EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
Zetron | March 15, 2023
On March 14, 2023, Zetron, one of the leading communications technology and service providers, announced it has received a contract from the North Central Regional Planning Commission (NCRPC) of Kansas (USA). The contract offers cyber resilience roadmaps and assessments for the Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) of 34 counties throughout the states. As the fiscal agent for six of the seven Homeland Security regions in Kansas, the Homeland Security/Emergency Operations unit of the Kansas Highway Patrol applies for and administers Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) funding to subrecipients such as the NCRPC.
State and local governments, including fire departments, police, and other public safety agencies, are increasingly susceptible to cyberattacks. As per the Verizon 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), the public sector had the second-most cybersecurity incidents and the fourth-most data breaches among major industries in 2018. In addition, a 2021 Fastly report found that of all cybersecurity alerts, 45 percent are false positives that can be frequently difficult to distinguish from genuine threats and malicious behavior. This results in getting valuable time wasted during an emergency.
Zetron, with SecuLore Solutions, a cybersecurity partner and local services partners, will finish cybersecurity assessments and roadmaps of selected thirty-four counties across Kansas, with its population from 600,000 to less than 1300 people. Each counties' assessment will identify threats and provide prioritized, actionable recommendations for remediating vulnerabilities and enhancing the county's cybersecurity risk posture. Following the contract terms, cybersecurity assessments and road maps for Kansas counties selected by NCRPC Regional Project Managers and the Planning Team will be completed in multiple phases through March 2024.
Zetron is one of the leaders in mission-critical communications technology worldwide. The company offers integrated solutions with exceptional reliability and support. It was founded in 1980 with decades of experience serving the public and private sectors and a sterling reputation for superior quality and dependability. Based in Redmond, Washington, it has customers across all seven continents and in a variety of industries such as transportation, public safety, utilities, the federal government, natural resources and more. In addition, it delivers purpose-built solutions to be always available wherever mission-critical communications must be uninterrupted.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, INFRASTRUCTURE
Carahsoft | March 14, 2023
On March 14, 2023, Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, and the Analytics Automation Company, Alteryx, Inc., expanded their partnership to offer automated data analytics to all levels of the Canadian government, including federal, provincial, and municipal, territorial, and crown corporations.
Carahsoft will offer Alteryx products and services via its Software Licensing Supply Arrangement (SLSA) contract with Public Services and Procurement in Canada under the agreement. Additionally, Carahsoft will collaborate with its Canada-based reseller partners to support new Public Sector customers and expand the availability of Alteryx's solutions by leveraging additional contract vehicles.
The Alteryx Analytics Automation Platform provides an integrated, end-to-end analytics experience, allowing everyone to create transformative business outcomes using data effortlessly. Alteryx Analytics Automation Platform provides a suite of capabilities, including hundreds of drag-and-drop automation building blocks for data cleansing, blending and preparation, as well as statistical, geospatial, and predictive analytics, as well as automated machine learning and natural-language data storytelling, to support at all stage of the journey from raw data to business outcomes, as well as every participant along the way.
Team Leads at Alteryx Team at Carahsoft, Marty Gryski, said, "We are thrilled to announce the expansion of our partnership with Alteryx in the Canadian marketplace." He also said, "Alteryx's solutions address the current need for analytics automation to empower critical business functions. We look forward to working with our resellers to continue supporting the Canadian Federal Government in their digital transformation initiatives."
(Source – GlobeNewswire)
Based in Reston, Virginia, Carahsoft is the trusted government IT solutions provider, helping Federal, State and Local Government agencies, Health and Education markets and Public Sector organizations. The company delivers solutions for Cybersecurity, Big Data, MultiCloud, DevSecOps, AI, Open Source, Customer Experience and more. Its sales and marketing teams work with resellers, systems integrators, and consultants to offer the best IT services, products, and training through hundreds of contract vehicles.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
Businesswire | May 02, 2023
Veracode, a leading provider of intelligent software security solutions, today announced its attainment of State Risk and Authorization Management Program (StateRAMP).
StateRAMP offers state and local government agencies a standardized approach toward compliance to help them improve their overall security posture. Veracode obtained FedRAMP authorization in July 2022, and this week’s authorization by StateRAMP reaffirms the company’s commitment to deliver cloud-based application security software to agencies at all levels of government—federal, state, and local.
“High-profile attacks and vulnerabilities are significantly impacting the software supply chain across industries, and state and local government is no different,” said Claire Bailey, Regional Vice President of Governmental Affairs at Veracode. “Agencies need capabilities that allow them to protect the application layer. This authorization enables Veracode to support evolving state and local government security requirements. We look forward to assisting the StateRAMP mission of improving the cyber posture of public institutions and the citizens they serve.”
Veracode’s intelligent software security platform provides comprehensive application-layer protection to reduce risk in today’s dynamic threat environment. The platform supports a range of current and emerging cybersecurity requirements and best practices, including:
Securing the software supply chain through capabilities such as the generation of a Software Bills of Materials (SBOM), which provides visibility into the open-source code components that are contained in a software product Integrating security into software development from the beginning of the process (‘shifting left’) Providing a developer-friendly user experience to integrate security into the software development life cycle Supporting cloud-native development and managing risk across the application portfolio Uniting security and development teams to address cybersecurity challenges
The StateRAMP authorization enables Veracode to support state and local agencies’ cybersecurity initiatives at a time of increased risk. A shortage of skilled IT security professionals has depleted the security teams of many state agencies, and Chief Information Security Officers report risks arising from persistent malware, ransomware, and phishing attempts, according to a recent National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) survey.
Veracode’s recent State of Software Security 2023 report revealed that, over the last 12 months, more than 74 percent of applications contained at least one security flaw. Due to variation in the types of flaws that compromise application security, security teams should use a variety of scan types to discover elusive flaws.
Bailey added, “Security teams should have confidence in the options available to secure their cyber infrastructure and make their digital landscape a safer place overall. StateRAMP makes this goal much more attainable for state and local agencies. Veracode’s platform provides a single view of an organization’s security posture and compliance via powerful reporting and analytics, restoring confidence in the digital infrastructure of agencies.”
State and local agencies can access Veracode’s comprehensive software security platform—including static analysis, software composition analysis (SCA), dynamic analysis, pipeline scanning, eLearning, container scanning, API scanning, and infrastructure as code (IaC) scanning—on the StateRAMP Marketplace.
Veracode is intelligent software security. The Veracode Software Security Platform continuously finds flaws and vulnerabilities at every stage of the modern software development lifecycle. Trusted by security teams, developers, and business leaders from thousands of the world’s leading organizations, Veracode is the pioneer, continuing to redefine what intelligent software security means.