EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
Businesswire | May 29, 2023
Maximus, a leading provider of health, employment, and digital customer services globally, has been selected as the largest provider of the new Functional Assessment Services (FAS) contract, due to launch in 2024.
The award maintains Maximus’ position as a leading provider of health assessments to the UK government. Since 2015 Maximus has been the only national provider of the Health Assessment Advisory Service on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions.
Maximus transformed the assessment service, with waiting times significantly reduced and record customer satisfaction. From 2024, assessments will be delivered on a regional basis. Maximus will deliver across Scotland and Northern England, and as a delivery partner to Capita across the Midlands and Wales.
The combined estimated value of the contracts, including subcontracting, is £800m/$1bn over five years, with the option to extend for a further two years.
Dr Paul Williams, Division President of Maximus UK, said: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with DWP to deliver the next generation of health and disability assessments. We remain committed to working with stakeholders, including disabled people and their representative groups, to improve customer experience in the assessment process, delivering a sensitive, respectful and expert service to the millions of people who rely on these services to access financial support”.
Bruce Caswell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Maximus, said: “This award continues our expansion in the UK market. With our strong track record of transforming services on behalf of government, and our strategic focus on the future of health services globally, we are proud to be working with DWP on the delivery of this important new service”.
About Maximus in the UK
Maximus delivers services that help more than 2 million people each year in the UK move forward with their lives. Operating from more than 285 locations, Maximus is one of the largest providers of employment, health, and digital customer services in the country.
Maximus employs over 5,000 specialists, including more than 1,000 employment advisors and 1,400 doctors, nurses, occupational therapists and other Healthcare Professionals. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and Living Wage Employer.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
MixMode | March 31, 2023
Four Inc., a federal aggregator, has partnered with MixMode, a leading provider of next-generation Cybersecurity solutions, to provide MixMode's Advanced Threat Detection Platform to government agencies through Four Inc.'s boutique aggregation program. Under the agreement, Four Inc. will offer MixMode's Third Wave AI solution to the public sector through Four Inc.'s NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWPV) contract and its network of channel partners.
"Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority of legacy Cybersecurity solutions are not well-suited for real-time risk detection at massive scale," said John Keister, MixMode CEO. "MixMode's platform is able to detect risks from both known and novel attacks in large data environments, making Cybersecurity programs 20x more efficient and effective. We are pleased to partner with Four Inc. to deliver our platform to government agencies to defend against sophisticated attacks."
The MixMode platform utilizes self-supervised and generative AI-driven analysis and predictive threat detection to identify and respond to threats in real-time, making it an ideal solution for organizations looking to enhance their Cybersecurity posture. With MixMode's precise, efficient alerting, government agencies can analyze vast amounts of data from various sources, such as network traffic, logs, and cloud environments. The MixMode solution is a lightweight, efficient AI that requires no rules, historical training data or ongoing tuning, and can be integrated into existing security systems, making it easy for government agencies to enhance their Cybersecurity capabilities without disrupting their operations. Since MixMode does not require historical training data, it is up and running very quickly and is not susceptible to biases and blind spots that plague most AI systems.
"We are excited to partner with MixMode to provide our customers access to a Third Wave AI and Negative-Time-to-Detection℠ cybersecurity solution," said Chris Wilkinson, EVP of Sales of Four Inc. "MixMode's self-learning platform enables our partners and government customers to protect their assets, detecting both known and unknown attacks designed to bypass legacy defenses."
Four Inc. and MixMode will work together to integrate MixMode's AI technology into existing security systems and provide ongoing support to ensure the success of the partnership.
MixMode's Cybersecurity platform is available immediately via Four Inc.'s SEWPV Contract Vehicle.
MixMode is a no-rules-required Cybersecurity platform, serving both the US government and large enterprises with big data environments across a variety of industries. MixMode delivers a patented, self-learning platform that acts as the Cybersecurity Intelligence Layer℠ to detect both known and unknown attacks, including novel attacks designed to bypass legacy cyber defenses. This is accomplished in real-time, across any cloud or on-premise data stream. Trusted by global entities in banking, public utilities and government sectors, industry cyber leaders rely on MixMode to protect their most critical assets. The platform dramatically improves the efficiency of SOC teams previously burdened with writing and tuning rules and manually searching for attacks. The MixMode platform can be deployed remotely, with no appliances, in under an hour with business outcomes evident within days. Backed by PSG and Entrada Ventures, the company is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA.
