Trump administration moves closer to rolling back U.S. vehicle fuel economy increases

Reuters | January 15, 2020

New rules enacting President Donald Trump’s reductions in fuel efficiency standards for new vehicles through 2026 moved closer to reality on Tuesday when U.S. agencies sent proposals to the White House for final review. After more than 17 months of discussion, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) submitted proposed rules for 2021 through 2026 model year fuel efficiency to the White House Office of Management and Budget, the agencies said.

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Governments around the world are enacting stronger cybersecurity mandates in which Zero Trust features as a central theme. Eighty-eight percent of security leaders agree that adopting a Zero Trust approach is very important.1 But while desire and regulatory momentum is there, overall implementation is lagging.

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Governments around the world are enacting stronger cybersecurity mandates in which Zero Trust features as a central theme. Eighty-eight percent of security leaders agree that adopting a Zero Trust approach is very important.1 But while desire and regulatory momentum is there, overall implementation is lagging.

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EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY

Binary Defense Partners with ExtraHop

Binary Defense | February 17, 2023

On February 16, 2023, Binary Defense, a Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and enterprise defense solutions provider, announced its partnership with ExtraHop, to offer an advanced managed network detection and response (mNDR) solution for North American customers. It will integrate the cloud-driven network detection and response solution of ExtraHop. Through this partnership, Binary Defense will provide its robust Managed Detection and Response services, providing 24/7/365 security monitoring, response, and detection to the clients of ExtraHop’s Reveal (x) 360. The advantages of Binary Defense’s MDR services are customized solutions for the preferred environment, advanced detection strategy, access to vast threat intel, collective defense, proven solutions, and experts with accountable work experience with Fortune 500 companies and the government for cybersecurity. Whereas the ExtraHop Reveal (x) 360 provides unified security in cloud and on-premises environments, situational intelligence, and 360-degree visibility through its SaaS-based network detection and response. Chief Commercial Officer of Binary Defense Tracy Caudill said, “Many organizations lack the resources and expertise to actively monitor and triage the daily flood of alerts they receive to successfully detect and respond to the most urgent threats.” She added, “Our Security Operations Center analysts have decades of combined experience at the highest levels of enterprise and government IT security. We are delighted to partner with ExtraHop to offer fully managed NDR services for our customers who need state-of-the-art, real-time threat detection that is tailored to meet their specific business needs.” (Source – Cision PR Newswire) About Binary Defense Headquartered in Stow, Ohio, Binary Defense, a cybersecurity solutions provider, has been detecting high-fidelity threats for network, cloud, endpoint, and log sources since 2014. It is a Managed Detection and Response services provider and software developer with Managed Open XDR model. It provides a comprehensive defense for the enterprise through its advanced services like Incident Response, Digital Risk Protection, Counterintelligence and Threat Hunting. It specializes in managed security, threat intelligence, SIEM management, detection and response, deception technology, EDR, MDR, MSSR, and cybersecurity.

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Celonis Partner Carahsoft to Offer EMS Software to U.S. Government Agencies

Carahsoft | March 01, 2023

On February 28, 2023, Carahsoft Technology Corp., the Government IT solutions provider and one of the global leaders in Execution Management and Process Mining, Celonis, announced the federal, state, and local governments of the United States can now access the Celonis Execution Management System (EMS) with the help of Carahsoft. Public and private sector organizations’ processes function on many IT systems, including supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), and enterprise resource planning (ERP), which run in silos. The Celonis EMS is designed to identify and eliminate these process inefficiencies by freeing up resources and radically enhancing overall performance. It combines data across present systems and offers a real-time scanning of an organization’s business process. It reveals inefficiencies and calculates their impact on performance precisely. It then automatically resolves the issue or guides teams to do so. With Carahsoft, the General Services Administration Schedule extended Celonis’ availability to Federal, Local and State Governments. As a result, the Celonis EMS is currently operational in key government departments and processes, from the transformation of finance, procurement, and administration to the change of mission-focused employee and citizen services. The citizen benefits and key agency includes improved efficiency and optimization of modernization and system transformation investments through visibility across siloed technology stacks and departments, end-to-end agency process transparency and checking if they meet KPI to improve efficiency and effectiveness and process simplification improves performance cost savings, operational efficiency, workforce productivity, and better customer experience. About Carahsoft Founded in 2004, a trusted government IT solutions provider, Carahsoft, integrates technological expertise with government procurement process understanding to help public sector organizations select and implement the solution. It is the largest government partner and the master government aggregator for a number of its best-of-breed vendors. In addition, it drives value for an extensive ecosystem of IT manufacturers, system integrators, resellers, and consulting partners. The company is based in Reston, Virginia, and its dedicated solutions teams support proactive sales, delivery of strategic solutions and marketing to help improve the productivity and efficiency of government IT.

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Illumio Government Cloud’s FedRAMP Authorization to Assist Federal Agencies Reduce Risk

Illumio | January 12, 2023

The Zero Trust Segmentation company, Illumio, Inc., recently announced its Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) in process designation at the moderate impact level for its Illumio Government Cloud. This is sponsored by Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS OIG). The US government's FedRAMP initiative harmonizes security assessments, approvals, and monitoring for cloud solutions. Illumio Government Cloud, which includes Illumio Core and Illumio Endpoint prevents breaches from spreading across servers and endpoints with Zero Trust Segmentation (ZTS). Illumio prevents breaches and ransomware in three easy steps: See risk by using vulnerability maps that show data center-to-cloud-to-endpoint traffic Set and automate the creation of granular policy to define categorization. Illumio's traffic-based policies streamline the process Stop the spread of breaches to safeguard workloads and applications and strategically separate compromised systems and high-value assets, guard the hybrid attack surface during an active attack Enterprise Strategy Group’s Zero Trust Impact Report found that Zero Trust Segmentation prevents five cyber disasters annually. Gary Barlet, Federal Field CTO at Illumio, stated, "Bolstering national cyber resilience is a top federal priority. As more eyes turn to defending our critical infrastructure, Zero Trust Segmentation remains a strategic, and federally-backed mandate for agencies looking to shore up critical assets and to stop the spread of attacks throughout an organization or agency". He further added, "Zero Trust Segmentation is a fundamental pillar of any Zero Trust strategy, and Illumio is the industry-defining leader in the space, helping the largest organizations, including more than 15 of the Fortune 100, stop breaches from spreading to dramatically reduce agencies' risk." (Source- GlobeNewswire by notified) About Illumio Inc. Specializing in Zero Trust Segmentation, Illumio prevents ransomware and breaches from spreading across hybrid attack surfaces. The ZTS platform visualizes all traffic flows across workloads, devices, and the internet, implements granular segmentation policies to manage communications, and proactively or reactively isolates high-value assets and compromised systems. Its ability to prevent breaches and ransomware in minutes, saves millions in application downtime, and accelerate cloud and digital transformation programs benefits for all types of businesses.

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