The Customs and Border Protection agency recently announced an official 2020-2025 strategy to accomplish their mission to “protect the American people and facilitate trade and travel.”
The strategy comprises only three goals, one of which is to invest in technology and partnerships to confront emerging threats. This includes an IT Infrastructure that provides fast and reliable access to resilient, secure infrastructure to streamline CBP work.
So, of everything CBP wants to accomplish in the next five years, delivering a resilient, secure infrastructure is right near the top.
Both Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report and Crowdstrike’s Global Threat Report agree that more than 90 percent of intrusions are due to failures in basic, continuous cyber fundamentals. These include patching, ensuring network devices are deployed securely, and firewall rules and access control lists enforce the network segmentation you intended.
These cybersecurity fundamentals can be tedious and repetitive, but they are the foundation of security and beyond that, cyber resilience.
Cyber resilience has three parts:
- Being hard to hit
- Having the ability to detect immediately
- Responding rapidly.
RedSeal is a solution purpose built to improve and track resilience.
We give you a way to measure resilience and improve the security of your infrastructure.
RedSeal’s cyber terrain analytics platform identifies cyber defensive gaps, runs continuous virtual penetration tests to measure readiness, and helps an organization capture a map of its entire network infrastructure. The RedSeal platform delivers continuous monitoring through the collection and correlation of change, configuration assessment and vulnerability exposure information. Turning these capabilities into cyber resilience measurements gives managers, boards of directors and executive management the understandable and actionable security metrics they need to drive towards digital resilience.
Cyberattack surfaces and complexity are only expanding as all commercial, US government and DOD networks modernize and move to cloud and software defined networks (SDN). Automating the basics so organizations and departments can be digitally resilient continuously in the face of an attack has never been more necessary.
To ensure its IT infrastructure is resilient and secure as it is rolled out, the CBP needs to focus on mastering the cyber fundamentals and measuring that progress by deploying RedSeal’s cyber terrain analytics platform. Click here to learn more.