Tag Archives: data protection

Okta’s Habib Hourani: TIC 3.0 Guidance, Adaptive Security Model Help Agencies Protect Cloud IT Environments

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Habib Hourani, a solutions engineer at San Francisco-based identity management services provider Okta (Nasdaq: OKTA), said the U.S. government is building policy around cloud computing platforms and an example of that is the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s issuance of the Trusted Internet Connections 3.0 Interim Telework Guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Micro Focus’ David Wray: Data Correlation, Aggregation Methods Could Support AI-Based Insight Generation Process

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David Wray, chief technology officer at Micro Focus Government Solutions, said agencies seeking to remove irrelevant information, glean key insights and improve mission outcomes can use advanced data aggregation and correlation techniques coupled with artificial intelligence.

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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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DHS Adds Sepio Rogue Device Mitigation Tech to Approved Product List; Suzan Zimmerman Quoted

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The Department of Homeland Security has placed the rogue device mitigation platform of Sepio Systems, a leader in RDM, on its list of approved products for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program. Suzan Zimmerman, a member of Sepio’s board and CEO of Strategic Capture Group, said the platform is the only product on DHS' APL that offers RDM capabilities.

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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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Thales’ Nick Jovanovic: Data Protection Should Be a Shared Responsibility Between Agencies, Cloud Providers

Nick Jovanovic, vice president of federal business for cloud protection and licensing activity at Thales, discussed in an interview on CyberWire’s Daily Podcast about federal agencies migrating sensitive data to the cloud and the gap such a move leaves in terms of security responsibility as highlighted in the company’s 2019 Thales Data Threat Report – Federal Edition.

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Virtustream’s Michelle Rudnicki: Agencies Should Assess Potential Challenges Prior to Cloud Migration

Michelle Rudnicki, vice president of public sector at Virtustream, has said agencies planning to transition mission-critical applications to the cloud as part of information technology modernization should understand first the potential barriers.

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Thales: Gov’t Digital Transformation Poses Risk as Data Protection Takes Backseat; Nick Jovanovic Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 17, 2019 — A Thales report on data threats states that less than a third of federal agencies utilize data encryption even as a majority run their sensitive data on blockchain, cloud, internet of things and other “digitally transformative” technology environments, ExecutiveBiz reported May 1. The …

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Thales’ Nick Jovanovic: Encryption, Access Control Key to Drive Data Security Efforts

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 30, 2019 — Nick Jovanovic, vice president of the federal division of Thales‘ eSecurity business, said best practices such as encryption and access control will work to help federal agencies bolster efforts to protect data and counter identity theft, ExecutiveBiz reported April 17. Jovanovic wrote in …

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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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