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Threat Based Cybersecurity

What Is DoDCAR / GovCAR?

A threat-based cybersecurity process designed to evaluate cybersecurity readiness and inform architecture choices. The methodology was developed inside the DoD and is now required for analyzing the risk profile of high value assets throughout the federal government. The analysis empowers departments and agencies to make threat-based cyber risk decisions required by Executive Order 13800.

DoDCAR / GovCAR moves away from compliance only focus and instead identifies how well organizations can detect and defeat known threats. The results provide a clear return on investment as each dollar spent should address the most likely and impactful risks to the organization.


Threat Based Cybersecurity

Lighthouse enables customers to automate a threat-based Cybersecurity methodology for DoDCAR and GovCAR. Customers can quickly build situational awareness of protections against the most prevalent threats. SightGain’s patented products include the following add-ons:


Battle Stations Module: Evaluates the security readiness of cybersecurity personnel in relation to anticipated threats on production networks.


Port Authority Module: Enables large organizations and government agencies to continuous validate situational awareness of cybersecurity readiness across their ecosystem and supply chain.

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Key Terrain Module: Analyzes the security readiness of High Value Assets against a variety of threats and relative to other portions of the ecosystem.


Report to the President

“The overall lack of timely threat information means agencies are spending billions of dollars on security capabilities without fully understanding the dangers they’re facing in the digital wild.”

Federal Cybersecurity Risk


Government Accountability Office

DOD Has Not Fully Implemented Key Cyber Hygiene Initiatives and Does Not Know the Extent of Protection

GAO 20-241


What Is The IMPACT Of Using

By using the Cyber Threat Framework, senior leaders will be able to recognize and effectively direct resources to mitigate cybersecurity risks. DoDCAR analysis enabled DoD to save $250M and reduce observed risk by over 55% compared to other alternatives.

Threat Based Cybersecurity

The Cybersecurity and Review process enables organizations to understand their readiness in relation to the most prevalent threats they are facing and prioritize their investments based on those results.

"Lighthouse is exactly what we've been hoping industry would build for Threat Based Security solutions!"

Senior Government Cybersecurity Executive

See how customers reduce risk by 50%+ using Threat Based Security

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