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CDM Training

Welcome to the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Training Program instructor-led and online learning activities page. Here you will find resources to help develop knowledge and understanding about the CDM Program. The resources available on this page are:

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Past Events
Online Learning  

Microlearning Assets

Congressional Interest and Support for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program

This 5-minute video demonstrates the interest from Congress in the CDM program from DHS.  It uses testimony from Representative Gerry Connolly from Virginia's 11th congressional district, Representative John Ratcliffe from Texas's 4th congressional district and Mr. Kevin Cox from the CDM PMO to illustrate the value and benefit of what the CDM program is doing for Federal Agencies.
 
Please note that the video may take 10 to 15 minutes to load and play on Government Furnished Equipment (GFE).
 
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Using the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Dashboard to Combat WannaCry Ransomware

This 15-minute video explains how a Federal Agency can use the CDM dashboard to identify and mitigation system vulnerabilities that are exploited by the WannaCry Ransomware malware.  The video demonstrates tasks that can be carried out in the CDM agency dashboard to manage risks to agency systems and information that might be otherwise taken advantage of by this negative threat.
 
Please note that the video may take 10 to 15 minutes to load and play on Government Furnished Equipment (GFE).

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Vulnerability Management Microlearn Using Drupal

The National Protections and Programs Directorate presents a 10 minute Microlearn on how the CDM program can be used to identify and remediate cybersecurity risks through vulnerability management using Drupal Security Alerts as an example.

Please note that the video may take 10 to 15 minutes to load and play on Government Furnished Equipment (GFE).
 
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Introduction to Creating Queries & Reports Using the Agency Dashboard

Need to learn the basic CDM Agency Dashboard interface? Need to learn how to create custom queries? Then this on demand webinar is for you. During this webinar, you will explore the Agency Dashboard Standard Operating View (SOV) and iViews; learn how to create a custom query; and save a customized query as a report.
The goal of this foundational training webinar is to develop awareness, knowledge, and skills in a key operational piece of the continuous monitoring solution: the CDM Agency Dashboard.

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Creating Measurements & Metrics for Hardware & Software Assets Using the Agency Dashboard

Are you ready to discover if your agencies hardware assets are associated with a FISMA system? Are you ready to use the CDM Agency Dashboard to easily find legacy software?  Learn how to use the CDM Agency Dashboard to create queries specific to finding measurements for hardware and software assets. You will learn to build and run a query (search) to identify the hardware devices not associated to a FISMA container– hardware devices not associated with an authorized FISMA container is an unauthorized device on the network. You will also learn to create a query for finding legacy software on the network – legacy software can be an unauthorized software asset on the network.

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Using the CDM Agency Dashboard to Drive Your Vulnerability Management Work Plan

Learn how to use the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) dashboard and the Agency-Wide Adaptive Risk Enumeration (AWARE) scoring to understand your agencies exposure to vulnerabilities, to determine which vulnerabilities are critical and thus need prioritized mitigation actions, and how to track, manage, and report mitigation progress.

This session will provide participants with an introduction to the following CDM AWARE topics:

  1. Foundational knowledge needed to prepare your agency to use the CDM Dashboard AWARE risk algorithm effectively.
  2. Overview of the CDM AWARE methodology.
  3. How to use AWARE to prioritize mitigation activities to fix the most vulnerable assets first.

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Past Live Events

  • Make Your Federal Risk Indicator Score Drop Like the Fall Leaves: Learn How CDM’s AWARE Scoring Can Help You Reduce Cyber Risk
    September 25, 2018
    12:00 pm EDT to 1:00 pm EDT

    Learn how AWARE works and how it can be used to reduce risks across the federal enterprise. Mr. Dave Otto (FNR) will present a one-hour webinar on AWARE, providing an overview of the scoring methodology behind AWARE and what you need to do to improve your agency’s score. He will also offer insights on how AWARE could evolve as agencies gain more experience with CDM to support information security continuous monitoring policies.

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  • Introduction to Creating Queries and Reports Using the Agency Dashboard
    September 13, 2018
    1:00 pm EDT to 3:00 pm EDT
  • Introduction to Creating Queries and Reports Using the Agency Dashboard
    September 13, 2018
    10:00 am EDT to 12:00 pm EDT
  • Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) - Using ICAM Approaches to Help Reduce the Use and Exploitation of Stolen or Weak Credentials
    August 28, 2018
    12:00 pm EDT to 1:00 pm EDT

    Learn about the importance of ICAM in enterprise wide cybersecurity. Mr. Ross Foard of the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program Management Office (CDM PMO) presented a one-hour webinar on ICAM and a status update on the implementation of CDM Phase 2, “Who’s on the network?”

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  • Overview of the CDM Federal Dashboard: Learn How DHS Will Use Your Agency’s Summary Data to Monitor Cybersecurity Across the Federal Landscape
    July 31, 2018
    12:00 pm EDT to 1:00 pm EDT

    Are you wondering what happens to the summary data that your Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Agency Dashboard feeds up to the Federal Dashboard? Learn how exactly what kind of data DHS analysts will see on the Federal Dashboard and how it improves situational awareness across the federal enterprise to understand risk exposure from critical vulnerabilities being exploited. You’ll also hear about how DHS analysts will soon begin to incorporate cyber threat data into the federal risk indicator score for your agency. Ms. Judy Baltensperger of the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program Management Office (CDM PMO) presents a one-hour webinar on the Federal Dashboard, including some insights on current plans for future upgrades.

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Online Learning

The CDM Training Program has developed a library of online video vignettes, which allow the learner the ability to develop knowledge around key CDM concepts. Please visit the following websites to register for an account and access the video vignette content:
Government employees + contractors – FedVTE 
Non-government personnel – StepFWD 

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