Trading places: Unauthorized immigrant arrested after seeking detained son’s release

Reuters | February 24, 2019

The U.S. immigration agents who arrested Armando outside his Ohio home last fall would have had little trouble finding him: He had provided his address and fingerprints weeks earlier in a bid to get his 15-year old son out of government custody. The boy, Bryan, was apprehended in July after fleeing political violence in Nicaragua and crossing the southern border illegally. Armando, who is living in the U.S. illegally, wrestled with the risk of coming forward, especially as he had been deported before.

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Like their enterprise counterparts 37 percent of which are expected to be mobile by 2015 Federal workers are on the move. A recent Meritalk survey2 of Federal workers found that 54 percent connect remotely at least once a day, and mobility has increased their efficiency, availability, and engagement. Yet, according to same Meritalk study, all the potential of an engaged mobile workforce is lost due to cumbersome security procedures (57 percent), slow connections (65 percent), and limited access (43 percent). Supporting mobile users, their devices, and their organizational expectations is increasingly challenging for government IT departments.

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Like their enterprise counterparts 37 percent of which are expected to be mobile by 2015 Federal workers are on the move. A recent Meritalk survey2 of Federal workers found that 54 percent connect remotely at least once a day, and mobility has increased their efficiency, availability, and engagement. Yet, according to same Meritalk study, all the potential of an engaged mobile workforce is lost due to cumbersome security procedures (57 percent), slow connections (65 percent), and limited access (43 percent). Supporting mobile users, their devices, and their organizational expectations is increasingly challenging for government IT departments.

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Exabeam Next-gen SIEM and Advanced Cybersecurity Analytics Now Available Through Carahsoft’s NASPO Cloud Solutions Contract

Exabeam | June 23, 2022

Exabeam, the leader in Next-gen SIEM and XDR, and Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider announced that the advanced cybersecurity solutions by Exabeam have been added to Carahsoft’s National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint Cloud Solutions Contract. As the Master Government Aggregator® for Exabeam, Carahsoft provides the Exabeam cloud-delivered Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and advanced cyber analytics solutions to participating States, Local Governments, and Educational (SLED) institutions. We are excited to be added to Carahsoft’s NASPO contract to help SLED cyber leaders readily access the technology needed to modernize their SIEM and fiercely defend their agencies and institutions against known and unknown threats. Exabeam analytics and automation solutions help security analysts gain efficiencies with Threat Detection, Investigation and Response (TDIR) workflows, enabling them to identify and resolve threats faster. Working with Carahsoft and their reseller partners, we aim to arm as many security teams as possible against the tactics of persistent adversaries who often bypass traditional prevention solutions or are already inside.” Chris Cesio, Chief Revenue Officer at Exabeam The NASPO contract makes the procurement process frictionless for SLED organizations. It will help them get faster access to Exabeam Fusion SIEM and Exabeam Fusion XDR products through the NASPO Cloud Solutions Portfolio. “SLED organizations are constantly under siege from sophisticated cyber adversaries. These vital public agencies and institutions rely on next-generation cyber products to help modernize their security operation centers,” said Steve Jacyna, Director of Emerging Cyber Security Solutions at Carahsoft. “The Exabeam Fusion product line is an excellent addition to our Cloud Solutions portfolio. We look forward to providing streamlined access through our reseller partners to the Exabeam cloud-delivered SIEM and cyber analytics solutions to help agencies thwart attacks.” In the last year, the Biden administration has issued several executive orders related to the dangers nation-states and other threat actor groups pose to public sector organizations. The documents emphasize the importance of deploying modern security solutions to continuously look for and respond to threats. About the Exabeam Fusion Product Line The Exabeam Fusion product line integrates market-leading behavioral analytics and automation capabilities to help streamline the TDIR process without disrupting an organization’s existing technology stack. Public sector organizations participating in the NASPO Cloud Solutions Portfolio can easily identify and respond to critical security issues, incidents, and attacks from a single, centralized control plane. This substantially increases analyst productivity and reduces response times. The Exabeam Fusion offerings differentiate normal from anomalous behavior, apply risk scoring using Exabeam Dynamic Alert Prioritization to allow analysts to quickly assess and prioritize risks, and build Smart Timelines™ to automatically reconstruct security incidents to gain a full picture of any incident. About NASPO ValuePoint NASPO ValuePoint is a cooperative purchasing program facilitating public procurement solicitations and agreements using a lead-state model. The program provides the highest standard of excellence in public cooperative contracting. By leveraging the leadership and expertise of all states and the purchasing power of their public entities, NASPO ValuePoint delivers the highest valued, reliable and competitively sourced contracts, offering public entities outstanding prices. About Exabeam Exabeam is a global cybersecurity leader that adds intelligence to every IT and security stack. The leader in Next-gen SIEM and XDR, Exabeam is reinventing the way security teams use analytics and automation to solve Threat Detection, Investigation, and Response (TDIR), from common security threats to the most critical that are difficult to identify. Exabeam offers a comprehensive cloud-delivered solution that leverages machine learning and automation using a prescriptive, outcomes-based approach to TDIR. We design and build products to help security teams detect external threats, compromised users and malicious adversaries, minimize false positives and best protect their organizations. Exabeam, the Exabeam logo, Exabeam Fusion, Smart Timelines, Security Operations Platform, and XDR Alliance are service marks, trademarks or registered marks of Exabeam, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective owners. © 2022 Exabeam, Inc. All rights reserved. About Carahsoft Carahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, supporting Public Sector organizations across Federal, State and Local Government agencies and Education and Healthcare markets. As the Master Government Aggregator® for our vendor partners, we deliver solutions for Cybersecurity, MultiCloud, DevSecOps, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Open Source, Customer Experience and Engagement, and more. Working with resellers, systems integrators and consultants, our sales and marketing teams provide industry leading IT products, services and training through hundreds of contract vehicles.

