EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
Businesswire | May 12, 2023
Tanium, the industry’s only provider of converged endpoint management (XEM), today announced that Tanium Cloud for U.S. Government (TC-USG) is now authorized for the State Risk and Authorized Management Program (StateRAMP).
StateRAMP was founded in 2020 from the need to provide a uniform approach to verifying that cloud services providers met the established standards and regulations required to do business with state and local governments. As a registered 501(c)(6) organization, StateRAMP is committed to making the digital landscape a safer and more secure place.
Tanium’s own StateRAMP certification marks the company’s continued investment in providing state and local government departments greater certainty around IT and security systems tasked with safeguarding constituent services, sensitive information, assets, and work sites. By consolidating point-solution capabilities into a single platform delivered via the cloud, TC-USG will enable agencies to mitigate risks from cyberattacks and ensuing data breaches while reducing complexity and cost across many environments.
“We have long been focused on strengthening cybersecurity and IT oversight for our state, local, and education organizations here at Tanium,” said Jennifer Axt, vice president of the U.S. SLED practice at Tanium. “StateRAMP authorization is the latest milestone confirming Tanium as the vendor of choice for visibility, control, and remediation across IT and security stacks for government teams so they can focus on what matters most: serving constituents and educating students.”
Recent regulations and requirements have placed an emphasis on government organizations to retire outdated hardware and software, creating a need to leverage cloud technology and embrace digital transformation. TC-USG delivers the complete functionality of the Tanium XEM platform as a fully managed, cloud-based service, enabling state and local entities to use the power of XEM with no additional infrastructure. The single Tanium agent deployed on the endpoints and managed via the cloud platform converges multiple point solutions spanning asset discovery and inventory, endpoint management, certificate management, unified policy configuration, digital employee experience, risk, compliance, and incident response. These solutions, with built-in automation, will enable agencies to improve their security posture, ensure compliance, reduce complexity, decrease costs, and improve efficiency and collaboration among IT, risk, and security teams.
“As a former deputy state CIO, I understand the constant threat of cyberattack that our state IT leaders face,” said Chris Cruz, Tanium’s public sector CIO. “With states leaning more heavily toward cloud-enabled service offerings, and even requiring it for new software procurements, solutions like the Tanium XEM platform are critical to mitigate risk in real time and achieve complete endpoint visibility across increasingly complex IT landscapes. With StateRAMP, we’re able to continue supporting local and statewide agencies with a level of security designed to combat today’s threats.”
Tanium was granted StateRAMP authorized status after successfully completing all security and system validations set by program administrators. The company currently supports more than 20 U.S. states in their goals of achieving a holistic, real-time view across their IT landscape including the state of Arizona, Tanium’s StateRAMP sponsor, whose Department of Homeland Security selected Tanium XEM for the state’s award-winning cyber readiness program. Tanium has also been an active leader in the whole-of-state (WoS) movement and continues to offer best practices, guidance, and consolidated tools for other states pursuing similar approaches to cybersecurity and IT management. By validating state and local agencies’ cyber posture with unparalleled visibility of all hardware and software assets, risk dashboards, role-based access controls, and a source of truth for asset data across multiple department levels, the Tanium XEM platform supports a WoS security strategy.
Tanium, the industry’s only provider of converged endpoint management (XEM), is the reference platform of choice to manage complex security and technology environments. Only Tanium protects every endpoint from cyber threats by integrating workflows across IT, Risk, Compliance, and Security into a single platform that delivers comprehensive visibility across devices, a unified set of controls, real-time remediation, and a common taxonomy for a single shared purpose: to protect critical information and infrastructure at scale. Tanium has been named to the Forbes Cloud 100 list for seven consecutive years and ranks for the second consecutive year on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For. In fact, more than half of the Fortune 100 and the U.S. Armed Forces trust Tanium to protect people; defend data; secure systems; and see and control every endpoint, team, and workflow everywhere.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
Businesswire | March 29, 2023
Trustwave Government Solutions (TGS), a Federally-focused cybersecurity provider and the wholly-owned subsidiary of Trustwave Holdings, Inc., today announced it has been awarded an expanded database security contract with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The expanded contract will allow USPTO to further build upon its robust Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) with the expansion of DbProtect’s purpose-built database vulnerability management, Rights Management for advanced user rights review and Threat Monitoring.
