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Partner Post: ZeroFox's Blog on Understanding External Cybersecurity in the US Public Sector: Shifting Mindsets, Teams, and Tools to Address Today’s Threats Outside the Perimeter

By Keren Cummins Federal intelligence teams have been monitoring “external cybersecurity” for decades. Whether attempting to find chatter about vulnerabilities on the dark web or uncovering plans to attack an agency network, the external attack surface is a well understood battleground with well understood threat actors. So, what has changed in “external cybersecurity” in the context of today’s threat environment, and why should every government agency be prioritizing it as part of their security strategy? At ZeroFox we like to think of “external cybersecurity” as referring to a new attack surface formed by “gray space.” As opposed to red space (adversary infrastructure) or blue space (organizational infrastructure), gray space is the internet infrastructure, applications, platforms, and forums that are typically managed by third parties.

Partner Post: Anthology's Blog on the Importance of Empowering Instructors for Responsible AI Adoption

By Jim Chalex and Nicolaas Matthijs With the recent widespread availability of generative AI technology, many institutional leaders are faced with a fundamental strategic question: how can the efficiencies of AI be leveraged without jeopardizing academic integrity? We are actively discussing this challenge with clients worldwide and have released our Trustworthy AI Approach to provide full transparency on Anthology’s approach to AI, including how it informs product development. A central pillar of this is what we call “humans in control”, meaning our global education community can choose whether to adopt AI-powered capabilities within our solutions—and the timeline for adoption—based on their institution’s policies and preferences.

Partner Post: Anthology's Blog on Breaking Down Barriers: How Anthology Ally is Making Learning Accessible for All

Author: Celena Westlund, Senior Marketing Manager for Business and Government Anthology Using Anthology® Ally, organizations can create more inclusive learning environments by empowering adult learners with the ability to choose digital content options that work for them. The translation capabilities of Ally help organizations break down language barriers and make their content accessible worldwide.

Partner Post: MixMode's Blog on Understanding and Implementing Biden’s National Cybersecurity Strategy

By Joe Ariganello The Biden-Harris Administration has released the National Cybersecurity Strategy Implementation Plan (NCSIP), outlining its commitment to improving cybersecurity in America. The plan focuses on two primary shifts: allocating more responsibility for mitigating cyber risk to capable entities in the public and private sectors and increasing incentives for long-term investments in cybersecurity.

Four Inc. Welcomes Jessica McCurry as Public Sector Channel and Partner Alliance Director

Herndon, VA, 07/17/2023 – Four Inc. is proud to announce the addition of Jessica McCurry as the company’s Public Sector Channel and Partner Alliance Director. McCurry has 13 years of experience within the IT industry developing, planning, and leading channel and distribution programs. In this role, McCurry will play a pivotal role in identifying, developing, and qualifying strategic partners to grow our manufacturer’s public sector business as part of Four Inc.’s Boutique Aggregation program. Additionally, McCurry will accelerate the growth of our partners’ business, enabling them to participate more effectively in our technology portfolio’s partner programs.

Partner Post: Varonis' Blog on How the MOVEit Vulnerability Impacts Federal Government Agencies

By Megan Garza Across the globe, CL0P ransomware group is extorting hundreds of organizations — including federal government agencies — after exploiting a critical SQLi vulnerability in MOVEit Transfer, potentially leading to arbitrary remote code execution and unauthorized data access. New victims seem to emerge daily, with CL0P threatening to publish stolen data publicly if organizations don’t pay up. Host Matt Radolec, David Gibson, and guest Dvir Sason held a special State of Cybercrime to discuss how the ransomware group exploited the critical flaw in the transfer application and why the threat to federal government agencies is so concerning.


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