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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.

Partner Post: Anthology's Blog on How One of the Largest State Agencies in the U.S. Successfully Manages Training

Author: Celena Westlund, Senior Marketing Manager for Business and Government Anthology The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) serves the 40 million people who live in the state of California. The CDSS is one of the largest government agencies in the United States. Its stated mission is to “serve, aid, and protect needy and vulnerable children and adults in ways that strengthen and preserve families, encourage personal responsibility, and foster independence.” With a budget of $25 billion for the 2022-23 fiscal year and over 6,000 employees, the CDSS has a massive impact on the state of California and its overall wellbeing. The CDSS has 51 offices plus 58 county welfare departments.


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