brings

now browsing by tag

 
 

#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | Idaptive Brings Next-Gen Access to Government Agencies with GSA Designation

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

To cap off an incredible first year for Idaptive’s sales and channel program, we’re proud to announce that Idaptive is now on the  U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule, so we are now able to offer GSA government agencies and state and local governments the identity and access management services they need to benefit from true Zero Trust security. With this designation, Idaptive can bring the future of identity and access to the public service sector, empowering government agencies to enable seamless and secure access to public servants and citizens alike through our Next-Gen Access Cloud. 

The GSA is the purchasing arm of the U.S. Government, and lists contracts or schedules available for vendors to bid on. To become eligible to bid on a GSA schedule, Idaptive had to complete a series of steps that included obtaining a DUNS number, registering in the government’s SAM (System for Award Management), and providing previous customer contact information as a means for the GSA to perform a past performance evaluation. 

GSA status is a non-industry specific designation, and Idaptive was able to earn its GSA approval through the help of our strategic channel partner ImmixGroup. This partnership marks the next chapter for Idaptive’s blossoming channel program, which we launched from scratch earlier this year. Since then, it has grown to include a total of 152 incredible solution providers and technology integrators and accounts for nearly 80 percent of our sales to date. All while racking up a number of channel-based awards wins and accolades along the way (check those out below). 

Brian Krause, Idaptive’s Director of Worldwide Channels, explains that GSA is an important next step for both Idaptive and for Federal, state and local governments when it comes to bringing much-needed innovation and security to the country’s most important public service agencies. 

“There’s no one more at risk to data breaches than government agencies, and the stakes are often far higher,” said Krause. “With GSA designation, we’re proud to deliver Next-Gen Access identity technology to help more government organizations implement a Zero Trust security posture while also improving employee productivity, enhancing citizen and partner experiences, and reducing the risk of data breaches.” 

2019 was a huge year for Idaptive and our channel program, and we look forward to seeing what next year has in store! Stay tuned in 2020 for more updates on the future of identity from Idaptive. 

 

Check out all of Idaptive’s channel program news and recognitions this year here: 

Source link

The post #cybersecurity | #hackerspace |<p> Idaptive Brings Next-Gen Access to Government Agencies with GSA Designation <p> appeared first on National Cyber Security.

View full post on National Cyber Security

Beware: #Tax season #brings out #scammers

Source: National Cyber Security News

It’s the robotic message that leads to a call with the pushy auditor, the threatening agent. It’s the out of the ordinary message from the slightly inaccurate email address.

It’s all part and parcel of the least wonderful time of the year: tax fraud and identity theft season.

advertisement:

“What we historically see during filing season is an uptick in fraud,” said Steven Osborne, special agent in charge of the Internal Revenue Service in Colorado. Osborne’s office is urging Colorado residents to be cautious of several different types of schemes this year.

One typical scheme involves potential victims receiving a “robo-call” from a computer-generated voice. Often the robo-call will inform the target of a “claim number,” and a call-back number that will put the would-be victim on the phone with a real person.

“It’s a low-sophistication scam, if you will,” Osborne said. “Their success rate is low, but they don’t need a high success rate.”

The real person will often claim to be an IRS employee or an agent. Recently, however, Osborne has heard of impersonators referring to themselves as “special agents,” which shows that the scammers have taken time to learn that special agents work criminal cases in the IRS’ structure.

Read More….

View full post on National Cyber Security Ventures

Putin brings China’s Great Firewall to Russia in cybersecurity pact

A picture taken on October 17, 2016 shows an employee typing on a computer keyboard at the headquarters of Internet security giant Kaspersky in Moscow. / AFP PHOTO / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY Thibault MARCHAND

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Putin brings China’s Great Firewall to Russia in cybersecurity pact

Russia has been working on incorporating elements of China’s Great Firewall into the “Red Web”, the country’s system of internet filtering and control, after unprecedented cyber collaboration between the countries.
A decision earlier this month to block the networking site

The post Putin brings China’s Great Firewall to Russia in cybersecurity pact appeared first on National Cyber Security Ventures.

View full post on National Cyber Security Ventures

The Heartwarming Reason One College Student Brings Her Baby To Class

A professor in South Carolina goe above and beyond to support her student. 

New mom and college senior, Sarah Thompson, posted a photo on Facebook that she took during her math class at Lander University. The photo shows a professor, Dr. Josie Ryan, holding Thompson’s newborn son, Isaiah, during a lecture.

