Tag Archives: PII

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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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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Microsoft Joins Online Authentication Tech Alliance; Michael Barrett Comments

Microsoft has become a member of the board directors for an industry consortium that developed standards-based specifications regarding online authentication. The company will work with the Fast IDentity Online Alliance to develop open and interoperable standards with the goal of building up authentication methods and technologies, the Alliance announced Thursday. Google …

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Navy CIO Discusses Protecting Personal Information

In a recent post on his blog, Navy CIO Robert Carey discussed his views on the protection of personally identifiable information. During his long service within the military, Carey has had his PII compromised 11 times (by both the Navy and Army). As such, he has a strong passion for …

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