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Dec 20, 2014



January Quarterly Meeting


The definition of insider threats is vast, ranging from malicious intent to unintentional – so how can agencies spot an insider threat before it becomes a problem? Join the Cyber Security Exchange for a quarterly meeting on Wednesday, January 28 from 8 - 10 a.m. at The City Club of Washington at Columbia Square to discuss how Federal agencies are looking to guard against these threats.


Complimentary breakfast meeting is open to government attendees. To RSVP please email Jennifer Leidenberger at or (703) 883-9000 ext. 155.




Defeating APTs: How Can Agencies Change the Game?


Increasingly formidable and ferocious, Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) represent a unique risk to government data – and the problem is growing worse. The new MeriTalk white paper to discover what Feds need to know about APTs – detection and extraction – as well as the steps agencies can take to prevent network infiltration. Download white paper.


Continuous Monitoring News



Who’s winning and who’s falling behind? Check out our new CDM news page to keep up on continuous monitoring news as it happens, from task orders to implementation, and beyond.


CDM: Under the Hood


Continuous Monitoring and the related DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program are a critical piece of the government push for improved cyber security assessments in 2014 and beyond. Take a look under the hood in our new report to see who’s doing what, progress made, and the challenges to date for the implementation of CDM. Click here for the full report.



 CDM & Eggs Breakfast Series


CDM & Eggs


The first government-focused CDM & Eggs breakfast took place Thursday, July 31 at the City Club in Washington, D.C. If you have any questions, contact Jennifer Leidenberger at or (703) 883-9000 ext. 155.  Stay tuned for details on our next meeting.


June 2014 Cyber Security Brainstorm



The second annual MeriTalk Cyber Security Brainstorm took place on Wednesday, June 18 from 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Click here to see photos from the event. For more information, please contact Jennifer Leidenberger at (703) 883-9000 ext. 155 or


Stay up to date on the latest cyber security news.


Look under the hood in our new report to see how the roll out of CDM is going.


The FedRAMP OnRAMP provides transparency into the certification process.

Is CDM making Uncle Sam's cyber security safer? Find out in Steve O'Keeffe's "My Cup of IT" blog here.



Check out the blog from Bill Glanz, a new contributor to MeriTalk, here.

Read about cyber security from our affiliate, OTFL here.