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.
Prnewswire | April 26, 2023
Second Front Systems, a public-benefit software company focused on accelerating the delivery of mission-critical software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions to government, is collaborating with Snowflake to offer a comprehensive DevSecOps capability to organizations serving the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community markets.
"Second Front™ is proud to be partnering with Snowflake, the leader in the data cloud industry. This collaboration expands the impact of both company's solutions and positions us to jointly enable secure, streamlined delivery of innovative technology to the DoD, Intelligence Community, and beyond," said Tyler Sweatt, Chief Revenue Officer of Second Front. "By combining components of Data Cloud and the Game Warden® platform, SaaS companies can leverage a best-in-breed offering that positions them for both initial adoption and long-term success with the federal government."
Snowflake enables every organization to mobilize their data with Snowflake's Data Cloud. Customers use the Data Cloud to unite siloed data, discover and securely share data, and execute diverse analytic workloads. Wherever data or users live, Snowflake delivers a single data experience that spans multiple clouds and geographies.
"Snowflake is excited to be collaborating with our partner and mission-driven innovator, Second Front. Our combined technologies create a unique solution that better serves the federal government by reducing friction around access to and adoption of cutting-edge technologies," said Winston Chang, Snowflake's Global Public Sector CTO. "Working directly with Second Front on this DevSecOps initiative positions Snowflake to continue enabling data as a strategic asset in a variety of relevant national defense workloads."
Second Front will continue to expand its partnerships with other defense innovation enablers like Snowflake, AWS, and Carahsoft in order to provide our commercial customers the best available solutions for delivery to the DoD and Intelligence Community market.
About Second Front Systems
Second Front Systems (2F) fast-tracks government access to disruptive, commercially-proven software as a service (SaaS) applications for national security missions. Leading software providers—ranging from publicly traded defense contractors to startups—and government agencies trust 2F's Game Warden DevSecOps platform and secure cloud hosting environment to accelerate their delivery and harness the cloud revolution at scale. Founded by former U.S. Marines, this public benefit, venture-backed software company is driven by firsthand experience of the dangers outdated technology poses in combat. For more information, visit https://secondfront.com/
Snowflake enables every organization to mobilize their data with Snowflake's Data Cloud. Customers use the Data Cloud to unite siloed data, discover and securely share data, and execute diverse analytic workloads. Wherever data or users live, Snowflake delivers a single data experience that spans multiple clouds and geographies. Thousands of customers across many industries, including 573 of the 2022 Forbes Global 2000 (G2K) as of January 31, 2023, use Snowflake Data Cloud to power their businesses. Learn more at snowflake.com.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
Acalvio Technologies | March 13, 2023
One of the leaders in cyber deception, Acalvio Technologies and The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, Carahsoft Technology Corp., recently announced a partnership. Carahsoft will serve as Acalvio's Master Government Aggregator®, as per the agreement, making the company's market-leading Active Defense Platform and ShadowPlex Advanced Threat Defense accessible to the Public Sector via Carahsoft reseller associates, NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V, National Association of State Procurement Officials ValuePoint, Software 2 (ITES-SW2), Information Technology Enterprise Solutions, National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance and OMNIA Partners contracts.
Acalvio's ShadowPlex enables government agencies to efficiently execute the three most important aspects of adversarial engagement, including detection, which helps in rapid discovery of adversary presence both on-premises and in–cloud infrastructure, disruption to impede and slow down attacks and intelligence to easily collect granular forensics of attacker tactics, techniques, and procedures.
The Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation (CDM) Program Approved Products List (APL) has approved Acalvio Technologies, and their products are now accessible through various Carahsoft contracts, including SEWP V contracts NNG15SC03B and NNG15SC27B, NASPO ValuePoint Master Agreement #AR2472, ITES-SW2 Contract W52P1J-20-D-0042, NCPA Contract NCPA01-86, and OMNIA Partners Contract #R191902.
About Acalvio Technologies
Based in Santa Clara, California, Acalvio is one of the leading cyber deception technologies providers. The company helps businesses actively defend against advanced security threats. Established in 2015, it was built on 25 issued patents in autonomous deception and advanced AI. It also offers robust solutions for Identity Threat Detection and Response (ITDR), Ransomware Protection and Advanced Threat Detection for IT and OT networks, and Zero Trust.
Carahsoft is a government IT solutions provider, combining technological expertise with a comprehensive understanding of the government procurement process to assist public sector organizations in selecting and implementing the most cost-effective solution. The company is based in Reston, Virginia. It is one of the largest government partner catering as the government's master aggregator for many of its best-in-class vendors. It also drives value for a vast ecosystem of IT manufacturers, system integrators, resellers, and consulting partners.