Tag Archives: Github

Microsoft Aims to Secure Voting Systems With Open-Source Software Development Kit

Microsoft has introduced an open-source platform designed to make elections more secure and allow voters to privately track their votes. ElectionGuard is a free software development kit under the company’s Defending Democracy Program meant to enable third-party organizations and voters to validate election results, Tom Burt, corporate vice president for customer security and trust at Microsoft, wrote in a blog post published Monday.

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Symantec: ‘Seedworm’ Cyber Espionage Group Uses Backdoor to Launch Attacks on Agencies, Telecoms

Symantec has found that a new cyber espionage group called Seedworm has started launch cyber attacks on dozens of government agencies, telecommunications, multinational organizations, oil and gas firms and other institutions worldwide since late September. Seedworm, also known as Zagos or Muddywater, collects intelligence data on targets across the Middle …

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AWS Launches Program to Facilitate Authorization Process for Software Providers

Amazon Web Services has unveiled a new program that seeks to help independent software vendors secure authority-to-operate certifications through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program and other compliance programs. The ATO on AWS initiative aims to provide ISVs with tools, training, control implementation details and CloudFormation templates as well …

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GitHub’s Cloud Software Now FedRAMP-Certified

GitHub‘s software development platform has been approved under the General Services Administration‘s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, a cybersecurity standard for products and services used in the government. The authorization allows for the continued use of GitHub Business Cloud in the federal government and verifies the platform’s compliance with software security …

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DigitalGlobe Unveils Winning Algorithms in SpaceNet Challenge Round 2; Tony Frazier Comments

DigitalGlobe has released the results of the second round of its SpaceNet Challenge that aims to accelerate innovation in machine learning technologies. The company said Monday the SpaceNet Challenge Round 2, hosted by TopCoder, sought automated mapping algorithms that work to extract features of building footprints from overhead imagery. SpaceNet is …

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FedScoop: 18F Issues RFP For Interagency Identity Mgmt Platform Under Agile BPA Vehicle

The General Services Administration‘s 18F organization has issued a request for proposals via GitHub that seeks implementation support for a consumer-facing interagency authentication platform for citizen services, FedScoop reported Friday. Billy Mitchell writes 18F wants a vendor team that could provide technical features to the login.gov identity management platform, which is scheduled to be launched in November 2016. …

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TrueTandem to Build FedRAMP Dashboard Under GSA’s 18F Agile BPA Task Order

TrueTandem has secured a $150,000 task order from the General Services Administration‘s 18F organization to create a dashboard for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. Billy Mitchell writes the award represents the first task order under 18F’s Agile development services blanket purchase agreement. The digital services delivery organization selected 16 …

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ManTech-Hortonworks-B23 Alliance Seeks to Drive Adoption of Open Source Cyber Analytics Tech

ManTech International, Hortonworks and B23 have partnered to promote an open-source analytics technology designed to help enterprise customers detect and manage sophisticated cybersecurity threats. The OpenSOC platform is built to analyze more than a million network packets per second, recognize threats in real time and deliver computer network security alerts, …

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Lockheed Designs Open Source Analytics Software; Jason O’Connor Comments

Lockheed Martin has introduced an open source platform for developers and non-developers to process analytics work in real time. The StreamFlow software launched on hosting service GitHub and is designed to work with the Apache Storm open source computation system, Lockheed said Thursday. “The next step in data analytics relies on the inclusion of …

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Booz Allen Releases Cloud Brokerage Project to Red Hat Community; Jarid Cottrell Comments

Booz Allen Hamilton has open sourced its “Project Jellyfish” cloud broker project to users of Red Hat‘s ManageIQ platform to facilitate collaboration and broker-type management of cloud services across different environments. Booz Allen said Wednesday the project’s code, processes, documentation and other resources are now available to the ManageIQ community through the Booz Allen Hamilton account in …

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