Key Issues

Every government organization needs to manage technology infrastructure and assets through proper documentation and controlled tracking, ensuring a consistent level of operation under any circumstance. Mandatory policies have been enacted within government organizations to:

The Planet IRM product suite and associated solutions help Government customers:

  • Assure the continuity and viability of Critical Physical and Cyber Infrastructures
  • Analyze dependencies to eliminate any significant vulnerability to both physical and cyber attacks on Critical Infrastructure
  • Identify, isolate, manage and respond expeditiously to detrimental events facing Critical Infrastructure functions and services

In order to facilitate best practices for these organizations, guidelines for such conformity have been established in several areas:

In accordance with the Committee on National Security Systems Instruction (CNSSI) 7003, dated September 2015, compliant Protective Distribution Systems (PDS) should be adopted by September 30, 2018.

Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-8, National Preparedness, describes the way United States Federal agencies should prepare for an critical infrastructure incident. It requires Department of Homeland Security to coordinate with other Federal agencies and with State, local, and Tribal governments to develop a National Preparedness Goal with Emergency management. Congressional laws enacted, following the wake of 9/11, which resulted in new developments in the way security was assessed and addressed in the United States, to prevent and respond to threatened or actual domestic terrorist attacks, disasters, and other emergencies by requiring a national domestic all-hazards preparedness goal. Currently, most government organizations do not have a cohesive database of the elements in their network infrastructure, relying rather on disconnected stovepipe applications such as Visio, Excel and AutoCAD. Planet IRM helps achieve total visualization and a thorough analysis of the entire network infrastructure via Planet’s Infrastructure and Configuration Management System.

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