Centrify, SailPoint Offer Tools for Phase 2 of DHS CDM Program

Centrify and SailPoint Technologies have tools to address the tasks outlined in Phase 2 of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program, according to representatives from the companies and DHS itself.

The CDM program, mandated by the Office of Management and Budget in 2012, provides Federal agencies with tools to identify and address cyber threats. CDM is split into three phases. Priorities in Phase 2 include access control management (TRUST), security-related behavior management (BEHV), credentials and authentication management (CRED), and privileges (PRIV). In a partnership with the General Services Administration (GSA), DHS is acquiring companies on behalf of CDM participants.

“Strong authentication in CRED management is really the measure of success,” said Ross Foard, CDM Phase 2 engineer in DHS’s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C). source