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GovCon Expert Chuck Brooks: Three Steps for Protecting Data in the Public and Private Sectors

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The information technology landscape has greatly evolved in recent years. The new reality is that almost all of our critical infrastructures operate in a digital environment, including the health care, transportation, communications, financial, and energy industries. The digital transformation has brought both challenges and new solutions to protecting data wherever it may reside. Three steps needed to protect data are 1) the use of comprehensive risk management frameworks, 2) employing full pervasive “everywhere” encryption, and 3) and operating in secure, transparent, and optimized cloud hybrid cloud environments. 

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Salesforce’s Matt Goodrich: Evolving Cloud Security Helps Agencies Improve Citizen Service Delivery

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Matt Goodrich, principal solutions engineer at Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), has said the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program sets a standardized approach to cloud security in the federal government and its continuous evolution has resulted in agencies starting to realize that the cloud offers better security. Goodrich wrote that agencies now see security as a fundamental part of the development process from the beginning and their level of trust in cloud deployments enables them to quickly develop applications designed to support the needs of employees and citizens.

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General Dynamics Unit Adds Bitglass Tech to Cloud Access Security Broker Platform

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 6, 2019 — A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) business unit has partnered with Bitglass in an effort to integrate cloud access security broker platforms designed to deliver zero-day data protection to government and other customers, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Under an original equipment manufacturer agreement, General Dynamics …

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Zscaler’s Stephen Kovac: FedRAMP, Trusted Internet Connections Initiative Key to Government Cloud Security

Stephen Kovac, vice president of global government and compliance at Zscaler (Nasdaq: ZS), has said agencies that aim to create secure cloud environments should merge controls under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program and the Trusted Internet Connections initiative. “Users should be able to access the cloud via a …

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Cisco Cloud Security Platform Earns FedRAMP Moderate-Level ATO; Nick Michaelides Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 9, 2018 — Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO) has secured a moderate-level authority to operate under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program for its Cloudlock cloud security product, ExecutiveBiz reported. Nick Michaelides, vice president of U.S. federal sales at Cisco and a 2018 Wash100 recipient, wrote in …

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AWS Adds Booz Allen Under Partner Network Security Competency Status

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 22, 2018 — Amazon Web Services has designated Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) part of its AWS Partner Network Security Competency roster for the latter’s work to develop cloud-based products designed to support customer security projects, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Booz Allen said Thursday the APN Security Competency status …

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Engility Joins Nonprofit Alliance in Push for Cloud Security Best Practices

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 14, 2017 — Engility (NYSE: EGL) plans to leverage its Cloud Ascend platform in efforts to drive security strategies for cloud computing environments as a new member of the Cloud Security Alliance, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday it will also work to bring cybersecurity and enterprise …

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