Emerging Technology, Cybersecurity
Businesswire | July 19, 2023
ExtraHop, a leader in network detection and response (NDR), today announced the launch of ExtraHop IDS for Government.
As agencies look to implement a zero trust architecture ahead of the 2024 deadline, they are racing to enhance visibility into their IT environments so they can verify that all users, devices, and systems are in alignment with the framework. However, the growing move to decentralize IT infrastructure has added new challenges for already resource-strapped government organizations, increasing the potential for sensitive data exposure.
To overcome these challenges, ExtraHop IDS for Government caters to public sector customers, offering an isolated network structure so they can be confident their data is secure. ExtraHop IDS, launched earlier this year, adds intrusion detection to the Reveal(x)™ NDR platform for deeper coverage, streamlined investigations, and a seamless user experience. Government customers can now experience these advantages with flexible deployment options and always-on updates to see more, know more, and stop more cyberattacks.
With ExtraHop, government customers will benefit from:
Flexible deployment options: Deploy either virtual (1 Gbps or 10 Gbps) or physical sensors (20 Gbps) pre-loaded with tens of thousands of curated IDS rules.
Role-based access: Restrict network and data access based on employees’ roles to avoid unnecessary data leaks.
Support for disconnected environments: Built-in REST APIs enable customers to upload resources to disconnected sensors, providing support to customers with restricted cloud access.
Industry-leading decryption capabilities: Identify malicious activity within encrypted traffic to expose advanced threats and detect malware.
"Historically, legacy IDS tools haven't been able to deliver the value that government organizations need, but ExtraHop has completely re-imagined the technology," said David Dalling, Cyber Chief Technology Officer, Accenture Federal Services. "ExtraHop approaches intrusion detection in a new, innovative way, which is well-suited for those in more regulated industries. When combined with the award-winning AI in ExtraHop’s NDR solution, Reveal(x), which strings together suspicious activity, and its unique understanding that attacks aren’t always from the outside, ExtraHop takes IDS to the next level."
“Government organizations require solutions that accommodate their needs - solutions that address their decentralized IT structures, compliance concerns, and dwindling resources,” said Sohale Razmjou, Vice President of Federal, Blackwood. “We’re excited to partner with ExtraHop to deliver a solution that helps joint customers tailor their deployment models and access controls, so they can operate confidently.”
ExtraHop serves customers in the federal, state, and local government sectors, including Dallas County and the City of Canyon. Defending vital government and civilian services from cyber threats, ExtraHop supports zero trust architectures, modernization efforts, ransomware mitigation, and more.
“After two decades in the federal sector as a user, cybersecurity executive, and technology project manager, I can personally attest to the rapidly growing need for cybersecurity solutions that government organizations can trust to detect and reveal attacks in real-time,” said Mark Bowling, Chief Information Security and Risk Officer (CISRO), ExtraHop. “With ExtraHop IDS for Government, organizations can benefit from an up-to-date security solution that unifies detection, incident response, and network forensic evidence collection in a single tool, while also integrating seamlessly with tools popular among government customers such as Splunk and CrowdStrike.”
ExtraHop is the cybersecurity partner enterprises trust to reveal the unknown and unmask the attack. The company’s Reveal(x) 360™ platform is the only network detection and response platform that delivers the 360-degree visibility needed to uncover the cybertruth. When organizations have full network transparency with ExtraHop, they see more, know more, and stop more cyberattacks. Learn more at www.extrahop.com.
PR Newswire | July 06, 2023
Darkhive Inc., a San Antonio-based autonomous uncrewed systems developer specializing in defense and public safety solutions, announced the award of a $5M Phase III Small Business Innovation Research contract with the US Air Force AFWERX Prime to integrate and test next generation autonomy software to a variety of uncrewed aerial system platforms
"We're very excited to be participating in this program," said John Goodson, CEO of Darkhive. "An open government-owned framework optimized for rapidly integrating, testing and securely deploying software to edge systems has been at the center of our mission from the beginning. The Government and industry team supporting this effort is phenomenal, we're honored to have the opportunity to contribute to solving some very hard problems for DoD and, most importantly, delivering for the end-user on the front lines."
