Tag Archives: network security

Zscaler’s Patrick Perry: Focusing on Data Security Could Help DoD Support Teleworking

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Patrick Perry, director of emerging technology for federal, defense and intelligence community at Zscaler, wrote in an opinion piece published Wednesday on Fifth Domain that the Department of Defense should strike a balance between security and operations as it moves its workforce to a teleworking environment. He said DoD should shift its focus from network security to data security to support teleworking and manage large data volumes and increasing bandwidth requirements.

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Zscaler Web Gateway Tool Gets FedRAMP Certification; Stephen Kovac Comments

Zscaler has received a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification for its internet security and web gateway platform. The company said Monday its Zscaler Internet Access-Government secured the FedRAMP authorization to operate at the moderate-impact level. ZIA-Government is designed to directly send mission-critical traffic to the cloud to allow users …

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Cambridge Offers IT Support Services for Navy, Joint Military MEDCOI

Cambridge International Systems has begun offering information technology services to support the Navy and Joint Military Medical Community of Interest by modernizing healthcare for U.S. warfighters and their families. The Arlington, Va.-based firm said Tuesday it’s helping the Navy and Joint Medicine MEDCOI adopt new technologies such as information exchange and big …

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Raytheon, Virsec Form Cyber Defense Partnership; John DeSimone Comments

Raytheon and Virsec have partnered to offer commercial cybersecurity platforms to clients in government and critical infrastructure sectors. Raytheon said Monday it will combine its experience in cyber defense with Virsec’s Trusted Execution platform that works to detect irregularities in software applications associated with cyber breaches. “Critical infrastructure – from …

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Juniper’s David Mihelcic: Federal IT Leaders Should Use Network Elements in Cyber Threat Detection

David Mihelcic, federal chief technology and strategy officer at Juniper Networks, has said federal information technology administrators should leverage firewalls, switches, routers and other network components to protect agency networks from cyber threats amid the prevalence of internet-connected devices. Mihelcic wrote in a FedTech guest post published Wednesday that agency …

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Pennsylvania Taps Level 3 for Internet, Network Security Services

Level 3 Communications has received a five-year, $79 million contract from the government of Pennsylvania to deliver backbone network, internet and managed network security services. The company said Wednesday the contract covers managed dedicated fiber, ethernet, virtual private local area networks, private line, multi-protocol label switching virtual private networks and wavelengths. Level 3 …

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SecurityScorecard Report: Public Sector Lags Behind Other Industries in Overall Cybersecurity

A new report by SecurityScorecard says the government sector ranked third to last in overall cybersecurity compared with 17 industries. The 2017 U.S. State and Federal Government Report evaluates the cybersecurity capabilities of more than 500 U.S. federal, state and local government agencies against the practices of industries such as transportation, finance, energy …

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Thales e-Security’s Wayne Lewandowski: Federal Govt Should Invest in Enterprise Asset Protection

Wayne Lewandowski, vice president of federal business at Thales e-Security, has said he believes the U.S. government should shift cybersecurity spending from endpoint or network security to enterprise-wide protection of possible targets such as data. Lewandowski told Federal News Radio in an interview that aired Monday the 2017 Thales Data Threat Report …

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