Tag Archives: personally identifiable information

Parasoft’s New Division Seeks to Help Agencies Meet Software Testing Needs

Parasoft has launched a new division to help federal, local and state agencies address their software testing requirements. The company said Tuesday Larry Johnsen, vice president of Mil/Aero and government solutions at Parasoft, will lead the corporate division to provide strategy-based platforms and software tooling for development and testing groups to help agencies address software development initiatives around security, DevOps and Agile methods.

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Anomali Warns Federal Contractors of Online Bidding-Themed Phishing Schemes

Researchers from Anomali's research arm have identified a malicious server linked to two phishing campaigns that try to deceive government contractors to send sensitive information to threat actors. Anomali Labs said Monday its researchers detected on Feb. 23 the online bidding-themed phishing schemes, which lead contractors to fake landing pages mimicking the Department of Labor and the Department of Transportation’s eProcurement portal.

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GSA Wants Info on Crowdsourced Security & Penetration Testing Sources

The General Services Administration‘s Technology Transformation Service has kicked off a search for potential industry sources of crowd-sourced security and penetration testing services. TTS needs assistance in testing a shared authentication platform dubbed Login.gov that is designed to give each citizen a single digital identity that can be used to access online services from participating …

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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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Accenture-Microsoft-Avanade Team Develops Blockhain-Based Digital Identity Prototype

Accenture, Microsoft and Avanade have teamed up to build a blockchain-based digital identity prototype in support of a global public-private initiative that aims to address challenges faced by people who do not have documented identity. The prototype runs on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform and builds on Accenture’s previous experience in the development of …

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Socrata Gets FedRAMP Authorization for Cloud-Based Govt Data Platform

Socrata has obtained Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program authorization to provide its cloud-based Government Data Platform to public sector customers. The company said Wednesday it achieved the FedRAMP authority to operate through the sponsorship of the Federal Communications Commission. Socrata’s data platform works to provide an enterprise-ready environment to help agencies collect, manage, …

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Microsoft Azure Govt Cloud Gets FedRAMP High ATO From VA

The Department of Veterans Affairs has granted authority-to-operate certification to Microsoft‘s Azure Government cloud platform through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. Microsoft said Wednesday the FedRAMP High ATO designation confirms that Azure meets security standards needed to handle sensitive VA workloads such personally identifiable information and protected health information. The company also received FedRAMP approval in February to add 12 customer-facing services …

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DARPA Launches Project to Help Identify Potential Terrorists Through Social Media

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a project that looks to develop an automated software designed to monitor publicly available information on social media to identify potential terrorist threats, The National Interest reported Thursday. Michael Peck writes the Force Protection in the Online Information Environment project aims to examine social media …

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DISA Seeks Development, Sustainment Support Sources for Data Discovery Platform

The Defense Information Systems Agency wants information on potential contractors that can provide development, engineering, infrastructure and sustainment support for a data discovery service that DISA uses to acquire open source-based information from content providers. DISA said in a FedBizOpps notice published Friday that it is in search for vendors …

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Milwaukee Airport Adopts Telos ID Tool to Vet Employees

Telos‘ identity management solutions unit will provide aviation channeling services for Milwaukee, Wis.-based General Mitchell International Airport to process background checks on airport workers. The company said Tuesday its web-based DAC tool is designed to comply with Transportation Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security policies on the processing of personally identifiable information …

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