The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has issued its draft practice guide entitled “IT Asset Management” designed for the financial sector.

The comment period for the guide is open through January 8, 2016, and comments can be submitted online or via email.

The guide, developed by NCCoE engineers, “allows an organization to centrally monitor and gain deeper insight into their entire IT asset portfolio with an automated platform.” The example solution “gives companies the ability to track, manage, and report on information assets throughout their entire life cycle. This can ultimately increase Cybersecurity resilience by enhancing the visibility of assets, identifying vulnerable assets, enabling faster response to security alerts, revealing which applications a are actually being used, and reducing help desk response times.”

We are all fortunate to have these bright NCCoE engineers working for us. If you are a CIO or CISO in the financial services industry or a contractor to the financial services industry, consider taking a look at the guide and offering your comments.