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Splunk’s Kevin Davis: Automated Data Mgmt Tools Can Help Agencies Address Compliance Challenges

Kevin Davis, vice president for public sector at Splunk (Nasdaq: SPLK), has said government agencies seeking to comply with cybersecurity policies and data protection regulations should deploy a platform that works to automate the collection and analysis of large volumes of data. Davis wrote that implementing an automated system for compliance monitoring could …

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Ex-FTC Commissioner Julie Brill to Join Microsoft as Privacy, Regulatory Affairs Corporate VP, Deputy General Counsel

Julie Brill, former commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, has been named corporate vice president and deputy general counsel for privacy and regulatory affairs at Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT). Brill will directly report to Brad Smith, president and chief legal officer at Microsoft, and will begin her new position by the …

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HyTrust’s John De Santis: Agencies Should Adopt Platforms for Security Policy Enforcement

John De Santis, chairman and CEO of HyTrust, has said government agencies should adopt a strategic approach to security when moving to the cloud through the implementation of security platforms and controls that work to “enforce security policy” against cyber threats. “By deploying software to continuously enforce policies in real time, …

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HPE CTO Rob Roy Lists 5 Federal Govt Cybersecurity Priorities for 2017

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 10, 2017 — Rob Roy, chief technology officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise‘s (NYSE: HPE) U.S. federal cybersecurity team, has highlighted five cybersecurity areas that he believes the federal government should focus on in 2017, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The cyber workforce, industry partnerships, acquisition and modernization of information technology, …

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Symantec’s Robert Potter: Agencies Should Address Security Gaps Through Cyber Resilience

Robert Potter, vice president of Americas sales at Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC), has said that government agencies should develop cyber resilience plans in an effort to mitigate problems and address security gaps associated with the integration of new technology platforms into the infrastructure. Potter wrote that agencies should start addressing such …

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Patrice Caine: Thales Closes $424M Buy of Vormetric in Cyber Market Push

Thales Group has closed its acquisition of San Jose, California-based data protection technology vendor Vormetric after the French conglomerate obtained regulatory clearance for the estimated $424 million transaction. Patrice Caine, CEO of Thales, said in a statement issued Thursday the company will integrate Vormetric into its e-Security business in a push to help organizations secure …

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Carahsoft to Offer Dataguise Tech to Public Sector; Michael Shrader Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 11, 2015 — Carahsoft Technology will offer Dataguise‘s DgSecure data protection technology to government agencies via its General Services Administration schedule contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Dataguise said Tuesday DgSecure works to protect sensitive information at the data level amid threats arising from the increased adoption of cloud and big …

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Thales to Buy Data Security Firm Vormetric for $400M; Patrice Caine Comments

Thales has agreed to purchase San Jose, California-based security firm Vormetric for approximately $400 million as the companies seek to further their enterprise data protection initiatives. The transaction is subject to customary closing terms and is scheduled to close in the first quarter of 2016, Thales said Monday. Patrice Caine, CEO of …

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BMC Gets EU Approval for Data Privacy, Protection Software

TYSONS CORNER, VA September 25, 2015 — BMC has received European accreditation for the way it handles in-house and client data, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company’s data privacy framework was appraised on data transfer safety and compliance criteria, the software provider said Wednesday. About Executive Mosaic: Founded in 2002, Executive Mosaic …

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IBM Buys Cloud Services Firm Lighthouse Security Group; Kris Lovejoy Comments

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has moved to further build its identity and access management offering by acquiring the Lighthouse Security Group subsidiary from Lighthouse Computer Services. Kris Lovejoy, general manager of IBM Security Services, said Monday that IBM made the transaction in order to develop an IAM portfolio that combines both analytics technology and managed …

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