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.
Relativity | February 21, 2023
Relativity and Deloitte have recently announced that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, has deployed the FedRAMP-authorized SaaS platform of Relativity called RelativityOne Government, as a cloud-based solution for Freedom of Information Act, FOIA, requests.
Relativity, a technological solutions provider for the legal sector, with Deloitte's litigation support and e-discovery services, helps the agency migrate to the RelativityOne Government platform. This migration will offer solutions related to flexibility, security, and extensibility of the cloud-driven data discovery product to the EPA, with the support of artificial intelligence.
The EPA has to process huge volumes of FOIA requests every year. This solution would assist EPA with the volume of FOIA requests, accelerating the processing speed and flexibility. It will handle litigation and investigation of the requests' varying sizes accurately without any tension of cybersecurity. It creates a repeatable and consistent approach to the problem, offering cost-effective, secure, and efficient output in the agency's processes.
Managing Director of Government Sales at Relativity, Doug Cowan, said, "Our advanced AI capabilities empower teams at the EPA to spend less time combing through mountains of data and more time collaborating and gleaning insights from analytics." He added, "The EPA is able to use the information to guide courses of action for their litigation matters or FOIA requests, which is additive to the litigation and e-discovery matters in which they were already leveraging RelativityOne Government. We look forward to seeing what the EPA will accomplish with a platform built exclusively for the cloud, and hope that it encourages other U.S. government agencies that are contemplating the use of SaaS solutions for their e-discovery work."
(Source - Cision PR Newswire)
Headquartered in Chicago, Relativity, a software development company, offers solutions for legal technology, e-discovery, litigation support, software engineering and information governance. It helps users to detect and resolve problems and organize data. Its proprietary SaaS product, RelativityOne, manages massive data and recognizes key issues during internal investigations and litigation. It serves legal, financial and Government services like the U.S. Department of Justice and 198 of the Am Law 200 worldwide. Its products are RelativityOne, RelativityOne Government, Relativity Legal Hold, Relativity Patents, Text IQ, and Relativity App Hub.
Cyware | January 27, 2023
On January 26, 2023, a next-generation cybersecurity solutions provider Cyware, announced that its Cyber Security Centre (CFC) had achieved FedRAMP Ready designation from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program's PMO (FedRAMP PMO). The adoption of secure cloud services throughout the federal government by offering a standardized approach to security for cloud technologies deployed in federal agencies is promoted by FedRAMP, a US govt-based program.
The designation FedRAMP Ready signifies that a Third-Party Assessment Organization attests to Cyware's security capabilities and that a RAR (Readiness Assessment Report) has been deemed acceptable and reviewed by the FedRAMP PMO. As a result, the Cyware platform enables contractors and government agencies to benefit from the solution's advanced threat intelligence automation and created threat response capabilities which can improve the adoption of secure cloud technologies.
Cyware's CFC offers federal security teams a solution to improve security effectiveness, speed up proactive response, and improve collaboration within the whole security ecosystem of a federal agency. The main goal is to make the country safer from cyberattacks by making better use of tools, resources, and assets that already exist.
Chief Executive Officer of Cyware, Anuj Goel, said, "We are proud that Cyware has achieved this important FedRAMP milestone. This demonstrates our commitment to enhancing threat intelligence sharing and security operations for the public sector." He also said, "Now federal customers can leverage our platform to enable security collaboration, extend threat visibility, correlate threat intelligence, and ensure the highest levels of cloud security through intelligent orchestration and response."
(Source: Business Wire)
Founded in 2016, a product-based cyber security provider,Cyware offers full-stack innovative cyber fusion solutions for all-source, technical, tactical, and operational threat response automation and threat intelligence sharing. The company empowers enterprises to adapt to the evolving threat landscape is utilizing the advances in ML, AI, Security Automation and Orchestration Technologies. The Cyber Fusion solution from Cyware combines SOAR and TIP technology, which makes it easier for security teams that work in separate groups to work together. Many government agencies, businesses, and MSSPs use the company. It also offers platforms for sharing threat intelligence for the majority of ISAC organizations around the world.