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Continuous Asset Evaluation, Situational Awareness, and Risk Scoring Reference Architecture Report

Federal Network Resilience is proud to announce the release of the Continuous Asset Evaluation, Situational Awareness, and Risk Scoring Reference Architecture Report (CAESARS) (PDF - 105 pages, 2.21 MB).

Collaborating with the Departments of State, Justice, and Treasury, the Department of Homeland Security has developed the Continuous Asset Evaluation, Situational Awareness and Risk Scoring reference architecture. As an architectural reference, CAESARS represents a solution for making assessments on a continuous or nearly continuous basis--this is a prerequisite for moving IT security management from isolated assessments that support infrequent authorization decisions to continuous risk management as described in the current federal guidance of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Office of Management and Budget mandates.

The CAESARS approach provides a means of monitoring security controls and focusing staff efforts on those controls most likely to enhance the agency's information security posture.

Last Published Date: January 14, 2013
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