Tantus Technologies | January 04, 2023
In a recent announcement, Virginia-based Tantus Technologies, Inc., received a Task Order through the Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC) Information Assurance Branch. Tantus is engaged to provide cyber security services to the Risk Management Agency (RMA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Tantus, via the FPAC, has provided its expertise to several vital applications, systems and programs related to crop insurance, conservation, lending, and other services for over five years. The new Task Order mandates Tantus with authorization documentation analysis; project maintenance and management; security assessment and cyber security compliance support; contingency planning preparedness; and readiness and assurance support for the entire FPAC.
Due to the long working relationship, USDA – FPAC selected Tantus for this crucial implementation. Under the federal Zero Trust Architecture mandates Tantus will focus on packaging its cyber services with automation, emerging practices and technologies to assist federal agencies in improving their security compliance. Tantus intends to bring thought leadership to this transition and increase the overall security of FPAC systems.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center's (NITAAC) Chief Information Officer – Solutions and Partners 3 Small Business (CIO-SP3 SB) contract awarded the new Task Order to Tantus.
About Tantus Technologies, Inc.
Tantus Technologies offers federal clients complete IT solutions and management consulting. With over two decades of experience working with the government, Tantus Tech solutions expertise ranges across Artificial Intelligence, Agile, Human Centered Design, DevOps, Strategy Realization, Program/Project Management, and Cybersecurity.
Steampunk | February 14, 2023
Steampunk, an IT services and consulting company, has recently announced that it achieved the FedRAMP Technical Review and Analysis Support Services contract award.
It has been providing support to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the FedRAMP programs, with the tasks of cybersecurity, information assurance, and risk-based reviews for FedRAMP cloud service candidates of Joint Authorization Board's Provisional Authorization to Operate (JAB P-ATO) issue. It also undertakes independent cybersecurity risk assessments of cloud service for cloud service provider (CSP) candidates, collaborating with multiple discipline IT teams and resolving security or risk detection conflicts. With the support of FedRAMP, it has worked with the largest CSPs worldwide, like Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google, along with the monitorization of more than 30 CSPs.
For the task order on the DHS EAGLE II contract, it started working with FedRAMP in August 2016. It continued coordination with the FedRAMP programs for more than five years, expecting to review additional offerings over the next three years for an increase in demand for FedRAMP programs. It is also expected to partner with the General Services Administration (GSA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Department of Defense (DoD) of the United States government, securing cloud platforms for federal agencies.
Chief Growth Officer of Steampunk, Brad Cole said, "Steampunk's information security work at DHS has been part of the foundation of our company. We are thrilled to continue partnering with DHS to enable secure cloud modernization across the federal government and to bring our focus on service design to help drive improvements in the FedRAMP review process."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Steampunk, a federal contracting company, brings innovation to clients from the Homeland, Health, Federal Civilian, and DOD sectors. With its start-up culture and human-centered delivery approach, it is assisting federal agencies from design to development, enhancing their mission impacts and user experience. Being an employee-owned company, it invests in its employees to encourage and reward them for contributing to its growth. It offers services in IT solutions, modernization, disruption, machine learning, artificial intelligence, agile, design thinking, Human Centered Design (HCD), cybersecurity, data exploitation, cloud capabilities, cloud services, big data, digital platforms, development, security, and operations, government, and federal contractor services.
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Skyhigh Security | February 15, 2023
On February 14, 2023, Skyhigh, a Security Service Edge Leader, announced that its Skyhigh Secure Web Gateway achieves Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Moderate Authorization. Federal government agencies and government contractors are increasingly adopting cloud technologies to enhance efficiency, promote agility, and reduce costs. The FedRAMP Authorization enables these organizations to implement Skyhigh SWG, a component of the Skyhigh Security Service Edge (SSE) portfolio, to provide continuous, secure access for users anywhere, shield vital government data, and protect against today's advanced threats.
The U.S. government program, FedRAMP, evaluates cloud security vendors based on a standardized security framework for cloud products and services, focuses on protecting sensitive federal data in the cloud. Its process demonstrates the Skyhigh SWG solution has been assessed and approved by the C-level security officers from the Department of Defense (DoD), the General Services Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.
Skyhigh SWG enables authorized government users to connect securely to the cloud and web from anywhere and on any device. It prevents threats from entering an environment and sensitive data from leaving by monitoring inline traffic and acting as a gateway between users, websites, applications, and data. Multiple integrated technologies, such as Remote Browser Isolation (RBI), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), and Data Loss Prevention, are used by Skyhigh SWG to protect federal agencies from potentially malicious or unauthorized websites and cloud applications (DLP).
The Skyhigh SSE portfolio safeguards data and prevents threats in the cloud through all Software-as-a-Service applications, Shadow IT, and Infrastructure-as-a-Service environments from a single, cloud-native enforcement point. It gives organizations to control and visibility of their data in the cloud, irrespective of where it resides. It offers a DLP engine with single user-friendly centralized management and reporting dashboard, a single policy framework through all data exfiltration vectors and multi-layered security technologies to protect all possible use cases in the federal government environment.
About Skyhigh Security
Skyhigh Security, headquartered in San Jose, California, is committed to assisting clients in securing the world's data. It protects organizations with data-aware and user-friendly cloud-native security solutions. Its industry-leading Security Service Edge (SSE) Portfolio goes beyond data access and focuses on data use, enabling organizations to collaborate securely from any device and location. It allows organizations to gain complete visibility and control and to monitor and mitigate security risks seamlessly, thereby reducing associated costs, enhancing efficiencies, and keeping up with the pace of innovation.