EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, INFRASTRUCTURE
Newswire.ca | May 03, 2023
Dye & Durham Limited, a leading provider of cloud-based, efficient workflow software for legal and business professionals, today announced a renewed partnership with CentralSquare Technologies ("CentralSquare") by entering into a 10-year agreement that significantly expands Dye & Durham's seamless integration of online government services.
As a trusted public sector partner for decades, Dye & Durham provides mission-critical solutions to governments at the municipal, provincial and federal levels that deliver online services relied upon by millions of Canadians, including legal and financial services professionals.
Dye & Durham is also a market leader in driving innovative digital infrastructure capabilities that enable governments to seamlessly serve Canadians. That includes providing real-time online access to tax certificates, facilitating millions of tax and bill payments between governments and the nation's largest financial institutions and acting as an authorized service provider under contract with the Government of Ontario for over 25 years. Responsibilities in the province include providing front-end electronic registry solutions and operational capabilities for the Ontario Business Registry that enables access to corporate records, registrations and filing services.
Not only do these solutions help governments improve the citizen experience, they also drive significant costs savings for municipal and provincial governments by having Dye & Durham manage the entire process.
Under the new 10-year agreement, more municipalities in Ontario and Alberta will now have access to Dye & Durham's TCOL (Tax Certificates Online) solution that has been available in British Columbia since 2007, where at least 108 municipalities are using it. To date, Dye & Durham has processed more than two million tax certificates.
"We pride ourselves on operating Canada's digital infrastructure that enables millions of transactions that power the economy," said Matthew Proud, CEO of Dye & Durham. "That's why we're committed to constantly improving the delivery of crucial government services in a seamless manner to support economic growth and improve the government-to-citizen experience."
The renewed partnership will also see further integration of CentralSquare's innovative solutions within the broader Dye & Durham technology ecosystem, driving greater efficiencies between government, businesses and citizens.
"At our core, we believe in creating smart solutions that improve the lives of citizens," said Justin Murphy, VP of Product Management at CentralSquare. "Working with Dye & Durham – a like-minded company where innovation is at the heart of everything we do – has allowed us to bring additional value to our cloud-based Property Tax solution in the Ontario market, and we are thrilled to be continuing our partnership."
About Dye & Durham
Dye & Durham Limited is one of the world's largest providers of cloud-based legal practice management software. Dye & Durham also provides critical information services and workflows, which customers use to manage their non-discretionary information, regulatory and due diligence requirements. The company has operations in Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia.
About CentralSquare Technologies
CentralSquare Technologies is the largest independent provider of public sector software solutions that empower local and state governments to build smarter, safer and more connected communities. Over 8,000 agency customers across North America rely on CentralSquare's technology to deliver solutions ranging from computer-aided-dispatch systems, 911 and records management solutions which enhance public safety, to administrative products with finance, asset, compliance and case management capabilities that run government agencies more efficiently. As the market driver for advancing safety and justice with innovative technology, CentralSquare serves 3 out of 4 citizens across North America. The company is headquartered in Lake Mary, FL and has locations in North Carolina, South Dakota and British Columbia. More information is available at CentralSquare.com.
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, CYBERSECURITY
PR Newswire | May 23, 2023
OnSolve, a leading critical event management provider that enables organizations to mitigate physical threats and remain agile when a crisis strikes, today announced its Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorization, certifying its technology has successfully gone through a rigorous review and assessment process to meet stringent federally defined standards. With the news, OnSolve continues to offer federal agencies cloud-based, secure technology to keep them ahead of risk and streamline communication during a disruption or crisis.
"Government agencies are facing significant challenges from a dynamic risk landscape and need secure technology to help them mitigate all manner of threats," said OnSolve Chief Executive Officer Mark Herrington. "Our recent Global Risk Impact report found staggering increases across infrastructure, severe weather and transportation threats. Today's news reinforces our commitment to helping the public sector navigate this complexity and keep people, places and property as safe as possible."
FedRAMP authorization enables the federal government to accelerate the adoption of cloud-based vendors by creating transparent standards and processes for security authorizations, including a C-level security evaluation from the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration and the Department of Homeland Security. By achieving FedRAMP authorization, the public sector can rapidly deploy the OnSolve Platform at a time when physical threats are rapidly increasing, helping agencies strengthen their security posture and mitigate the impact of threats to their people and assets. Federal agencies will continue to use the OnSolve Platform to securely manage risks, communicate quickly and activate crisis teams from any location. OnSolve can be found on the FedRAMP Marketplace here.
"Government agencies have a duty to protect their employees and the missions they serve from physical threats that are becoming increasingly common," said Dustin Radtke, CTO, OnSolve. "There is a clear sense of urgency to support the public sector with secure solutions that keep organizations agile and resilient in today's dynamic threat landscape. Increasing the adoption of a solution like the OnSolve Platform will save lives, protect critical infrastructure and enable operational agility. We remain committed to deepening our partnerships within the public sector."
OnSolve's public sector customer base includes over 40 percent of authorized Integrated Public Alert & Warning Systems (IPAWS) authorities, cities and counties, 250 utility agencies and 50 federal agencies. Whether a severe weather event, natural disaster or power outage, the OnSolve Platform detects and shares timely updates on public safety emergencies and other public threats, with multi-modal delivery options including mobile, text, email, phone, social media and more.
OnSolve's recent release of the 2023 Global Risk Impact Report identifies three rising threats across the U.S. Infrastructure and technology failures (+807%), transportation accidents (+296%) and extreme weather (+42%) increased significantly in 2022 when compared to 2021. To read the 2023 OnSolve Global Risk Impact report, please visit www.onsolve.com/GRI.
OnSolve is a leading critical event management provider that proactively mitigates physical threats, allowing organizations to remain agile when a crisis strikes. Using the most trusted expertise and reliable AI-powered risk intelligence, critical communications and incident management technology, the OnSolve Platform enables enterprises, SMB organizations and all levels of government to detect, anticipate and mitigate physical threats that impact their people, places and property.
With billions of alerts sent annually and proven support for both the public and private sectors, OnSolve is used by thousands of entities to save lives, protect communities, safeguard critical infrastructure and enable agility for the organizations that power our economy. For more information, please visit www.onsolve.com.