On Tuesday, May 22, McAfee will host the 2018 Security Through Innovation Summit at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, D.C. The half-day event will showcase a dynamic lineup of private and public sector experts addressing the key issues central to the future of federal cybersecurity and IT.
This year’s showcase features the latest certified McAfee Security Innovation Alliance (SIA) integration combining McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) 10.3 with TYCHON, an enterprise endpoint management and endpoint detection and response (EDR) technology developed by Tychon LLC (Tychon). This combined solution addresses the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Scorecard mandate, which measures progress on targets set in DoD’s Cybersecurity Discipline Implementation plan released in 2015. The plan identified key tasks related to proper cyber management, such as requiring strong user authentication, removing outdated software and internet-facing web servers that no longer have an operational requirement, and properly aligning networks and information systems.
Of course, all these tasks require resources, and according to the recent McAfee report, Hacking the Skills Shortage, demand for cybersecurity professionals is outpacing the supply of qualified workers. However, nine out of 10 respondents said that cybersecurity technology could help compensate for a skills shortage. The shortage of qualified workers coupled with the vast number of cyber threats facing organizations highlights the need for integrated solutions that achieve more with fewer resources.
In combination with McAfee Policy Auditor, TYCHON provides real-time actionable information needed to populate the complete DoD Cyber Scorecard. The ESM-TYCHON integration enables McAfee customers to visualize the ten threat assessment items presented in the Cyber Scorecard via dynamic dashboards in real-time, including a Summary Dashboard presented by ESM, and a Detail Dashboard powered by TYCHON.
Specifically, the Detail Dashboard presents the status of each of the following:
- Web Server Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
- User Logon
- Host Based Security System (HBSS) Services
- STIG Compliance
- Microsoft Windows Patches
- Linux/OSX Updates
- System Compliance
Together, the McAfee-Tychon integration facilitates effective cyber incident response by providing executive summaries (overall scores) of an organization’s assets (endpoints) and reporting asset benchmark results. The Scorecard can filter data by asset, organizational group, and task results.
Such capabilities provide a critical advantage when organizations must maximize their teams’ abilities to effectively detect threats, reduce risks and ensure compliance. This latest McAfee SIA partner integration with Tychon offers customers a certified, integrated solution that allows them to resolve threats faster with fewer resources.
McAfee recently announced 19 new partners to the McAfee SIA program, and seven newly certified, integrated solutions. This partner ecosystem helps accelerate the development of open and interoperable security products, simplify integration with complex customer environments, and provide a truly integrated, connected security ecosystem to maximize the value of existing customer security investments.
Please visit our McAfee SIA page for more information on program partners, certified solutions, and membership details.
Please visit Tychon for more information on the TYCHON technology.
Please visit our Security Through Innovation Summit site for more information on this week’s public sector IT event.