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A new study has found that 91 percent of federal cybersecurity leaders say the cybersecurity executive order signed in 2021 has made U.S. critical infrastructure and data safer. MeriTalk said Thursday it surveyed more than 150 federal cyber decision-makers in March for the Impact Assessment: Cyber EO Year One report and found that 82 percent […] More
Cloud security company Zscaler has created a government-focused subsidiary with the intent to help federal customers implement strategies for the adoption of cybersecurity technologies and zero trust frameworks. The Zscaler U.S. Government Solutions business is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, and will accommodate 75 employees to support agencies and their systems integration partners, the company said […] More
Stephen Kovac, chief compliance officer and head of global government affairs at Zscaler, said the role of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program in ensuring the security of federal information technology systems has become increasingly important and the government should provide FedRAMP with personnel, funding and other resources to enable the program to meet […] More
Stephen Kovac, chief compliance officer and head of global government affairs at Zscaler, said he appeared before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee roundtable Tuesday and highlighted how the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program enabled government agencies to immediately transition to the cloud during the COVID-19 pandemic. “FedRAMP promotes cloud adoption across […] More
Zscaler, a cloud-based software as a service security company, was included in the authorized vendor list of the new State Risk and Authorization Management Program. The company said Wednesday its Zscaler Private Access and Zscaler Internet Access products have achieved “Ready” status under StateRAMP, which is partly modeled after FedRAMP and aims to standardize the […] More
Jay Chaudhry, founder, chairman and CEO of Zscaler, said the San Jose, California-based company added 20 government clients in the fiscal fourth quarter ended July 31 and has been selected to conduct a pilot program meant to advance implementation of zero trust architectures in line with the current administration’s cybersecurity executive order, CRN reported Thursday. […] More
TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 4, 2021 — Zscaler is one of the 18 companies selected by the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence to join a consortium through a cooperative research and development agreement and support design and demonstration of ways to implement zero trust architectures, GovCon Wire reported July 23. “Zero trust is a team […] More
The House Oversight and Reform Committee’s government operations subpanel released the 12th iteration of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act scorecard and Stephen Kovac, vice president of global government and head of corporate compliance at Zscaler, said federal agencies should focus on improving cyber scores in the latest FITARA scorecard. “We should be laser […] More
Patrick Perry, director of emerging technology for federal DOD/IC at Zscaler, said contractors seeking to accelerate their compliance with the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program should take a transformational, user-centric approach to security by adopting a secure access service edge framework. “Using an organization’s defined business rules – or in this case […] More
The Defense Innovation Unit has issued “success memos” to Zscaler, Google‘s cloud business and McAfee after the technology vendors met prototyping objectives of the agency’s Secure Cloud Management program. All three companies developed platforms that work to help DIU users secure access to software-as-a-service applications via the internet, the Department of Defense’s innovation arm said […] More

Some technology industry leaders said President Joe Biden's recent executive order offers a new paradigm for the public sector to expand cyber threat information sharing initiatives with the private sector and update cloud service cybersecurity requirements. "The Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity moves us into the era of Cloud Secure,” Stephen Kovac, vice president of global government and head of corporate compliance at Zscaler.

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