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Sep 27, 2023

Speaking at The House of Representatives Homeland Security Subcommittee for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection

Brian Gumbel Speaking at The House of Representatives

Last week along with other key members of the cybersecurity and integrator community, I had the honor of participating in an important hearing at the House of Representatives Homeland Security Subcommittee for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection. I shared my insight, perspective, and recommendations for a more aligned and impactful use of Federal resources. As the threat landscape and attack surface continues to grow, what worked well yesterday, and even today, will certainly not suffice in the new era of converged technologies. The expansion of the attack surface, combined with the rapid evolution in technology, demands a new holistic and forward thinking approach.

Protecting our homeland from cyber criminals and nation state attacks takes a “whole of nation approach” which calls for even more Public Private partnerships. It was encouraging to see our elected officials look beyond today and solicit private sector feedback from innovative industry leaders to help prepare not only for the threats of today, but for those that are bound to come tomorrow.

Armis’ perspective on the need to have full visibility and contextual intelligence of ALL assets in an environment resonated with many members of the committee. Hearing firsthand how our elected officials work to ensure key agencies such as CISA are supported in their mission encourages us all to challenge the status quo. What worked in the past may not work in the future, and our adversaries are moving at the speed of NOW as should we!

We discussed the need to align key funded programs to Executive Orders (EOs) and Binding Operational Directives (BODs). We need to go beyond what has been provided in successful legacy programs and contracts, to account for this expanding attack surface and the exponential growth of converged technologies that include IT/IoT/OT/IoMT.

We also discussed the need to create an environment where innovative companies and solutions can thrive and become part of this important mission. Legacy solutions cannot address the inherent risks that come with not having full visibility and contextual intelligence of all assets. Only then can we identify the dependence and interdependence of each and as such discover any vulnerabilities that may exist within every environment. Collecting and correlating alerts and data works best IF you are including ALL assets.

Innovative cloud offerings provide rapid deployment, scalability and access to a powerful knowledge base, and brings automation that reduces the time for security personnel to assess vulnerabilities and respond. These innovative solutions help to address the large visibility gap that exists in most environments. It also brings efficiency and a level of simplicity to complex cybersecurity frameworks.

At Armis, our AI-driven Asset Intelligence Engine, Armis Centrix™, sees, secures, protects and manages billions of assets around the world in real time. Our seamless, frictionless, cloud-based platform proactively mitigates all cyber asset risks, remediates vulnerabilities, blocks threats, and protects your entire attack surface. We integrate into existing security frameworks to assist our customers in getting more from their toolsets.

Our public sector customers include large States, Agencies, Counties and Municipalities, Federal Contractors, Healthcare environments, Energy and Critical Infrastructure installations. Our commercial business spans the globe and includes almost half of the Fortune 500. As THE leading Asset Intelligence Cybersecurity company, our customers benefit from a powerful and streamlined approach to asset management that enables them to stay on top of their inventory. As such, they can quickly uncover and eliminate gaps and optimize their IT network security, while defining policies to enforce security controls on devices. This approach ensures compliance with regulations and industry standards. We help solve problems by giving unique, actionable, cyber intelligence that detects and addresses real-time threats across the entire asset attack surface.

I could not help but feel pride in our nation’s commitment to protecting critical assets. Armis looks forward to assisting CISA and other agencies in creating a forward leaning cybersecurity posture that brings a level of situational awareness that helps teams make timely and impactful decisions. By joining forces to strategically plan for tomorrow, we can forge an unyielding cybersecurity framework that empowers organizations and agencies to wholeheartedly dedicate themselves to their noble mission of serving others.

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