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Wingsure Partners with AICIL to Provide Curated Insurance Products and Digital Management Services to Farmers Using Advanced Technology

AICIL | July 18, 2022

Agriculture Insurance Company of India Limited (AICIL), a nationalised insurance company under the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, has signed a three-year agreement with Wingsure, an insurtech company that leverages artificial intelligence and deep technology to protect farmers worldwide. As part of the agreement, Wingsure will use its advanced technology capabilities to significantly strengthen the accessibility of insurance products and services to farmers in India; curate and promote AICIL's comprehensive portfolio of agriculture insurance products and enable its channels, including groups and partner brokers, to distribute on its mobile app. Agriculture and the allied sectors are the largest sources of livelihood in India, with most rural households dependent primarily on agriculture and 86% percent of holdings being small and marginal. However, farmers are vulnerable to the impact of climate change and other livelihood risks and have sub-optimal access to risk awareness programs and modern resources. Launched to support economic empowerment with transparency and promote sustainability through modern agricultural practices, Wingsure's application leverages advanced computer vision, augmented reality, and voice capabilities to provide intelligence and facilitate the underwriting and insurance claims processes for small holder farmers. The partnership will have access to more than 40 million farmers in India and focus on transforming how farmers mitigate and adapt to climate change and other livelihood related risks. "We firmly believe that technology implementation is key to providing insurance and thereby protecting the underserved. Through our association, we will utilise the Wingsure technology platform to support our vision of how farmers can leverage insurance to mitigate risk." -Malay Poddar, Chairman and Managing Director, AICIL Avi Basu, Founder, and CEO of Wingsure, said, Wingsure's deep-tech platform revolutionizes how small holder farmers leverage insurance and financial products to protect their livelihood. It is designed to provide optimal access to risk awareness programs, climate smart practices & other modern resources as well as government backed schemes. The application uses AI and machine learning (ML) to rapidly process insurance underwriting and claims. We are excited to partner with AICIL in their vision to use technology for strengthening farmers' resilience in India. About Agriculture Insurance Company of India Limited- AICIL, controlled by the Government of India, has been implementing the crop insurance schemes of the Government of India since 2003-04. Currently, AICIL is implementing, inter alia, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), Bangla Shasya Bima Scheme (BSBS), and Restructured Weather-based Crop Insurance Scheme (RWBCIS) and many of it proprietary agriculture insurance products. About Wingsure- Wingsure leverages artificial intelligence and deep technology to protect farmers worldwide. The company operates in developing nations, as well as advanced countries, focusing on growers who are locked out of traditional financial services. Wingsure is dedicated to providing farmers with competitive levels of technology and security to maintain the dignity and sustainability of individuals worldwide.

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Voxtur Closes Acquisition to Bolster Property Tax Business

Voxtur | July 06, 2022

Voxtur Analytics Corp. (TSXV: VXTR; OTCQB: VXTRF) ("Voxtur" or the "Company"), a North American technology company creating a more transparent and accessible real estate lending ecosystem, is pleased to announce that, further to the news release issued on June 9, 2022, it has completed the arm's length acquisition of Municipal Tax Equity Consultants Inc. ("MTEC") and its associated entity, MTAG Paralegal Professional Corp., acquired MTE Paralegal Professional Corporation ("MTEP", and together with MTEC, “MTE”) (collectively, the "Acquisition"). MTE provides technology-enabled solutions to help municipal governments maximize property tax revenue, mitigate future liabilities, manage operations from emerging opportunities, and develop property tax policy frameworks. "As a fully integrated real estate technology company, we are setting new standards built on innovation and execution, This acquisition expands Voxtur's reach as a reliable source of targeted data and industry expertise to benefit municipalities." -CEO Jim Albertelli, Voxture. The purchase price for the acquisition of MTEP is $900,000 payable in cash and the aggregate purchase price for the acquisition of MTEC by Voxtur is $3,500,000, subject to customary adjustments, (the “MTEC Purchase Price”), paid in a combination of cash, totaling $2,200,000, and common shares of the Company (“Common Shares”), with $800,000 of the MTEC Purchase Price satisfied by the issuance of 808,080 Common Shares at closing, priced at $0.99 per Common Share, and $500,000 of the MTEC Purchase Price satisfied by the issuance of up to 505,050 Common Shares subject to an escrow hold period of 18 months priced at $0.99 per share. The number of escrowed shares to be issued following the escrow hold period are subject to a downward adjustment. In addition, $500,000 of the cash portion of the MTEC Purchase Price will be subject to an escrow hold period of 18 months. In addition to the benefits the Company will see as a result of the Acquisition, the property tax sector has embraced Voxtur's flagship sketch technology, known as Apex. The proprietary imagery and web-based GIS applications unify property-related data and enable desktop review of properties. The software, data analytics, and visual intelligence are focused on real property and primarily serve the property assessment, property taxation, municipal, insurance, and appraisal sectors, both public and private. Counties across North America see the benefits from this technology resulting in efficiencies impacting productivity and accuracy. About Voxtur- Voxtur is a transformational real estate technology Company that is redefining industry standards in a dynamic lending environment. The Company offers targeted data analytics to simplify tax solutions, property valuation and settlement services throughout the lending lifecycle for investors, lenders, government agencies and servicers. Voxtur’s proprietary data hub and workflow platforms more accurately and efficiently value assets, originate and service loans, securitize portfolios and evaluate tax assessments. The Company serves the property lending and property tax sectors, both public and private, in the United States and Canada.

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