Tag Archives: multi-factor authentication

Report: GSA’s Revised Notarized Letter Requirement for SAM.gov Registration to Benefit Over 11K Vendors

More than 10,500 existing vendors and 942 new contractors are expected to benefit from the General Services Administration’s decision not to require entities that update or create their registration on the System for Award Management website to submit a notarized letter before activation of their registration, Federal News Radio reported Monday. …

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Red Hat’s David Egts: Federal IT Teams Play a Role in Public Cloud Security

David Egts, chief technologist for Red Hat’s public sector, has said federal information technology leaders should take responsibility in ensuring the security of their agencies’ public cloud platforms. Egts wrote in a GCN guest post published Tuesday that agency IT professionals seeking to secure applications in software-as-a-service cloud environments should correctly …

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RSA Seeks to Facilitate Authentication Interoperability With 4 Security Platforms

Dell Technologies’ RSA subsidiary has moved to make its multi-factor authentication platform interoperable with several firewalls and security platforms from Microsoft, VMware, CyberArk and Palo Alto Networks. RSA said Tuesday it aims to facilitate interoperability of its SecurID Access authentication system with VMware’s Workspace ONE, Microsoft’s Windows Hello, CyberArk’s Privileged Account …

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FIDO Alliance Urges NIST to Put Authentication Sub-Category in Cyber Framework Update

The FIDO Alliance has called on the National Institute of Standards and Technology to add a sub-category on authentication when the agency updates its Cybersecurity Framework. Brett McDowell, executive director of FIDO Alliance, wrote in an article published Monday the group wants NIST to clarify language and explicitly require multi-factor authentication in the next …

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DLT, Centrify Form Public Sector Identity Mgmt Partnership; Jeremy Young, Greg Cranley Comment

DLT Solutions and Centrify have forged a partnership to introduce a multi-factor authentication platform that aims to help government agencies protect their information infrastructure and applications from data breaches and other cyber threats. Jeremy Young, vice president of cybersecurity division at DLT, said in a statement released Wednesday the company …

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WidePoint Receives Approval to Issue ID Credentials for Defense, Civilian Requirements

WidePoint has received approval to issue identity credentials that meet the requirements of the Defense Department and the General Services Administration. The company said Thursday it becomes the first source of ECA PIV-I credentials that combine DoD-issued External Certification Authority and civilian agencies’ Personal Identity Verification-Interoperable credentials. ECA PIV-I credentials are also designed to help enterprises …

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Exostar Integrates Seclore’s Digital Rights Management Tech Into Collaboration Platform

Exostar has integrated Seclore‘s Enterprise Digital Rights Management system into a collaboration platform that works to provide data protection for defense contractors to support compliance with the Defense Department‘s Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement provisions. Exostar said Wednesday the collaboration platform is designed to provide document-centric protection for users of Exostar’s ForumPass cloud-based, software-as-a-service offering. The company …

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Terry Halvorsen Orders Microsoft Windows 10 Updates on 4M DoD Seats

Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer of the Defense Department, has committed 4 million seats in the department’s efforts to upgrade its information systems and devices to the Microsoft-built Windows 10 operating system. Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president for Windows and devices group at Microsoft, writes in a blog entry posted Wednesday that the …

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LexisNexis Lands SAFE-BioPharma Association Certification for ID Credentials; Kim Little Sutherland Comments

LexisNexis‘ risk solutions practice has earned certification from SAFE-BioPharma Association on the capability of its identity credentials to manage access to personal and sensitive information. Kim Little Sutherland, senior director for identity management at LexisNexis, said Monday that this highlights the company’s identity management and multifactor authentication solutions for both government and healthcare …

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