In the caption, Thompson wrote that her professor is “amazing.” The mom started Ryan’s real analysis class a week before giving birth to her son and returned just one week after.

“She knew I’d be overwhelmed so literally begged me to bring Isaiah to class and even showed me where the breastfeeding room in the health center was at Lander University,” said Thompson.

Read More

The post The Heartwarming Reason One College Student Brings Her Baby To Class appeared first on Parent Security Online.

View full post on Parent Security Online

Harry Potter World Brings Books to Life

View full post on Common Sense Blog – Parenting, media, and everything in between – No name







#pso #htcs #b4inc

Read More

The post Harry Potter World Brings Books to Life appeared first on Parent Security Online.

View full post on Parent Security Online

Sirin Labs brings $20,000 Android phone and promises military-grade security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Sirin Labs is a smartphone maker that, in its own words, is bringing “the phone of tomorrow, today.” The company’s first device, the Solarin, is due to be launched towards the end of May and is expected to carry a price tag of $20,000, Reuters reported. The company, founded by in 2013 by Kazakh entrepreneur Kenges Rakishev, former McKinsey consultant Tal Cohen and venture capitalist Moshe Hogeg, the man behind the messaging app Yo, has raised about $71 million and aims to open its first store alongside the phone’s launch. “(Our) smartphone … brings the most advanced technology available — even if it is not commercially available — and combining it with almost military-grade security,” Hogeg told Reuters. He said he believes people would be willing to spend so much money on a smartphone as executives in Europe and the U.S. would rather not risk the costs associated with being hacked and losing data. That said, SilentCircle’s Blackphone 2 also promises privacy and security, and retails at a price of $799. At $20,000, the Solarin is treading the same space shared by luxury phone-makers like Vertu. While Vertu’s top-end phones are somewhere close to $300,000 by virtue of being made […]

The post Sirin Labs brings $20,000 Android phone and promises military-grade security appeared first on National Cyber Security.

View full post on National Cyber Security

New Technology Brings More Accuracy to Processing Crime Scenes

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

New Technology Brings More Accuracy to Processing Crime Scenes

It’s an item every police department would want on its wish list. The Leica P-20 3-D Laser Scanner is a $147,000 machine. It’s created to scan its surroundings and form a 3-D image based on the data it collected. “What we can do with that is actually document crime scenes and actually make very specific measurements,” said Matthew Mizell, a training instructor for Leica Geosystems, “and have a real time capture of a scene, as it exists before it’s disturbed, for presentation of that site or scene or what have you later on.” That image could be used for police to further analyze the original scene. It could also be used in the courtroom. “We can try to give the realest possible view to the jurors or the judges, real time or as pristine as you can from any scene,” Utica Police Lt. Steven Hauck said, “so they can see it first hand how it looked when the police got there.” This type of equipment isn’t easily attainable, as it is very expensive. The city’s common council is bonding to purchase this equipment. New York State Police have a 3-D scanner, but it’s an older version. Utica’s police are the first […]

For more information go to http://www.NationalCyberSecurity.com, http://www. GregoryDEvans.com, http://www.LocatePC.net or http://AmIHackerProof.com

The post New Technology Brings More Accuracy to Processing Crime Scenes appeared first on National Cyber Security.

View full post on National Cyber Security

Drug abuse counselor brings unique presentation to Keene High

Melissa Fernald is a licensed drug counselor and mother of three from Wolfeboro. She is not a trained professional speaker, yet her sobering presentation Tuesday night at Keene High School seemed to leave an indelible impression on the 60 or so parents gathered in the school’s large group instruction area.

Fernald is founder of High and Seek, a program she designed to inform parents of teens and preteens about the fast-evolving, and increasing potency, of drugs. Leaning on her own experiences in therapy with teenagers, she focuses on recognizing signs of substance abuse from alcohol to heroin, and especially marijuana.

She also offers tips to parents in how to approach their children if they suspect drug or alcohol use.

Read More

The post Drug abuse counselor brings unique presentation to Keene High appeared first on Parent Security Online.

View full post on Parent Security Online

Safety Town brings important message to kids

55b1538521074.imageWhat would you do if…?

That question was posed in a variety of ways and for a range of topics this week as part of the annual Safety Town program held at Hocking College.

Nearly three dozen kids age 4-6 took part in the four-day program which taught them about safety in situations ranging from riding a bicycle and playing on the playground to animals and poison safety.

What would you do if a stranger knocked on your door or tried to get you to go with them? What would you do if you saw a gun?

Read More

The post Safety Town brings important message to kids appeared first on Parent Security Online.

View full post on Parent Security Online