Company Positioned as a Prime Contractor for $6 Billion Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program
IBM has announced that its industry-leading security software and services offering will be part of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program.
The CDM Program will provide specialized information Technology (IT) tools and Continuous Monitoring as a Service (CMaaS) to combat cyber threats in the civilian and “.gov” networks including various network endpoints and mobile devices.
The CDM Program moves the nation’s networks to a more real-time approach for the combat of advanced threats from the current legacy historical compliance reporting model. Read more about this $6 billion program.
In response to the growing technical skills gap revealed by IBM’s 2012 Tech Trends study, and to help professionals and students learn more about cyber security best practices, IBM rolled out the largest expansion of its Academic Initiative to date earlier this month. For the first time, IBM will offer access to pre-packaged curriculum and training resources on IT security, helping students understand enterprise challenges, do in-depth analysis of trends uncovered in the IBM X-Force report, and gain market-ready cyber security skills.
Check out this podcast to hear Dan Hauenstein, a global lead on IBM’s skills programs, discuss how these new initiatives in cyber security and other advanced technologies will help to solve the global skills epidemic. http://bit.ly/XK6uiF