Continuous Monitoring Becoming a Buzzword

Friday - 7/9/2010, 10:46am EDT

The so-called "continuous monitoring" of systems is becoming a hot topic in government. That's because under federal guidelines, agencies must report how they protect their information systems, plus, agencies are now required to submit real-time data about the state of their networks.

Continuous monitoring doesn't mean systems have to be watched every minute. Even now, some agencies are able to monitor their systems through international networks at least once a day.