Recorded Future Approved as Effective Solution Across Phase 3 of the Program for Dynamic Monitoring of Security Controls

**BOSTON — DECEMBER 13, 2018** — Recorded Future, the leading threat intelligence company, today announced that it has been approved to deliver critical cyber capabilities in support of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program. Recorded Future delivers relevant, real-time threat intelligence powered by machine learning to lower risk. The company’s patented technology automatically collects and analyzes information and provides invaluable context for better decision making on potential threats.

The CDM program is a cybersecurity program that fortifies the cybersecurity of federal departments and agencies. The CDM program is designed to provide agencies with real capabilities and solutions to monitor vulnerabilities and threats to their network in near real-time. The goal of CDM is to help agencies identify risks, prioritize them based on potential impacts, and enable mitigating the most significant problems first.

CDM Technical Requirements and Recorded Future

Threat intelligence is an integral part of each step in a truly proactive security strategy. As such, the Recorded Future Platform is available on the CDM Approved Product List (APL) for the following Tool Functional Areas (TFA) of the CDM Technical Capabilities Requirements Catalog:

Respond to Contingencies and Incidents (TFA 11)

Recorded Future threat intelligence provides unique insights into the tactics, techniques, and procedures associated with threats. This valuable context is used to limit the impact of an existing attack through early discovery and targeted remediation. Threat intelligence is also used to develop and implement a threat prevention strategy based on known threats targeting agencies.

Manage Operation Security (TFA 15)

Recorded Future helps agencies understand their exposure to risk based on their specific hardware and software solutions, as well as their digital assets. With real-time access to vulnerabilities exploited in the wild, compromised credentials, and IPs, agencies can better understand where to focus resources to reduce risk.

Recorded Future integrates into CDM Phase 3, also referred to as “DEFEND,” and helps agencies to evaluate what exactly is happening on the network. Phase 3 includes capabilities that move beyond asset management to more extensive and dynamic monitoring of security controls, allowing agencies to better prepare for and respond to behavior incidents.

Recorded Future is available to all federal, state, and local government agencies for approved purchase on numerous contract vehicles through Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®. Recorded Future threat intelligence can be seamlessly integrated with several third-party solutions on the APL for a more complete solution.

Integration use cases include:

  • SIEM: Integration with SIEM solutions provides valuable external threat data to find threats faster by correlating with internal network activity data. Rich context for alerts presented directly in the SIEM interface accelerates alert triage and incident response.
  • Incident Response: Threat intelligence integrated into incident response systems in real time provides the necessary context to develop accurate and effective mitigation strategies.

“Carahsoft is thrilled that Recorded Future has been added to the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Approved Products list. Recorded Future’s threat intelligence solution, coupled with its rapidly expanding partner network, will enhance our ability to provide our government customers and resellers with complete solutions that keep defenders ahead of attackers.” — Steve Jacyna, Director of Emerging Technology at Carahsoft

Delivering Value and Return on Investment for Customers

In an IDC White Paper sponsored by Recorded Future, “Organizations React to Security Threats More Efficiently and Cost Effectively with Recorded Future,” IDC concluded that Recorded Future enabled security teams to identify threats to their organizations 10 times faster, while helping to resolve security incidents 63 percent faster when they do occur.

Today, it would take nearly 9,000 analysts, working eight hours a day, five days a week, for 52 weeks per year, to process the same amount of security event data that Recorded Future’s machine analytics can process in the same time frame.

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