Implementing Continuous Monitoring

Man with telescope(December 1, 2011) — In a discussion about implementing continuous monitoring, John M Gilligan explained, “The problem with FISMA is we need triage, not comprehensive medical care.”

According to Gilligan, an analogy of the “old” FISMA implementation:  an ambulance shows up at the emergency room with a bleeding patient.  The hospital gives inoculations for flu, tetanus, shingles and vaccination updates.  It then tests for communicable diseases, high blood pressure and cholesterol, plus eye and hearing exams.  At some point doctors address the bleeding…

Meanwhile, the patient is bleeding to death!


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