“At USPTO, our mission to foster innovation through examination, granting high-quality patents and trademarks is crucial to American prosperity,” said Jamie Holcombe, Chief Information Officer of USPTO. “Part of our mission requires creating, deploying, and protecting the critical data in one of the world’s largest repositories of innovation which includes almost every conceivable creation for over the last 250 years. Our expanded contract with Trustwave Government Solutions is a key investment to ensure our mission is sustained in a secure way.”
As the central repository for U.S. Patent and Trademark data, actively monitoring and protecting American innovation and intellectual property data is essential to USPTO’s mission. In response, USPTO has become a pioneer in building and operationalizing Zero Trust Architecture across the five pillars of the federal Zero Trust framework: users, apps, data, networks, and devices. By providing real-time visibility of database assets, vulnerabilities, risk levels, user privileges, and anomalies, TGS will help USPTO security teams deliver on two of the five zero-trust pillars: users and data.
“USPTO is constantly at the forefront of Zero Trust Architecture innovation, and we’re thrilled to be a partner on this journey with them,” said Bill Rucker, President of Trustwave Government Solutions. “Data is at the heart of the Zero Trust conversation, and in order to operate securely today and in the future, databases need to be considered as critical assets with the appropriate security considerations applied. Gone are the days of ‘good enough’ scanning. Databases are just more important, and they should be protected at all costs.”
TGS’s Database Security offering proactively assesses threats to databases to help government entities gain visibility into the vulnerabilities in on-premises or cloud databases that could lead to a data breach. It automates the security of critical data by uncovering vulnerabilities that threat actors could exploit, limiting user access to the most sensitive data, and alerting on suspicious activities, intrusions, and policy violations. As a result, government clients can spend less time chasing database security alerts and more time on activities that drive value, like remediating risks and reducing attack surfaces.
Trustwave has been laser-focused on database security for more than 20 years and is currently protecting thousands of databases across the commercial and Federal Government spectrums. In fact, Trustwave’s DbProtect was the only database vulnerability scanner included in the original tools acquisition under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Continuous Diagnostic and Monitoring (CDM) program, and it is the only database security solution recognized by Marsh’s Cyber Catalyst program to have meaningful impact in reducing cyber risk by top global cyber insurers.
As the threat landscape evolves and adversaries find new ways to exfiltrate and manipulate data, the government has been finalizing Zero Trust adoption guidance to adhere to the Biden administration’s cybersecurity executive order to “advance toward Zero Trust Architecture.” USPTO is setting the example for other government entities to employ a database-specific security approach that includes continuous vulnerability and configuration assessments and remediation, database privileged access visibility and control, and continuous database activity monitoring to alert and respond to anomalous database activity.
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EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, INFRASTRUCTURE, CYBERSECURITY
Prweb | May 17, 2023
Leading IT transformation and cybersecurity provider Evolver, LLC has been re-awarded a contract from the U.S. Architect of the Capitol (AOC) to provide information technology support services, a role fulfilled by the contractor for more than a decade.
Under the five-year contract renewal, Evolver will continue a 12-year-old partnership that has witnessed fast-paced transformation in IT, with increased focus on security and business continuity amid a rapidly changing modern workplace. Evolver’s dedicated AOC team will continue to provide Service Desk Support, Cybersecurity Operations, Enterprise Architecture Solutions, Information Management Services, and Application Development in support of the AOC’s mission.
The AOC is a Legislative Branch Agency with more than 2,000 employees. The institution is charged with the maintenance, operation, development, and preservation of 17.4 million square feet of buildings and more than 550 acres of land throughout Capitol Hill. Evolver’s support of AOC staff involves the seamless integration of resources, ensuring the AOC’s 230 year-old-mission is fulfilled with 21st-century technology.
“Working with the Architect of the Capitol has been a fundamental cornerstone of our IT transformation history,” said Mike Santelli, CEO of CSS, Evolver’s parent company.
“As we’ve grown, we’ve built an incredibly focused, dedicated, and highly performing team who set the benchmark for our customer service standards. This contract renewal allows for a smooth transition into an even more transformational era of IT solutions.”
Evolver LLC, a Converged Security Solutions (CSS) company, headquartered in Reston Virginia, is a technology company serving government and commercial customers by addressing client challenges in the present and transitioning clients to the future through innovative IT transformation and cybersecurity services and solutions.
Founded in 2000, Evolver delivers mission-driven services and solutions that improve security, promote innovation, and maximize operational efficiency.