1) APA 6th Ed format (to include introduction and conclusion)
2) Due 9 April
3) 5 Pages minimum (not including title page and APA references)
4) Minimum of 5 References (including the 4 provided/uploaded)
Continuous monitoring is a critical part of the risk management process. “Continuous monitoring is ongoing observance with intent to provide warning. A continuous monitoring capability is the ongoing observance and analysis of the operational states of systems to provide decision support regarding situational awareness and deviations from expectations.” —Source: Keith Willett (MITRE) in support of the National Security Agency.
“Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) is defined as maintaining ongoing awareness of information security, vulnerabilities, and threats to support organizational risk management decisions.” —NIST.
Organizations should establish, implement, and maintain ISCM. ISCM should be a recursive process as its monitoring strategy is continually refined so that ISCM is a robust system. Tiered organization-wide ISCM framework and dynamic ISCM processes are proposed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Please scan through the important framework and processes in the following article. Its Appendix D “Technologies for Enabling ISCM” provides some technical and managerial details and examples.
Charles, Kellep (2018). Continuous Monitoring : Academic Paper. Retrieved from https://securityorb.com/general-security/continuous-monitoring-academic-paper/
NIST (2011). Information Security — Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) for Federal Information Systems and Organizations. National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-137. (attached/uploaded)
Oniha, A., Weaver, G., Arnold, C. and Shreck, T. (2017). Information security continuous monitoring. Journal of Cyber Security and Information Systems. 5(1). https://www.csiac.org/journal-article/information-security-continuous-monitoring-iscm/
Mell, P., Waltermire, D., Feldman, L., Booth, H., Ouyang, A., Ragland, Z., & McBride, T. (2012). CAESARS framework extension: an enterprise continuous monitoring technical reference model (attached Uploaded)
After reading the above articles, please write a 5-page paper (to include introduction and conclusion) titled: “Information Security Continuous Monitoring—Challenges and Solutions ” in APA format
In addition, answer/address the following topics in the paper:
· The importance of continuous monitoring of information systems.
· The technical and managerial challenges of continuous monitoring.
· The technical and managerial solutions to continuous monitoring, including framework, processes, etc.