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.
Infoblox | January 30, 2023
Leading cloud-first DNS management and security provider, Infoblox Inc., recently announced the U.S. Government FedRAMP Moderate Authorization for its BloxOne® Threat Defense Federal Cloud offering. This authorization allows organizations to operate their SaaS platforms with greater confidentiality, operational security, availability and integrity. The Infoblox BloxOne Threat Defense Federal Cloud is a part of BloxOne Threat Defense, which combines Cloud Services Portal (CSP), Dossier threat investigation platform, and Infoblox's Threat Intel Data Exchange (TIDE) to help public sector organizations scale and simplify security from the network core to the edge.
Security analysts can investigate, and contextually rank threat events 3X faster with Infoblox's technology. Additionally, it gives them access to carefully curated and thorough threat intelligence, which they can incorporate into their current security technologies for network-wide protection.
The U.S. Census Bureau sponsored the authorization. Infoblox team closely worked with FedRAMP Program Management Office to meet FedRAMP’s stringent guidelines for data security. The BloxOne Threat Defense Federal Cloud is compliant with FedRAMP’s security standards above the NIST SP 800-53 framework; this allows Infoblox to obtain digital transformation projects of federal agencies.
Ralph Havens, President of Infloblox Federal, said, "Achieving FedRAMP authorization shows Infoblox's commitment to helping federal agencies digitally transform and secure cloud-first environments." He further added, "In reaching this significant milestone, we are delighted to now offer our federal customers a robust network security platform to augment our nation's cyber defenses against unrelenting security attacks from adversaries who wish to do us harm."
(Source – CISION)
Infoblox is a cloud-first networking and cybersecurity services provider. Its solutions enable businesses to make the most of their existing infrastructure investments and fully utilize the cloud to provide universally simple, scalable, and dependable network experiences. The Infoblox BloxOne® and NIOS systems are available on-premises and via SaaS, it lets operations teams standardize, accelerate and automate the delivery of cloud-native and data center network and security services from a single location.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
Skyhigh Security | February 27, 2023
Skyhigh Security, a cloud-native security solutions provider, recently announced its Skyhigh Security Edge (SSE) portfolio completed the Australian Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) assessment to the PROTECTED security classification level. Skyhigh Security's momentum in the federal government is continued with new assessments following its previous completed assessment in 2020, where Skyhigh Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) has been evaluated as PROTECTED. The IRAP assessment assures public sector organizations that Skyhigh Security's robust suite of data-aware cloud security technology is equipped with adequate security controls to manage highly sensitive data and the infrastructures of Australian government agencies.
The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) led initiative IRAP provides high-quality information and communications technology (ICT) security assessment services to the Australian federal government. The IRAP assessment procedure is documented in the Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM), which offers cybersecurity guidance and standards to protect vital information and systems of Australian government organizations. In addition, Skyhigh SSE has the appropriate controls in place to meet the security objectives defined by the Australian Cybersecurity Centre's (ACSC) Cloud Security Assessment and Authorisation Framework.
Skyhigh Security benefited from IRAP in the Australian marketplace by demonstrating the company's commitment to security and a readiness to undergo independent assessments of its data-aware SSE technology. This assessment lets government agencies develop digital transformation initiatives and deliver improved citizen outcomes with confidence, utilizing powerful cloud capabilities delivered from Australian data centers. The Skyhigh SSE portfolio has also been evaluated by the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). This U.S. government program evaluates cloud security vendors using a standardized security framework for cloud products and services.
About Skyhigh Security
Skyhigh Security, headquartered in San Jose, California, is a leading provider of cloud-native security solutions that are user-friendly and data-conscious. Skyhigh Security's cloud-native security solutions are designed to meet the evolving needs of modern organizations, ensuring that they are always protected against the latest threats. The company's expert security professionals work closely with clients to understand their unique requirements and provide tailored solutions that meet their specific needs, helping them stay ahead of the curve in an ever-changing threat landscape. In addition, with its innovative Security Service Edge (SSE) Portfolio, Skyhigh Security offers comprehensive security services that extend beyond data access and prioritize secure data utilization.