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Keynote Speakers Announced for SANS Cyber Solutions Fest

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:20pm

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training and certifications, announced the keynote speakers for SANS Cyber Solutions Fest, a free two-day virtual event on October 21-22, 2021covering four cybersecurity focus areas: Threat Hunting, SOC/SOAR, MITRE ATT&ACK Framework, and Cloud Security.

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  • BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training and certifications, announced the keynote speakers for SANS Cyber Solutions Fest, a free two-day virtual event on October 21-22, 2021covering four cybersecurity focus areas: Threat Hunting, SOC/SOAR, MITRE ATT&ACK Framework, and Cloud Security.
  • SANS Cyber Solutions Fest will share the latest solutions, tools, and techniques to combat today's cybersecurity threats
    As a result of the recent Executive Order (EO), many U.S. federal agencies are trying to quickly determine next steps in their Zero Trust journey.
  • GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, validates practitioner skills through more than 35 hands-on, technical certifications in cyber security .
  • The SANS Technology Institute, a regionally accredited independent subsidiary, offersa master's degree, graduate certificates, and an undergraduate certificate in cyber security.

The GEO Group Comments on Favorable Ruling by U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Against California’s AB32 Law

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 11:55am

The GEO Group (NYSE: GEO) (GEO) commented today on the favorable ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals) in relation to lawsuits filed by GEO and the United States for declaratory and injunctive relief challenging Californias enacted law, Assembly Bill 32 (AB32), which would bar the federal government from engaging government contractors to provide services at federal immigration processing centers.

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  • The GEO Group (NYSE: GEO) (GEO) commented today on the favorable ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals) in relation to lawsuits filed by GEO and the United States for declaratory and injunctive relief challenging Californias enacted law, Assembly Bill 32 (AB32), which would bar the federal government from engaging government contractors to provide services at federal immigration processing centers.
  • The case is remanded to the U.S. District Court for further proceedings, consistent with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling.
  • GEO is a leading provider of enhanced in-custody rehabilitation, post-release support, electronic monitoring, and community-based programs.
  • GEOs worldwide operations include the ownership and/or management of 114 facilities totaling approximately 90,000 beds, including idle facilities and projects under development, with a workforce of up to approximately 20,000 professionals.

New Cybereason Subsidiary Empowers U.S. Government Agencies to Detect Malicious Operations Faster

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 2:00pm

The announcement follows an Executive Order issued in May which specifies that all Federal Agencies "deploy an Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)" solution. The directive speaks to the tremendous value Cybereason EDR delivers through early detection of unknown threats based on chains of potentially malicious behavior--an approach that produces an industry-leading 1:200,000 analyst-to-endpoint ratio to provide a true force-multiplier for resource-constrained federal agencies. The efficacy of this operation-centric approach was recently validated by a superior performance in the MITRE ATT&CK Evaluations where Cybereason delivered 100 percent prevention coverage for Windows and Linux-based threats, as well as unparalleled visibility and detections across the 54 advanced attack techniques applied in testing.

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  • BOSTON, Oct. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Cybereason , the leader in operation-centric attack protection, today announced the creation of a U.S. Government subsidiary, Cybereason Government Inc., dedicated to prevention, detection and response to malicious operations targeting U.S. Government agencies.
  • The announcement follows an Executive Order issued in May which specifies that all Federal Agencies "deploy an Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)" solution.
  • Cybereason EDR supports all major operating systems including current and legacy versions that are still in use across many government agencies.
  • The subsidiary is moving aggressively to make it easy for government agencies to acquire its innovative solutions.

Secure Technology Alliance Webinar to Highlight Key Encryption’s Role in Securing Federal Agencies

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 2:00pm

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Sept. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Secure Technology Alliance today announced a webinar, sponsored by Utimaco, that will delve into key encryptions vital role in securing federal agencies data, implementation challenges and integration solutions.

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  • ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Sept. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Secure Technology Alliance today announced a webinar, sponsored by Utimaco, that will delve into key encryptions vital role in securing federal agencies data, implementation challenges and integration solutions.
  • The upcoming webinar, US Executive Order: Strengthening Information Security with Key Encryption for Data at Rest, will be held on October 7, 2021 at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT.
  • Registration details can be found on the Secure Technology Alliance website .
  • TWEET THIS :#KeyEncryption learn how federal agencies can protect their private datafrom cyberthreats at the@SecureTechOrgwebinar onthe value of key management and secure data storage,Oct.7 at 12pmET/9amPTClick here to register: https://bit.ly/3hTIYm8
    The Secure Technology Alliance is the digital security industrys premier association.

Ethiopian Diaspora Calls on President Biden to Rescind Executive Order Targeting Ethiopia

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 12:47pm

We urge President Biden to rethink and recalculate the US approach in Ethiopia before it becomes a political failure," said Yoseph Tafari, EACC Chairman.

