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.
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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.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, INFRASTRUCTURE
Globenewswire | June 06, 2023
UltiSat, a global provider of advanced communications solutions to government, humanitarian-aid and critical infrastructure markets, announced that its new GC5 SATCOM Service is now available for customer technical trials and live demonstrations. The new end-to-end managed service provides a purpose-built network, including satellite and terrestrial connectivity with unique security features specifically for government operations. GC5 is bundled as an easy to procure commercial off-the-shelf service, with a range of configurable options. Technical trials and live demonstrations are currently available in the continental United States (CONUS) coverage region.
UltiSat previously announced the development of its GC5 SATCOM Service in March of 2023, as the first off-the-shelf satellite communications service designed from inception to meet the security demands of today’s tactical environment. GC5, refers to “Command, Control, Communications, Computing and Cyber” as critical elements of government missions. As a pre-packaged solution, the service includes a selection of remote terminals, bandwidth plans, coverage areas, and data center interconnection options. GC5 includes inherent security features that meet or exceed US Department of Defense and NSA directive referenced in DOD Instruction 8523.01 Communications Security, including a TRANSEC compliant architecture and FIPS 140-2 certified encryption.
“There is no substitute for a hands-on test drive of a new product or service, before implementing it in a mission environment,” said UltiSat president and CEO David Myers. “That is why UltiSat is proud to offer both live demonstrations and limited technical trials to customers interested in deploying our unique government grade - GC5 SATCOM Service.”
UltiSat is offering live on-site demonstrations at its facilities in the Washington D.C. area, as well as up to 30 day limited technical trials at customer locations. Customers may bring their own approved terminals or conduct trials using satellite equipment provided by UltiSat.
GC5 strikes a perfect balance between the resiliency of defense grade satellite communications and the simplicity of a commercial off-the-shelf managed service. In addition to technical trials, production service will be offered with various coverage regions across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific. Customers can select from several backhaul options to connect their remote terminals to a government operations center or a secure cloud-based service.
UltiSat provides global end-to-end connectivity solutions and managed network services for land mobile, maritime, and airborne operations. Customers in government, humanitarian-aid, and critical infrastructure markets have unique communications requirements and greater demand for resiliency. Our portfolio includes a range of solutions leveraging satellite, terrestrial, wireless and cloud technologies, combined with in-house systems engineering and global field service. UltiSat leverages a 25+ year heritage deploying solutions in over 120 countries. UltiSat is a wholly owned subsidiary and separate operating company of Speedcast. For more information visit www.ultisat.com.