CAMPBELL, Calif., Oct. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Agencies are coping with protecting resources and defending against the constant barrage of sophisticated cyberthreats while trying to reduce exposures and improve FISMA scores. To address this challenge, the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program offers a dynamic approach to fortifying the cybersecurity of federal computer networks and systems. In support of the CDM program, ForeScout Technologies is sponsoring two events in the greater Washington, D.C. area.
October 29 - Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner, Va.
ForeScout is sponsoring the Chertoff Group Security Series: "A Shift in Security" event that will provide insightful discussions to explore the challenges and opportunities for successfully implementing continuous monitoring as well as the long-term vision for what's ahead and how this shift in risk management may be incorporated into a standard of care for security. Wallace Sann, federal CTO for ForeScout, will contribute to an afternoon panel on "Putting the Pieces Together: How to Successfully Implement Continuous Monitoring." To register for this event, which is free for government employees, visit http://www.chertoffgroup.com/securityseries.
Immediately following the Chertoff Group event, ForeScout will offer a separate session to continue the discussion on "continuous monitoring." ForeScout is pleased to have the CISO of a large global financial institution share how his organization overcame similar endpoint visibility, access and compliance challenges, including BYOD. Attendees will also be able to see the ForeScout CounterACT solution and learn how it fits into CDM architecture. This is an open, interactive session, but seating is limited. To register for this event visit: http://www2.forescout.com/l/22652/2013-10-18/323b5.
"DHS CDM requires highly interoperable controls to support continuous analysis and remediation. Platforms that enable the integration of best-of-breed solutions in an open framework are good for enterprise, government agencies and solution providers," said Jim Pflaging, managing director of the Chertoff Group and event panel moderator. "As a leading network security platform, we are pleased to have ForeScout among the sponsors of our event."
November 6 - DuPont Circle Hotel, Washington, D.C.
ForeScout is also sponsoring the SANS DHS CDM Award Workshop, which will examine this important government initiative, provide thought leadership around cybersecurity risks, showcase key solution capabilities /customer success stories and facilitate connections with system integrators and solution providers. At this event, Sann will participate in the "Endpoint Monitoring Shootout" moderated by Tony Sager, director of SANS Institute, and with panelists from IBM and Trend Micro. ForeScout will also host a "lunch and learn" on "Dynamic Visibility, Control and Integration - an Architecture Supporting CDM." To register for this event, which is free to government personnel, visit http://www.sans.org/event/sans-dhs-cdm-award-workshop/.
About ForeScout Support for CDM
As part of a comprehensive CDM reference platform on the majority of the winning DHS CDM Award bids, ForeScout CounterACT will help federal agencies improve their cybersecurity posture through its agentless, real-time asset discovery and policy-based remediation capabilities. ForeScout's solution maintains ongoing awareness of network devices, policy violations, vulnerabilities and threats to accelerate an organization's risk management decisions, remediation and reporting processes.
About ForeScout Technologies, Inc.
ForeScout delivers pervasive network security by allowing organizations to continuously monitor and mitigate security exposures and cyberattacks. The company's CounterACT appliance dynamically identifies and assesses all network users, endpoints and applications to provide complete visibility, intelligence and policy-based mitigation of security issues. ForeScout's open ControlFabric platform allows a broad range of IT security products and management systems to share information and automate remediation actions. Because ForeScout's solutions are easy to deploy, unobtrusive, flexible and scalable, they have been chosen by more than 1,500 enterprises and government agencies. Headquartered in Campbell, California, ForeScout offers its solutions through its network of authorized partners worldwide. Learn more at: www.forescout.com.
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