Founded in 2021, Darkhive has placed an emphasis on developing affordable, US-manufactured uncrewed systems with open hardware and software interfaces to provide life-saving situational awareness at home and abroad. "In order to achieve dynamic, autonomous systems both within the US Department of Defense (DoD) and with foreign partners, we have to break away from fragmented, vendor-locked approaches to software development and secure deployment on uncrewed systems," said Steve Turner, CTO of Darkhive. "By establishing open, accessible, discoverable, and adaptable interfaces, we can unlock the potential for cohesive, collaborative behavior. The deployment and security of software have experienced significant advancements over the past decade, but these transformative changes have yet to be fully realized in uncrewed platforms and meeting evolving end-user requirements. We are thrilled to collaborate with the US Air Force and industry partners to overcome these challenges and spearhead a revolution in autonomous systems."
Darkhive has previously been awarded contracts with the Defense Innovation Unit National Security Innovation Capital contract, multiple Small Business Innovation Research with the Air Force, and a Small Business Technology Transfer award partnered with the University of Alaska at Fairbanks.
AFWERX is an Air Force Research Laboratory Directorate that connects innovators across government, industry and academia. Through innovation and collaboration with our nation's top subject-matter experts, AFWERX harnesses the power of ingenuity of internal talent while expanding technology, talent and transition partnerships for rapid and affordable commercial and military capability.
Sole organization leading the planning & execution of USAF & USSF science & technology programs. Orchestrates a world-wide government, industry & academia coalition in the discovery, development & delivery of a wide range of revolutionary technology. Provides leading-edge warfighting capabilities keeping air, space and cyberspace forces the world's best. Employs 10,800 military, civilian, and contractor personnel at 17 research sites executing an annual $4B budget. For more information, visit: www.afresearchlab.com.
Emerging Technology, Government Business
Newswire | June 29, 2023
Revenue Solutions, Inc. (RSI), a leading provider of advanced SaaS solutions for government revenue management and control, is revolutionizing tax compliance through its cutting-edge AI technology. By leveraging the power of analytics and machine learning, RSI's flagship product, revX, empowers governments to streamline workflows, make data-driven decisions with unprecedented efficiency, and enhance revenue management.
"Governments around the world are facing increasing demands for efficiency, transparency, and compliance," says John Skinner, CEO of RSI. "At RSI, we are proud to be at the forefront of driving innovation that addresses these critical needs. revX Analytics is not just a technology solution; it represents a bold vision for transforming government operations through AI. We are empowering governments to unlock their full potential, enabling them to make more informed decisions, increase revenue, identify fraud, and optimize resources. We are committed to reinventing the way governments operate, and revX Analytics is the cornerstone of that revolution."
The core principle embedded in revX Analytics is the goal of making data-driven decisions. By offering an extensive range of business rules and functions, RSI enables governments to optimize resources, saving time and money. revX Analytics automates decisions where possible, while also identifying instances where staff input and involvement is crucial. Key areas of focus for revX Analytics to support government decision-making include Discovery, Compliance, Fraud Detection, Collections Prioritization and Optimization, and Audit Selection.
John Kitonis, CTO of RSI, highlights the company's continuous pursuit of innovation and technology advancement. "At RSI, we are constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible with AI technology," says Kitonis. "We believe in being at the forefront of innovation, consistently exploring new approaches and technologies to improve our solutions. With revX Analytics, we have pushed a platform that not only harnesses the power of machine learning and data aggregation but also adapts to evolving compliance challenges. Our commitment to staying ahead of the curve ensures that our customers benefit from state-of-the-art technology that delivers accurate results, reduces workload, and enhances fraud detection. We are dedicated to empowering governments with the best tools available in the market."
revX Analytics modernizes fraud detection by implementing machine learning methods and model predictions. The solution effectively scores risk and applies rules and conditions to identify potentially fraudulent activity during returns processing. This approach helps reduce the workload of refund reviews, improves fraud identification accuracy, and ensures a higher level of scrutiny for fraudulent claims.
