Tag Archives: Cybersecurity

Coalfire Federal Certified to Offer Consulting on DOD’s Contractor Cybersecurity Standards

Coalfire Federal

Coalfire Federal has been certified to provide advisory services that help businesses comply with the Department of Defense's new standards for supply chain cybersecurity. The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body named Coalfire Federal a registered provider organization that will assist businesses in following DOD's CMMC standards, the company said Wednesday.

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Code42’s Insider Threat Security Platform Now Certified Under FedRAMP

Code42

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has approved Code42's cloud-based platform for use in the federal government to help agencies and other customers protect data and assets from insider threats. Code42's FedRAMP "Moderate Impact" authorization, supported by the Department of Energy, adds the platform to the FedRAMP Marketplace and validates its compliance with security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring standards for cloud products and services, the company said Tuesday.

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Steve Orrin, Cameron Chehreh: Agencies Should Adopt Risk-Based Security to Protect 5G-Enabled Architecture

5G

Steve Orrin, chief technology officer at Intel’s federal arm, and Cameron Chehreh, CTO of Dell Technologies’ federal business, wrote in a joint article published Monday on Nextgov that a 5G-enabled architecture requires government agencies to implement a risk-based approach to security that takes into consideration the whole data lifecycle.

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Seagate Gov’t Arm Kicks off Supply Chain Assurance Project With NIST’s NCCoE; Mike Moritzkat Quoted

Seagate Technology's government solutions business has launched a supply chain assurance project with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and its industry partners. “Securing the supply chain and verifying the integrity of devices is of paramount importance to the U.S. federal government," said Mike Moritzkat, managing director and CEO of Seagate Government Solutions. 

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CEO Sudhakar Ramakrishna Outlines SolarWinds’ Action Plan in Response to Cyber Incident

Sudhakar Ramakrishna President and CEO SolarWinds

Sudhakar Ramakrishna, president and CEO of SolarWinds, wrote in a blog post published Thursday that in light of the cyber attack, the software company will implement measures centered around three key areas: further securing its internal environment, improving product development environment and ensuring the integrity and security of the products it delivers.

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Industry Cyber Experts Call on Agencies to Adopt Zero Trust; Zscaler’s Stephen Kovac Quoted

Stephen Kovac VP Zscaler

Cybersecurity experts are urging government agencies to accelerate the adoption of zero trust capabilities in the wake of a cyber attack involving a vulnerability in SolarWinds’ Orion software, FedScoop reported Saturday. “They’re kind of operating on the fly,” Stephen Kovac, vice president of global government and compliance at Zscaler. “They’re buying one solution and thinking they’ve got zero trust now.” 

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Forcepoint’s Sean Berg: Agencies Should Consider User-Focused Approach to Zero Trust

Sean Berg SVP

Sean Berg, senior vice president and general manager for global governments and critical infrastructure at Forcepoint, has said that organizations should prioritize the monitoring of user perimeters through a zero-trust approach. “With people as the new perimeter, zero trust is a non-negotiable first step for securing newly distributed agency workforces and ensuring users are who they say they are,” Berg wrote in a guest piece for FedScoop.

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