I last posted about Splunk and the federal Continuous Diagnostics and Migration (CDM) program, it was just kicking into high gear. In the year since, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and General Service Agency (GSA) have awarded five task orders to four companies to cover Phase 1 of the CDM program. I am extremely happy to announce Splunk Enterprise was selected by each of these companies to serve as the data integration solution.

While Phase 1 focused on what is on the network, Phase 2 examines who is using the network. The four functional tool areas of CDM Phase 2 — TRUST, BEHAVE, CRED and PRIV — will be deployed to verify trust levels, training, credentials and access …

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How Splunk Is Supporting the Federal CDM Program: Part 1

SplunkGov LogoThe Federal Government’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program is one of the most important and widely discussed cybersecurity initiatives. In the face of high-profile breaches and increasingly sophisticated hackers, the CDM program is positioned to become more valuable as legislators pressure agencies to strengthen defensive capabilities. By 2017, the program aims to provide Federal Departments and Agencies (D/As) with the tools to strengthen network security and maintain a heightened risk awareness and assessment capability to rapidly respond to threats.

The CDM program covers 15 continuous diagnostic capabilities and is divided into three distinct phases. The first phase focuses on endpoint integrity and the management of enterprise assets, the second centers on user privileges and behavior and the third phase …

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Splunk Cloud and AWS GovCloud (US): A Happy Union

B_GSiiLXIAAU1wsMore and more government agencies and U.S. companies are turning to the flexible, scalable and cost-effective option of cloud computing. While some are still taking a cautious approach with the cloud, we’re hearing more often than not, that IT managers recognize the value cloud has to offer. That’s why we’re excited to announce that Splunk Cloud, our Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based operational intelligence platform, is now available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud (US). Now, government agencies and U.S. customers can securely harness the power of Operational Intelligence from machine-generated data through Splunk Cloud available on AWS GovCloud (US).

What is AWS GovCloud (US)?
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As described in more detail in the AWS FAQs, AWS GovCloud (US) is an isolated …

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