By leveraging AI technology, governments can significantly enhance their compliance review processes and identity verification protocols, resulting in a more secure and efficient revenue management system. With its advanced collections prioritization feature, revX Analytics assists governments in optimizing their delinquent account collections. By analyzing data from various sources, such as previous payment history, account aging, and risk-scoring algorithms, the platform enables governments to identify and prioritize accounts that require immediate attention.
This intelligent system ensures that collection efforts are focused on high-risk accounts, maximizing the chances of successful recovery while minimizing the resources spent on low-priority cases. By analyzing a wide range of data points, including historical patterns, anomalies, and compliance indicators, revX Analytics provides optimal courses of action for audit selection.
In a real-life scenario, a large State Department of Labor (DOL) benefited from RSI's analytics. Prior to RSI, the DOL identified fraud through manual processes, which became increasingly challenging due to the surge in claims during the pandemic. With the onset of the crisis, the volume of incoming claims skyrocketed from around 3,000 per week to approximately 90,000 per week, putting significant strain on the department's resources. At the same time, cases of potentially fraudulent identity increased from about nine per week to a staggering 4,500 per week. Manual case investigation was no longer feasible for the department's staff, who had to handle a 50,000% increase in workload.
With RSI as their trusted analytics partner, the DOL and RSI developed a phased approach to address the overwhelming increase in claims volume. Through automation, data aggregation, and advanced analytics, RSI enabled the DOL to process and identify fraudulent claims more efficiently improving fraud identification accuracy from 50% to nearly 92%. This prevented over 130,000 imposter claims and saved billions of dollars while ensuring valid claims were promptly processed and staff had more time to investigate problematic cases.
RSI's commitment to innovation is exemplified through its powerful analytics tools and capabilities. revX's AI-powered technology is revolutionizing fraud detection, optimizing workflows, and enabling data-driven decisions. The revX Platform empowers governments to effectively identify the level of risk and supply optimal courses of action, ensuring informed and strategic decision-making. As a result, governments can enhance revenue management, ensure compliance, and unlock new levels of efficiency and effectiveness.
About Revenue Solutions
Founded in 1996, Revenue Solutions, Inc.™ is the trusted, collaborative partner leading governments to innovation with the only cloud-native packaged software solution, revX™. Offered as Software as a Service (SaaS), revX™ is the preferred platform for government revenue processing. We empower public agencies and offices with solutions that improve citizen services, increase operational efficiency, collect additional revenue, and maximize compliance. For over 25 years, RSI™ has delivered transformative technology solutions across hundreds of client projects throughout the United States and Canada.
GlobeNewswire | August 29, 2023
Telos Corporation, a leading provider of cyber, cloud and enterprise security solutions for the world’s most security-conscious organizations, announced today a five-year contract with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for the Telos Automated Message Handling System (AMHS) to support the distribution and processing of various reports and other critical information.
A widely-used organizational messaging solution in the U.S. Department of Defense, Telos AMHS supports organizations around the world, including the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Combatant Commands, Military Services, Defense Agencies and the Intelligence Community.
Telos AMHS immediately routes incoming messages to the right desktop and creates an archive of all arriving traffic for future reference. AMHS also provides intuitive tools for searching and retrieving messages from the archive while protecting against unauthorized access, and offers an easy way to create, coordinate, and release outgoing messages.
“DISA is one of our longest-standing customers, and we’re pleased to continue to support their organizational communications,” said John B. Wood, CEO and chairman, Telos. “Timely and secure message delivery is key to successful military operations, and we’re honored to be chosen to support this mission.”
About Telos Corporation
Telos Corporationempowers and protects the world’s most security- conscious organizations with solutions for continuous security assurance of individuals, systems, and information. Telos’ offerings include cybersecurity solutions for IT risk management and information security; cloud security solutions to protect cloud-based assets and enable continuous compliance with industry and government security standards; and enterprise security solutions for identity and access management, secure mobility, organizational messaging, and network management and defense. The company serves commercial enterprises, regulated industries and government customers around the world.