EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
Globenewswire | March 30, 2023
ConnectWise, the world’s leading software company dedicated to the success of IT solution providers (TSPs), is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC) to enhance cybersecurity for MSPs.
The partnership aims to provide MSPs with the resources and tools necessary to strengthen their cybersecurity posture and protect their clients from cyber threats. As part of the collaboration, ConnectWise will work closely with CISA JCDC to develop new solutions and services that address the latest cybersecurity challenges faced by MSPs.
"We are thrilled to partner with CISA JCDC to help MSPs improve their cybersecurity practices," said Patrick Beggs, CISO of ConnectWise. "MSPs are on the frontlines of protecting businesses from cyber threats, and it's our responsibility to provide them with the best tools and resources to keep their clients safe."
CISA JCDC brings together experts from government, industry, and academia to collaborate on cybersecurity defense. Through this partnership, ConnectWise will have access to the latest threat intelligence, best practices, and training materials from CISA JCDC. In turn, ConnectWise will be well-positioned to share this information with MSPs to support ongoing efforts to defend against evolving cyber attacks. ConnectWise and CISA JCDC share a commitment to improving cybersecurity for businesses of all sizes, and this partnership is a significant step in achieving this goal.
The strength of ConnectWise’s leading Information Security (InfoSec) program is applied across its cyber defense practices and procedures. Ensuring a collaborative effort is in place across the digital landscape is a priority for the company; this partnership demonstrates their commitment to InfoSec principles and how it allows MSPs to connect with confidence.
ConnectWise is the world's leading software company dedicated to the success of IT solution providers (TSPs) through unmatched software, services, community, and marketplace of integrations. ConnectWise offers an innovative, integrated, and security-centric platform—Asio™—which provides unmatched flexibility that fuels profitable, long-term growth for partners. ConnectWise enables TSPs to drive business efficiency with automation, IT documentation, and data management capabilities and increase revenue with remote monitoring, cybersecurity, and backup and disaster recovery technologies.
About the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC)
Pursuant to new authority from Congress, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) established JCDC in August 2021 to transform traditional public-private partnerships into real-time private-public operational collaboration and shift the paradigm from reacting to threats and vulnerabilities to proactively planning and taking steps to mitigate them. JCDC combines the visibility, insight, and innovation of the private sector with the capabilities and authorities of the federal cyber ecosystem to collectively drive down cyber risk to the nation at scale.
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.
Globenewswire | April 12, 2023
WalkMe Inc., a leading provider of digital adoption solutions, today announced it has achieved Ready status for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) at a Moderate impact level. With this achievement, WalkMe becomes the first digital adoption platform provider listed on the FedRAMP Marketplace as the company advances its existing position in accelerating federal agencies’ technology modernization and IT transformation.
With WalkMe, the Federal Government will be able to accelerate mission success in multiple areas including:
Digital Government/Digital Services - providing a framework for digital services and improving critical Customer Experience (CX) initiatives for employees and citizens
Technology & Legacy Modernization - enhancing and renovating legacy platforms and enterprise applications
Data & Information Management - improving data integrity and quality issues related to interoperability of the government tech stack
Improving the Government Workforce - increasing employee productivity by eliminating operational drag of poorly optimized software and application
FedRAMP is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. It helps the U.S. government adapt from legacy IT to secure cloud-based solutions.
The U.S. federal market is one of the largest and most complex enterprises in the world, which will now benefit from WalkMe’s established success and innovation in a range of markets including healthcare, financial services, education, hospitality, retail, and more.
WalkMe is listed on the FedRAMP Marketplace with Authority to Operate status at the Moderate level estimated in Summer 2023.
“Achieving FedRAMP Ready status signifies an incredible moment in WalkMe’s growth story as we officially enter the U.S. Federal market,” said Billy Biggs, Vice President - Public Sector, WalkMe. “Digital transformation is a top priority for every C-level executive within the federal government. Now more than ever, federal executives are looking for technology solutions that deliver true return on investment and help accelerate mission success in a matter of weeks, not years. The feedback from the federal government ecosystem on the WalkMe value proposition over the last few months has been extremely positive, and we’re excited to be able to offer our solutions while meeting the highest security posture via FedRAMP.”
As part of WalkMe’s progress, the company also expects to move from StateRAMP “active” status to “pending” to further serve the security standards for state, local and higher education clients interested in getting the most out of their technology investments through digital adoption platforms. Being FedRAMP Ready means that WalkMe can offer a full range of its solutions to U.S. federal, state and local government customers, U.S. government contractors, and federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs).
WalkMe's cloud-based digital adoption platform enables organizations to measure, drive and act to ultimately accelerate their digital transformations and better realize the value of their software investments. Our platform leverages proprietary technology to provide visibility to an organization's Chief Information Officer and business leaders, while improving user experience, productivity and efficiency for employees and customers. Alongside walkthroughs and third-party integration capabilities, our platform can be customized to fit an organization's needs.