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  • We urge President Biden to rethink and recalculate the US approach in Ethiopia before it becomes a political failure," said Yoseph Tafari, EACC Chairman.
  • "The Executive Order will further fracture the two nations' bilateral relationship and diminish any hope for peace and stability in the Horn of Africa."
  • "We ask the Biden Administration to rescind its Executive Order now."
  • Ethiopian American Civic Council: One the largest and most diverse Ethiopian American diaspora communities in the United States with approximately 750,000 supporters in all 50 states.

The GEO Group Enters Into Six-Month Contract Extension With U.S. Marshals Service for Western Region Detention Facility

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 11:55am

The GEO Group (NYSE: GEO) (GEO) announced today that effective October 1, 2021, it has entered into a six-month contract extension with the U.S.

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  • The GEO Group (NYSE: GEO) (GEO) announced today that effective October 1, 2021, it has entered into a six-month contract extension with the U.S.
  • Marshals Service (USMS) for the 770-bed Western Region Detention Facility in San Diego, California, allowing the Facility and its approximately 300 employees and union members to continue to provide high quality services on behalf of the USMS.
  • GEOs Western Region Detention Facility contract with the USMS was operating under a two-year option period which was scheduled to end on September 30, 2021.
  • As a result, the efforts to keep the Western Region Detention Facility in operation have received the support of a diverse group of bipartisan and non-partisan stakeholders.

New bipartisan legislation would prevent political influence on federal building design and require transparent processes

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 4:37pm

"I'm pleased to introduce this important bipartisan legislation that is essential to guaranteeing the future integrity of the Design Excellence Program," said Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV).

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  • "I'm pleased to introduce this important bipartisan legislation that is essential to guaranteeing the future integrity of the Design Excellence Program," said Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV).
  • By doing so, the legislation would effectively increase transparency and prevent political influence in the federal design process while also allowing the program to evolve for modern needs.
  • "Recent attempts to establish a federal design mandate demonstrated the crucial need to institute well defined, transparent, and democratic processes around federal design decisions," said 2021 AIA President Peter Exley, FAIA.
  • Under the Executive Order, government agencies could mandate an architectural style preference for federal courthouses and other federal buildings.

Anchore Demonstrates How to Further Software Supply Chain Security with Signed SBOMs and Security Reports

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 2:30pm

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Anchore , a leader in software supply chain security, today introduced a demonstration workflow that shows how software producers can create, sign, and share accurate software bill-of-material (SBOM) and security reports to help further the security of software supply chains.

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  • SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Anchore , a leader in software supply chain security, today introduced a demonstration workflow that shows how software producers can create, sign, and share accurate software bill-of-material (SBOM) and security reports to help further the security of software supply chains.
  • Commercial enterprises can also benefit from verifiable documents that attest to the contents and security status of the software they use.
  • The need for a secure software supply chain increases in priority and urgency each day due to continued and persistent cyberattacks.
  • Anchore is a leader in software supply chain security and enables organizations to protect cloud-native applications against software supply chain attacks.

Illumio Wins SBIR Phase II Award to Accelerate U.S. Department of the Air Force Adoption of Zero Trust Strategy

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 2:00pm

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Illumio Inc. , the pioneer and leader of Zero Trust segmentation, today announced it has been selected for an AFWERX Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract award by the U.S. Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), following a Phase I award .

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  • SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Illumio Inc. , the pioneer and leader of Zero Trust segmentation, today announced it has been selected for an AFWERX Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract award by the U.S. Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), following a Phase I award .
  • The new award will further adoption of Illumio CoreTM and provides the visibility, attack containment and segmentation needed to accelerate Zero Trust initiatives and secure important digital assets in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force.
  • Now, Illumio can better support customers with risk-based visibility and micro-segmentation to ultimately help the Department of the Air Force further their Zero Trust initiative and meet the goals laid out by the Secretary of the Air Force and the recent Executive Order on cybersecurity.
  • Illumio is proud to be part of our nations cyber defense strategy, and we look forward to expanding the value we can deliver to the Department of the Air Force.

Keeper Security Achieves New FIPS 140-2 Validation

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 3:39pm

CHICAGO, Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Keeper Security, the leading provider of zero-trust, zero-knowledge security and encryption software covering enterprise password management, dark web monitoring, secure file storage and advanced monitoring, has received a new certificate of FIPS 140-2 Level 1 validation.

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  • CHICAGO, Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Keeper Security, the leading provider of zero-trust, zero-knowledge security and encryption software covering enterprise password management, dark web monitoring, secure file storage and advanced monitoring, has received a new certificate of FIPS 140-2 Level 1 validation.
  • "It's very exciting to be the first company in our space to be FIPS 140-2 validated," said Darren Guccione, CEO and Co-founder of Keeper Security.
  • FIPS 140-2 is accepted for requests for FIPS 140-3, as all requirements for Keeper remain consistent.
  • Keeper Security, Inc. ("Keeper") is transforming the way organizations and individuals protect their passwords and sensitive digital assets to significantly reduce cybertheft and data breaches.