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Microsoft Launches Azure Templates for DOD Security Implementation Standards Compliance

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Microsoft has released templates to help organizations ensure secure cloud transitions that comply with the Department of Defense’s quarterly-updated security implementation guide. Nirali Shah, program manager for Microsoft Azure Government, wrote in a blog post published Thursday that the templates are meant to comply with the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Security Technical Implementation Guide that covers configurations for hardware, software and operating systems.

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Zscaler Selects Telos Risk Management Tool to Support FedRAMP Compliance; Stephen Kovac Quoted

Stephen Kovac VP Zscaler

Zscaler has partnered with Telos to use the latter's Xacta cyber risk assessment tool to help automate deployment authorizations under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program and Department of Defense. The team will execute a phased rollout process and integrate Xacta with Zscaler's System Security Plan to handle risk management activities for Zscaler's Z-OS variant of the Linux operating system, Telos said Wednesday.

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Accenture, Thales Demonstrate Blockchain System at Farnborough Air Show

Accenture and Thales have partnered to demonstrate a blockchain-based supply chain security platform at the Farnborough Air Show. The prototype system, based on Linux‘s Hyperledger Fabric project, uses blockchain, internet-of-things and other technologies to detect, trace and authenticate aircraft components, Accenture said Monday. The system is intended to provide a …

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AWS GovCloud Offers Deep Learning Machine Images

Amazon Web Services has included Amazon machine images or AMIs, which are master images for the creation of virtual servers, for deep learning in the AWS GovCloud, a cloud region built for sensitive data and regulated workloads. The AMIs are designed to provide a platform wherein developers would construct artificial intelligence applications based on deep learning …

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CIS Offers Securely-Configured Virtual Images via AWS’ U.S. Govt. Cloud Marketplace

The Center for Internet Security has added its “hardened” virtual images to Amazon Web Services‘ cloud marketplace for U.S. government customers. CIS said Wednesday its CIS Hardened Images are now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) marketplace and have been accessible to other customers through the AWS Marketplace since 2015. CIS Hardened Images are …

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Palo Alto Networks Introduces New Features of Cloud Security Platform

Palo Alto Networks has unveiled new features of its cloud security platform during the company’s Epic Cloud Security Event held Tuesday. The Next-Generation Security Platform will work to expand cloud workload protections to Google‘s cloud platform and offer added security for Amazon Web Services‘ and Microsoft‘s respective cloud environments, Palo Alto Networks said …

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StackArmor Earns AWS Security Competency Status

Bethesda, Maryland-based cloud consulting and managed services provider stackArmor has met the requirements for a “Security Competency” designation under an Amazon Web Services partner network. AWS has included stackArmor as one of ten initial security consulting launch partners for the former’s Partner Competency Program that works to help clients identify vendors that can help them integrate and implement cloud-based …

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DoD Program Implements SteelCloud’s Automated STIG Remediation Software

A cross-service tactical program of the Defense Department has deployed SteelCloud‘s automated remediation platform to drive compliance with the Defense Information Systems Agency‘s Security Technical Implementation Guide standards. SteelCloud said Thursday ConfigOS is designed to scan Windows and Linux systems for STIG controls in less than a minute and remediate a system in less than two …

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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory to Adopt Red Hat Private Cloud Platform; Radhesh Balakrishnan Comments

NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will move to a private cloud computing infrastructure built by Red Hat in an effort to modernize and secure JPL’s on-premise storage and server system. The space agency selected Red Hat's OpenStack and Linux technology to update JPL's storage service for large computing requirements of scientists and engineers at NASA’s …

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Vahna Releases Updated Version of ‘Edge’ Cloud-Based Cyber Platform

Vahna has launched the latest version of its Edge cloud-based cybersecurity platform in efforts to expand integration across Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems at the enterprise level. Washington-based Vahna said Monday the updated Edge system also works to feature automated integration with network intrusion detection systems and enterprise-wide monitoring of live processes. Brendan …

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