Cameron Chehreh,Â chief technology officer ofÂ Dell EMCâ€™s federal business,Â has said new technology platforms have emerged that work to help federal agencies build up their cyber â€œdefensive posturesâ€ through endpoint protection, GCN reported Tuesday.
Chehreh cited Dell EMCâ€™s adoption of a technology tool in RSAâ€™s Archer dashboards designed to detect anomalies in empirical data through risk management and continuous monitoring and the companyâ€™s efforts to help government clients detect potential network intrusions through its collaboration with endpoint security firm Cylance.
â€œThese technologies, coupled with deeper threat intelligence, are creating greater situational awareness within agencies,â€ he said.
He also discussed how the traditional procurement process in the public sector impedes technology upgrades and innovation.
â€œThe government simply cannot access tech at the pace of innovation, and thus innovations pass and vulnerabilities are exposed,â€ he said.
â€œThere is a large disconnect between the ability to fight cyber threats and the government’s ability to acquire the needed tools quickly.â€
Chehreh also noted how open-source and containment technologies can help stop the â€œprogression of the cyber kill chainâ€ while enabling applications to run in a secure virtual environment.