Leveraging Information Security Continuous Monitoring to Enhance Cybersecurity

Tina Alsadhan, Joon S. Park

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Abstract

Cyber attacks against U.S. Federal information systems are relentless and increasingly sophisticated. The probability for grave damage continues to escalate despite the efforts and significant resources expended. The detection, analysis, and prioritization of cybersecurity vulnerabilities, threats, and the status of the effectiveness of cybersecurity protection measures is needed within minutes to reduce or eliminate compromise and the associated debilitating consequences. Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) leverages technology to evolve from compliance-focused cybersecurity to data-driven risk management. ISCM enables real-time or near-real-time cyber situational awareness to be responsive to the explosive rates of vulnerabilities, persistent threats, and determined enemies. Despite the promises of ISCM, Federal government agencies continue to face challenges in achieving effective ISCM. Therefore, as part of our ongoing research, in this paper we discuss the need for ISCM and its current status, analyze its challenges for cybersecurity, and propose the future strategies to leverage ISCM for cybersecurity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2021 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence, CSCI 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages753-759
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781665458412
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Event2021 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence, CSCI 2021 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Dec 15 2021Dec 17 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2021 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence, CSCI 2021

Conference

Conference2021 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence, CSCI 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period12/15/2112/17/21

Keywords

  • continuous diagnostics and mitigation
  • continuous monitoring
  • cybersecurity
  • ISCM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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