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Coalfire Federal’s Michael Pitcher: Third-Party Apps, Agents Can Help Agencies Perform Cloud-Based Continuous Monitoring

Michael Pitcher, vice president of technical cyber services at Coalfire’s federal business, has said government agencies should perform continuous monitoring operations in the cloud to protect cloud-based assets from cyber vulnerabilities. Pitcher wrote in a blog post published Friday that agencies should understand their continuous monitoring approach as the cloud …

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Datapipe Obtains FedRAMP Certification for PaaS Cloud Platform

Datapipe has received Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification for the company’s platform-as-a-service offering to government agencies. FedRAMP’s Joint Authorization Board certified the Datapipe Government Cloud platform as compliant with 800-53 Revision 4 controls that cover privacy and additional security measures. Datapipe provides operating and security services to support an organization’s virtual operating system and virtual network layer through PaaS. Dan …

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EY Survey: 50% of C-Suite, IT Executives Confident in Their Firms’ Cyber Attack Detection Function

A new EY survey says 50 percent of C-suite and information technology executives think their organizations are capable to detect a cyber attack as a result of investments in threat intelligence platforms, security operations centers and continuous monitoring tools. EY said Wednesday it polled 1,735 C-level executives and IT professionals …

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Carahsoft’s Jenna Hafey: ‘Data-Centric Security’ Approach Can Help Public Sector Protect Sensitive Content

Jenna Hafey, sales manager of the Adobe team at Carahsoft, wrote in a blog entry posted Friday that she believes public sector organizations should incorporate security into their content creation, collaboration and consumption processes. “Data-centric security should be the default approach in the public sector, especially to protect personally identifiable or classified …

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Riverbed Federal Lead Davis Johnson on Continuous Monitoring Trends & How Agencies Can Understand Their IT Assets

Davis Johnson joined application and network services provider Riverbed Technology in April 2015 as vice president of a U.S. public sector business that works with government agencies that want new tools to manage network performance in their enterprise. Founded in 2002, San Francisco-headquartered Riverbed is known in the technology sector as the …

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Cisco’s Will Ash: Integration, Consolidation & Automation Key to DHS’ Continuous Monitoring Standards

Will Ash, Cisco senior director for U.S. public sector security sales, has said integration, consolidation and automation are key to meet the Department of Homeland Security‘s requirements for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program. Ash wrote in a blog post published Monday that agencies will need technology partners to help meet the program’s continuous monitoring requirements and …

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Raytheon-Vista Cyber JV Adopts ‘Forcepoint’ Name, Seeks Focus on Internal Net Monitoring

The cybersecurity joint venture of Raytheon and technology investment firm Vista Equity Partners has passed the half-year mark since its mid-2015 launch and has entered the next chapter under a new identity. Waltham, Mass.-based Raytheon, maker of Patriot missiles and other military weapons, made a large bet on the government and commercial cyber markets in April 2015 when it agreed to acquire majority control of Websense from Vista …

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IBM’s Andras Szakal, Dan Chenok Overview FedRAMP’s Mobile Offerings

The General Services Administration has included cloud-based mobile applications as part of the offerings under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program in efforts to further boost government services, according to two IBM executives. Dan Chenok, executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government, wrote in a piece published Monday with Andras …

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NIST Issues RFI for Cyber Risk Assessment Program

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology has sought information on potential vendors that can help develop a risk scoring system for the agency’s information technology platforms, FCW reported Friday. Mark Rockwell writes NIST is interested in collaborating with the private sector to assess and monitor cybersecurity risks through …

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Maximus’ Tom Romeo, Veris’ Dave McClure Urge Agencies to Integrate Data Security into Business Processes

Tom Romeo, Maximus’ federal services president, and Dave McClure, Veris Group’s chief strategist, have proposed a number of steps for agencies to address the enterprise security gap in their business processes. Romeo and McClure wrote in a joint opinion piece for FCW published Friday that agencies need to apply rules, …

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Microsoft Execs: Continuous Detection, Uniform Standards Key in Federal Cyber Defense Efforts

Many enterprise organizations will shift to a posture that sees them operate under the assumption that they have already suffered a computer security breach and cloud computing will be a factor in that approach, two cybersecurity executives from Microsoft have told ExecutiveBiz. Scott Price, general manager of the software giant’s …

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