Tag Archives: IT security

NOAA Surveys Market for Satellite Ground IT Security Services

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration wants information on industry sources of information technology security services for ground-based satellite equipment. A FedBizOpps notice posted Wednesday says NOAA’s satellite and information acquisition division is conducting the market survey ahead of a potential upcoming procurement effort. SIAD will collect through Dec. 18, 2017 capability statements …

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PV Puvvada: Cultural Shift Key to Meet Federal IT Modernization Requirements

PV Puvvada, president of Unisys‘ federal business, has urged government agencies to implement cultural transformation efforts to obtain governance, management and technology skills required for digital modernization projects. Puvvada, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2017, wrote in a blog post published Thursday that federal information technology leaders should adopt tested systems, migrate …

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Thales-Ponemon Report: 54% of IT Security Pros Believe Cloud Services Drive PKI Use

A Thales-sponsored report, based on a study conducted by the Ponemon Institute, shows that 54 percent of information technology security practitioners consider cloud-based services as the most important trend that influences the use of public key infrastructure. The 2017 PKI Global Trends Report also revealed that 40 percent of respondents believe …

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SolarWinds Survey: Majority of Federal IT Leaders Say Agencies More Proactive on Cybersecurity

A new SolarWinds report shows that 75 percent of government information technology leaders say federal agencies have become more proactive than they were five years ago when it comes to IT security. SolarWinds said Tuesday it commissioned research firm Market Connections to poll 200 IT security professionals from federal civilian and defense agencies between …

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VMWare Gets Common Criteria Certification for Network Virtualization Platform

VMware has earned Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2+ certification for a technology platform that works to help organizations monitor and manage computer networks. The certification shows that VMware’s NSX network virtualization platform complies with government security standards for deployment, the company said Monday. NSX is designed to help customers from the government …

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SAS-Ponemon Study: 61% of IT Pros Cite Security Analytics as Key to Cyber Defense

Sixty-one percent of 621 information technology professionals who responded to a SAS-sponsored survey said they believe security analytics is critical to cyber defense programs. SAS said the Ponemon Institute surveyed IT and IT security personnel who are involved with their organizations’ security analytics during the month of December 2016 for the company’s “When Seconds Count: How Security Analytics Improves …

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Intel, VMware Form Healthcare IT Security Partnership; Jennifer Esposito, Frank Nydam Comment

Intel‘s health and life sciences unit and VMware will collaborate on a program that seeks to help global healthcare organizations identify strategies to increase their security postures and reduce threat risks. VMware said Monday it will support Intel’s Healthcare Security Readiness Program  through a complimentary service offering for healthcare information technology teams to gain insights into an organization’s risk …

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Carahsoft to Offer Palo Alto Networks IT Security Platform in Federal Market

Carahsoft will act as a federal government market distributor of Palo Alto Networks‘ information technology security platform that works to prevent threats and implement protective measures throughout an attack lifecycle. Palo Alto Networks built its Next-Generation Security Platform is designed to utilize network, cloud and endpoint security to offer full visibility and control …

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Canadian Gov’t Taps Fortinet to Provide IT Infrastructure Security Tech

Canada’s information technology services organization has selected Fortinet to provide a scalable IT infrastructure security service across the country’s government. Fortinet said Thursday Shared Services Canada will utilize the Fortinet Security Fabric that consists of FortiGate enterprise firewalls and the FortiManager security management software. The company added it will work with SSC to deploy the security service that …

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Unisys Receives NSA, NIAP Certifications for Enterprise IT Security Platform

Unisys has received approval from the National Security Agency and NSA’s partnership with the National Institute of Standards and Technology to make a company-made enterprise information technology security platform available to government agencies. The company said Monday it received certification under the NSA Commercial Solutions for Classified program that allows federal agencies to buy and implement the Stealth software to …

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Verizon Study: Stolen Devices, Privilege Misuse, Unintentional Errors Trigger Gov’t IT Security Incidents

A Verizon study has revealed that a majority of data breaches and security incidents in  the public sector during 2015 were caused by lost or stolen devices, misuse of privileged user accounts, unintentional employee actions and crimeware. Verizon analyzed more than 100,000 security incidents and 2,260 breaches across multiple industries in 82 countries for its …

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Raytheon|Websense Study: Many US Firms Blame Employee Errors for Insider Threat Cases

A Raytheon|Websense-commissioned study has revealed that unintentional human mistakes are the primary cause of many information technology security incidents at U.S. and German companies. Seventy-percent of U.S. security professionals surveyed by Ponemon Institute attributed employee negligence to insider threat cases and 64 percent of German security personnel acknowledged the problem …

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