AT&T | November 18, 2021
What's the news? AT&T* has launched an integrated, managed cybersecurity solution to help U.S. federal agencies modernize and protect their IT infrastructure in compliance with Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) 3.0 cybersecurity guidance. AT&T Government Trusted Internet brings together software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) technology, security capabilities and fiber connectivity in a 24/7 managed solution through a single provider. The comprehensive, scalable solution integrates with the AT&T Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Service, extending highly secure remote access to federal agency workers and branch offices.
Why is this important?
As federal agencies increased their adoption of mobile and cloud technologies in 2020 to support telework, cyber risks and requirements changed. These changes prompted new TIC 3.0 guidance from the federal government's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to protect federal data and networks and provide visibility of cloud and remote users.
The need for federal agencies to modernize their IT infrastructure also increased this year with the White House Executive Order (EO) on Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity in May. The EO calls for bold changes and investments to improve the cybersecurity posture of the federal government including moving to Zero Trust. Zero Trust is a security framework requiring all users, whether in or outside the organization's network, to be authenticated, authorized, and continuously validated for security configuration and posture before being granted or keeping access to applications and data.
What makes this new cybersecurity solution different?
AT&T is a trusted network provider to U.S. federal government agencies, helping them maximize network efficiency and performance no matter where they are on the network transformation continuum.
AT&T Government Trusted Internet meets federal agency requirements for highly secure remote connectivity supporting remote users and branch offices. The solution optimizes network performance while allowing government agency users to connect directly to the internet to access cloud-based applications in a highly secure manner. It provides centralized network visibility across users, devices, and locations to monitor users whether they are on or off the network to reduce security risks. These capabilities allow federal agencies the flexibility and speed they require as they modernize their IT infrastructure.
AT&T Government Trusted Internet delivers threat analysis and correlation through the AT&T Security Operations Center and AT&T Alien Labs Open Threat Exchange® global threat sharing community to help federal agencies monitor and reduce ongoing cybersecurity risks.
The solution includes additional capabilities such as Zero Trust Network Access to provide highly secure remote access to applications, data, and services based on clearly defined access control policies.
When will this new cybersecurity solution be available?
AT&T Government Trusted Internet is immediately available to U.S. federal agencies.
Chris Kissel, Research Director, Tier 2 SOC Analytics, IDC
"Federal agencies want to stay ahead of evolving cyber threats and comply with TIC 3.0 and the Executive Order, but they also want as little friction as possible. What I see as compelling about AT&T Government Trusted Internet is it considers all of the possible use cases including remote workers and the practical implementation of Zero Trust. Additionally, the AT&T Security Operations Center and AT&T Alien Labs Open Threat Exchange provide monitoring and security insights."
"The shift to telework and increased cyber threats have created urgency for federal agencies to enhance the security of their IT infrastructure. AT&T Government Trusted Internet helps federal employees to efficiently connect to remote agency networks and cloud environments in a highly secure manner while continually managing risks."
Brandon Pearce, AVP, Product Marketing Management, AT&T
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Intel | March 09, 2021
What’s New: Intel today announced that it has signed a concurrence with Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to act in its Data Protection in Virtual Environments (DPRIVE) program. The program intends to build up a gas pedal for completely homomorphic encryption (FHE). Microsoft is the key cloud biological system and homomorphic encryption accomplice driving the business selection of the innovation once created by testing it in its cloud contributions, including Microsoft Azure and the Microsoft JEDI cloud, with the U.S. government. The multiyear program addresses a cross-collaboration across different Intel gatherings, including Intel Labs, the Design Engineering Group and the Data Platforms Group, to handle "the last outskirts" in data security, which is registering on completely encoded data without admittance to decoding keys.
“Fully homomorphic encryption remains the holy grail in the quest to keep data secure while in use. Despite strong advances in trusted execution environments and other confidential computing technologies to protect data while at rest and in transit, data is unencrypted during computation, opening the possibility of potential attacks at this stage. This frequently inhibits our ability to fully share and extract the maximum value out of data. We are pleased to be chosen as a technology partner by DARPA and look forward to working with them as well as Microsoft to advance this next chapter in confidential computing and unlock the promise of fully homomorphic encryption for all.” – Rosario Cammarota, principal engineer, Intel Labs, and principal investigator, DARPA DPRIVE program
Why It Matters: Ensuring the privacy of basic data — regardless of whether individual data or corporate intellectual property — is of key significance to organizations. Today, many depend on an assortment of data encryption strategies to secure data while it is on the way, being used and very still. Notwithstanding, these methods necessitate that data be unscrambled for preparing. It is during this decoded express that data can turn out to be more powerless for abuse.
