Swimlane announced that its cloud-scale, low-code security automation is being adopted by major U.S. government agencies to improve overall cybersecurity effectiveness while meeting the requirements of Executive Orders M-22-09 and M-21-31 recently published.
The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), along with executive orders from the Biden administration, have mandated several new security guidelines regarding Zero Trust, Logging and Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR). These government-wide programs have an immediate impact on the expectations and roadmaps of public sector organizations and the safety programs of their constituent organizations.
Swimlane Security Automation provides a centralized system of record and SOAR capabilities that help agencies meet these requirements while gaining greater visibility into their operations through consolidated analytics, real-time dashboards and reports on the entire security infrastructure.
U.S. public sector agencies have until the end of fiscal year 2024 to implement SOAR technology as part of adopting the Zero Trust principles set out by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in January. The memorandum refers to the implementation of security automation capabilities as a “practical necessity”.
“As the number of false alarms and real threats grow, agencies need an easy-to-navigate solution that allows them to integrate their entire security stack and automate essential manual tasks to ensure their security,” said Cody Cornell, co-founder and chief strategy officer, Swimlane, who previously held positions at the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
Cornell continued, “Swimlane’s low-code security automation platform can serve as a critical foundation to meet these Zero Trust requirements by becoming the security system of record, meaning agencies can track and seamlessly automate security processes, cases, and reports from a single, customizable interface. . This complete visibility allows them to overcome resource constraints and respond to threats more quickly.
While Zero Trust relies on an agency’s ability to successfully standardize user authentication and ensure that every access attempt is validated before granting access to the organization’s network, agencies Federal agencies are also tasked with mitigating an ever-increasing number of security alerts, disconnected tools, and complex processes.
Regulating access at such a granular level is an extremely complex process. To be successful, security teams must have confidence in the decisions they make when managing their environments. That’s why it’s crucial to have access to an end-to-end security automation solution that gives security teams complete visibility and orchestration that can extend beyond the Security Operations Center (SOC) .
Swimlane works with many federal and public sector partners, like Merlin Cyber, to deliver a powerful platform that can help agencies solve even the most sophisticated security challenges. According to Merlin Cyber’s 2022 State of Federal Zero Trust Maturity Survey, more than 70% of federal agencies are aggressively adopting Zero Trust principles.
“Adopting zero trust policies is most effective when done in conjunction with security automation,” said Miguel Sian, senior vice president of technology at Merlin Cyber. “As government agencies seek to take greater steps to secure their attack surface and maximize incident response, Swimlane’s platform is flexible enough to support use cases beyond SOAR. traditional makes it an important asset.”
Agencies interested in learning more about Swimlane security orchestration, automation, and response to meet executive orders and government tariffs, please request a demo here.