About Four Inc.
Four Inc. is a Small Business boutique aggregator and has been recognized as a Top 100 government contractor on Washington Technology's Top 100 Report consecutively for the last seven years. Four Inc.'s expertise of the federal IT contracting process and their carefully crafted ecosystem of manufacturers and partners has enabled them to expertly deliver the right technology solutions and services to their customers. Through their proven experience and dedication to their core values, they have earned the IT community's respect and trust.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
Businesswire | March 29, 2023
Trustwave Government Solutions (TGS), a Federally-focused cybersecurity provider and the wholly-owned subsidiary of Trustwave Holdings, Inc., today announced it has been awarded an expanded database security contract with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The expanded contract will allow USPTO to further build upon its robust Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) with the expansion of DbProtect’s purpose-built database vulnerability management, Rights Management for advanced user rights review and Threat Monitoring.
“At USPTO, our mission to foster innovation through examination, granting high-quality patents and trademarks is crucial to American prosperity,” said Jamie Holcombe, Chief Information Officer of USPTO. “Part of our mission requires creating, deploying, and protecting the critical data in one of the world’s largest repositories of innovation which includes almost every conceivable creation for over the last 250 years. Our expanded contract with Trustwave Government Solutions is a key investment to ensure our mission is sustained in a secure way.”
As the central repository for U.S. Patent and Trademark data, actively monitoring and protecting American innovation and intellectual property data is essential to USPTO’s mission. In response, USPTO has become a pioneer in building and operationalizing Zero Trust Architecture across the five pillars of the federal Zero Trust framework: users, apps, data, networks, and devices. By providing real-time visibility of database assets, vulnerabilities, risk levels, user privileges, and anomalies, TGS will help USPTO security teams deliver on two of the five zero-trust pillars: users and data.
“USPTO is constantly at the forefront of Zero Trust Architecture innovation, and we’re thrilled to be a partner on this journey with them,” said Bill Rucker, President of Trustwave Government Solutions. “Data is at the heart of the Zero Trust conversation, and in order to operate securely today and in the future, databases need to be considered as critical assets with the appropriate security considerations applied. Gone are the days of ‘good enough’ scanning. Databases are just more important, and they should be protected at all costs.”
TGS’s Database Security offering proactively assesses threats to databases to help government entities gain visibility into the vulnerabilities in on-premises or cloud databases that could lead to a data breach. It automates the security of critical data by uncovering vulnerabilities that threat actors could exploit, limiting user access to the most sensitive data, and alerting on suspicious activities, intrusions, and policy violations. As a result, government clients can spend less time chasing database security alerts and more time on activities that drive value, like remediating risks and reducing attack surfaces.
Trustwave has been laser-focused on database security for more than 20 years and is currently protecting thousands of databases across the commercial and Federal Government spectrums. In fact, Trustwave’s DbProtect was the only database vulnerability scanner included in the original tools acquisition under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Continuous Diagnostic and Monitoring (CDM) program, and it is the only database security solution recognized by Marsh’s Cyber Catalyst program to have meaningful impact in reducing cyber risk by top global cyber insurers.
As the threat landscape evolves and adversaries find new ways to exfiltrate and manipulate data, the government has been finalizing Zero Trust adoption guidance to adhere to the Biden administration’s cybersecurity executive order to “advance toward Zero Trust Architecture.” USPTO is setting the example for other government entities to employ a database-specific security approach that includes continuous vulnerability and configuration assessments and remediation, database privileged access visibility and control, and continuous database activity monitoring to alert and respond to anomalous database activity.
As a recognized global cyber defender that stops cyber threats all day, every day – we enable organizations and governments to conduct their business securely.
Trustwave detects threats that others can’t see, enabling us to respond quickly and protect our clients from the devastating impact of cyberattacks. We leverage our world-class team of security consultants, threat hunters and researchers, and our market-leading security operations platform to relentlessly identify and isolate threats with the right telemetry at the right time for the right response.
Trustwave is a leader in managed detection and response (MDR), managed security services (MSS), consulting and professional services, database security, and email security. Our elite Trustwave SpiderLabs team provides award-winning threat research and intelligence, which is infused into Trustwave services and products to fortify cyber resilience in the age of advanced threats.