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Peter Altabef: Unisys Makes Security a Staple of Every IT Platform, Service

Unisys CEO Peter Altabef told CRN in an interview published Thursday that the company has made security the core of its information technology platforms and service offerings. Altabef said the company’s non-dedicated security platforms have built-in security features and Unisys aims to build on that as it works to support government agencies, financial services, health care and transportation clients.
 

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Red Hat’s Operating System Gets NIST Data Security Recertification; Paul Smith Quoted

Red Hat has received Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 recertification from the National Institute of Standards and Technology for its Enterprise Linux 7.5 operating system. Paul Smith, senior vice president and general manager of Red Hat’s public sector in North America, said in a statement published Thursday the FIPS 140-2 recertification …

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Symantec: ‘Thrip’ Cyber Espionage Group Evades Detection Through Legitimate IT Admin Tools

Symantec has found that a cyber espionage group called Thrip uses legitimate network administration and operating system tools to avoid detection and deploys custom malware to launch attacks on defense, satellite communications, geospatial imaging and telecommunications companies in the U.S. and Southeast Asia. The company said Tuesday its research team …

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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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Red Hat Gets New Common Criteria Certification for Operating System; Paul Smith Comments

Red Hat has obtained another Common Criteria Certification for its Enterprise Linux 7.1 operating system. BSI, Germany’s federal information security office, issued the certification under the General-Purpose Operating System Protection Profile 3.9 that sets security requirements for OS fielded in public utilities, telecommunications, health care and other critical infrastructure, Red …

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Druva Cloud Data Protection Tech Gets FedRAMP ‘In Process’ Designation

Druva‘s cloud-based data protection technology offering has received “in process” status under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. The designation is for the Druva inSync platform and reflects the company’s commitment to meet federal government security requirements for data availability management and information governance across cloud applications, Druva said Tuesday. InSync is designed to support cloud application backup …

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Swiss Rail Operator Adopts Red Hat’s Cloud-Based Container Application Platform

Red Hat has provided a cloud-based container platform for a Switzerland-based railway operator’s information technology modernization and application development efforts. Swiss Federal Railways implemented the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform to create digital services such as a mobile app designed to help passengers buy train tickets and view arrival and departure times in real time, Red Hat said Tuesday. OpenShift is based on the Enterprise Linux …

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Cloudera, Docker Form Data Security Tech Partnership for Govt Clients

Cloudera and Docker have partnered to develop and offer an integrated platform for government customers to share data through cryptographically secure containers. Palo Alto, California-based Cloudera said Monday the joint offering will work to protect code and data in containerized workloads while in transit, at rest and at runtime. The platform is based on Cloudera’s Navigator Encrypt data …

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Paul Smith: Red Hat’s Operating System Cryptographic Modules Get NIST Data Security Certifications

Red Hat has secured Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 certifications from the National Institute of Standards and Technology for its nine cryptographic modules associated with the company’s operating system. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 OS received nine FIPS certifications for modules that include OpenSSL, OpenSSH Server, OpenSSH Client, Libgcrypt, …

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Red Hat Operating System Receives Common Criteria Security Certification; Paul Smith Comments

Red Hat‘s Linux 7.1 operating system has received the Common Criteria Certification at Evaluation Assurance Level 4+ for an unmodified commercial operating system under the Operating System Protection Profile. Red Hat’s Linux 7 is the first operating system with an Operating System Protection Profile to receive the certification in recognition for its …

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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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