Completely homomorphic encryption empowers clients to register on consistently scrambled data, or cryptograms. The data never should be unscrambled, lessening the potential for cyberthreats. FHE, when actualized at scale, would empower associations to utilize methods, for example, AI, to separate full an incentive from enormous datasets while ensuring data classification across the data's life cycle. Clients across businesses like medical care, protection and money would profit by new uses made conceivable by having the option to utilize and separate an incentive from delicate data to its fullest degree without danger of openness.
About Democratizing Adoption of Fully Homomorphic Encryption: FHE selection in the business has been moderate since preparing data utilizing completely homomorphic encryption techniques on cryptograms is data concentrated and brings about a gigantic "execution charge" in any event, for straightforward tasks.
Under the DARPA DPRIVE program, Intel plans to plan an application-explicit coordinated circuit (ASIC) gas pedal to decrease the exhibition overhead as of now connected with completely homomorphic encryption. At the point when completely understood, the gas pedal could convey an enormous improvement in executing FHE responsibilities over existing CPU-driven frameworks, possibly lessening cryptograms' handling time by five significant degrees.
With its mastery in cloud framework, programming stacks and completely homomorphic encryption, Microsoft will be a basic accomplice in speeding up the commercialization of this innovation when prepared, empowering free data sharing and coordinated effort while advancing protection all through the data life cycle.
“We are pleased to bring our expertise in cloud computing and homomorphic encryption to the DARPA DPRIVE program, collaborating with Intel to advance this transformative technology when ready into commercial usages that will help our customers close the last-mile gap in data confidentiality —– keeping data fully secure and private, whether in storage, transit or use,” said Dr. William Chappell, chief technology officer, Azure Global, and vice president, Mission Systems, Microsoft.
What’s Next: The multiyear DARPA DPRIVE program will traverse a few stages beginning with the plan, advancement and check of essential IP hinders that will be incorporated into a framework on-chip and a full programming stack. All through the undertaking, Intel will survey progress against pre-set up execution focuses on man-made consciousness preparing and derivation responsibilities utilizing homomorphically scrambled data at scale.1 Beyond the advancement of the center innovations required for the plan of the gas pedal, Intel and Microsoft will work with worldwide principles bodies to create global norms for FHE. Intel will likewise keep on putting resources into continuous scholastic examination in the field.
Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) is an industry leader, creating world-changing technology that enables global progress and enriches lives. Inspired by Moore’s Law, we continuously work to advance the design and manufacturing of semiconductors to help address our customers’ greatest challenges. By embedding intelligence in the cloud, network, edge and every kind of computing device, we unleash the potential of data to transform business and society for the better.
Noblis | September 27, 2021
Noblis, Inc., a leading provider of science, technology and strategy services to the federal government, today announced the launch of its RunGrants™ solution to automate, streamline and expedite the grants management process from end-to-end. A Cloud-based grants solution, it centralizes relevant data to improve decision making and can be configured to meet unique agency and mission needs. RunGrants is the third offering announced within Noblis' Run solutions suite which helps government agencies and clients employ automation and analytics to streamline complex workflows, expedite and improve decision making and achieve broader IT modernization goals.
"Funding from federal grants programs powers a wide range of critical public and private initiatives. Prioritizing and funding these initiatives to ensure that the most critical needs are met at the right time and in the best interest of the public can be challenging. RunGrants was developed with this in mind. It provides a clear, modern and user-friendly method for submitting and tracking grant applications to help stakeholders on both sides of the process from application submission, to evaluation, to selection."
Mile Corrigan, senior vice president, Noblis' Federal Civil Solutions
For more than a decade, Noblis has been helping to automate the federal grants lifecycle. With RunGrants, this expertise translates to a cloud-based solution that is:
Automated – Delivers speed and accuracy improvements while reducing the need for management intervention in a highly secure platform.
Standards-Based – Consolidates data for greater interoperability and support for modernization goals.
Flexible – A low-code framework to easily customize for workflows, reports and functionality to match each agency's unique environment.
Data-Driven – Gives managers and agency leadership deep insight into every aspect of the grants process for better awareness and decision making.
Cost-Effective – Software-as-a-Service model means predictable costs, regular maintenance and improvements that keep up with evolving demands and a streamlined acquisition process.
About the Run with Noblis Solutions Suite
The Run with Noblis solutions suite addresses the evolving needs of federal agencies with the speed, performance and scale of digital solutions that create insights, automate workflows, streamline processes and drive greater outcomes. Learn more at noblis.org/run.
Noblis is a dynamic science, technology and strategy organization dedicated to creating forward-thinking technical and advisory solutions in the public interest. We bring the best of scientific thought, management and engineering expertise together in an environment of independence and objectivity to deliver enduring impact on federal missions. Noblis works with a wide range of government clients in the defense, homeland security, intelligence, law enforcement and federal civil sectors. Together with our subsidiaries, we tackle the nation's toughest problems and apply advanced solutions to our clients' most critical missions.