NCG | July 07, 2020
Northcross Group (NCG) announced its latest innovative tool, a questionnaire to support the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)— a new U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) process going into effect later this year. DoD will use CMMC to ensure a base level cybersecurity capability across the full Defense Industrial Base supply chain. Certification under CMMC will be required for all DoD vendors to renew or win new contracts starting later this year.NCG, a leader in cybersecurity services that support companies navigating through vast and complex business challenges while maintaining a business edge, has developed a free online questionnaire as a first step for DoD vendors to determine how they currently measure up to the CMMC model.The questionnaire helps an organization know where they stand and understand what is needed to achieve their targeted CMMC Maturity Level. "As a DoD vendor ourselves, we understand the challenges of maintaining compliance and seek to provide a way for companies to get a good starting point," said Chris Bender, President of NCG. "We have helped organizations in healthcare, transportation, and banking build cybersecurity programs to meet similar requirements, and know having a good read on their current state is important," added Mr. Bender.
businesswire | December 23, 2020
Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) reported today that digital industry pioneer Andrew Turner has joined the firm as a chief VP and market technique pioneer in the association's worldwide business. Turner brings twenty years of network protection, danger insight, and corporate-flexibility experience to Booz Allen to assist customers with defeating their most basic digital difficulties in the midst of a dynamic danger climate. Turner joins Booz Allen from Fidelity National Information Services (FIS), where he filled in as boss security official, regulating corporate security, business versatility, and the organization's digital and character programs.
Turner brings broad experience and a firsthand comprehension of how online protection groups work. In a profession traversing various worldwide undertakings—basically engaged in the exceptionally controlled and profoundly focused on monetary administrations area—he has been liable for defending customers' most esteemed data and developed societies of change related to security. Turner assumed a basic job in making sure about three organizations as they traveled through multi-billion-dollar consolidations and acquisitions, effectively wedding dissimilar online protection frameworks on a worldwide scale while proceeding to develop at speed.
“Demonstrating to our clients that we understand their organizational needs and have walked in their shoes has been a cornerstone of our relationships and success. We are thrilled that Andrew will bring his C-level experience and perspective as a cybersecurity practitioner to our team,” said Bill Phelps, executive vice president and leader of Booz Allen’s global commercial cyber business. “As our clients continue to embark on ambitious digital transformation journeys, we know that a successful digital transformation must be done securely to produce the results it purports to deliver. With Andrew’s advanced skills, diverse background, and keen understanding of the client’s perspective, he will be an asset to Booz Allen as we continue to help clients defend against the most consequential cyber threats.”
Before joining FIS, Turner was boss security official at installment processor Worldpay (earlier Vantiv). There, he drove the organization's security capacities, managing all parts of corporate and data security while building up big business wide information arrangements and norms. Preceding FIS, he was the head of worldwide network safety at Visa. There, he drove the development of the organization's worldwide network safety program and was answerable for securing one of the world's biggest installment brands, which prepared more than $7 trillion in installment card exchanges yearly. Before Visa, Turner drove the digital insight work inside Microsoft's online protection program expanding on experience picked up from the get-go in his vocation supporting public security missions.
Turner has likewise served in an assortment of warning jobs, applying his digital mastery most as of late as an individual from an Advisory Board for the Bank of England's Operational Resilience board in the United Kingdom. In 2014, Turner was delegated by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to serve on the Virginia Cyber Security Commission, distinguishing how the general population and private area can team up to reinforce Virginia's network protection industry.
“Technology is evolving rapidly, and with these positive innovations comes more sophisticated and complex cyber threats. Organizations must understand their vulnerabilities as they prepare for a new wave of industry advancements so they can reap the full benefits of digitization without putting valuable assets at risk,” said Turner. “As one of the world’s largest cybersecurity solution providers, Booz Allen is uniquely positioned to solve our clients’ toughest security challenges. I am eager to join such a strong team and support the needs of clients through transformative, industry-leading strategies.”
As leader VP at Booz Allen, Turner will answer to Bill Phelps. Under Phelps' authority, Booz Allen's U.S. business conveys profoundly considerable digital administrations for Fortune 500 and Global 2000 customers across numerous ventures. Booz Allen's profound mastery is procured through continuous digital activities, driving edge specialized developments, basic enormous scope occurrence reactions, and progressed digital danger knowledge.
About Booz Allen
For more than 100 years, business, government, and military leaders have turned to Booz Allen Hamilton to solve their most complex problems. As a consulting firm with experts in analytics, digital, engineering and cyber, we help organizations transform. We are a key partner on some of the most innovative programs for governments worldwide and trusted by the most sensitive agencies. We work shoulder to shoulder with clients, using a mission-first approach to choose the right strategy and technology to help them realize their vision. With global headquarters in McLean, Virginia, our firm employs about 27,200 people globally, and had revenue of $7.5 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2020.
Darktrace | May 10, 2021
Darktrace, a leading autonomous cybersecurity AI firm, revealed today that it has partnered with tech giant Microsoft. The collaboration provides joint customers with enterprise-scale, self-learning AI that identifies and reacts to cyber-threats autonomously.
This partnership expands Darktrace's self-learning artificial intelligence for cybersecurity within Microsoft environments, such as Microsoft 365 and cloud apps like Azure Sentinel. When companies and workforces around the world depend more on cloud infrastructure and virtual collaboration tools, the collaboration ensures that threats can be halted by Microsoft's technologies in conjunction with Darktrace's Autonomous Cyber AI technology.
Microsoft and Darktrace's collaboration improves security through multi-platform and multi-cloud environments, automates threat investigations, and allows teams to prioritize strategic activities that matter.
The two organizations are working together to help companies in a variety of important areas:
Cyber AI Email Security – Antigena Email, which utilizes Darktrace's autonomous response technologies to counter the most advanced email attacks, is now hosted on Microsoft Azure and available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.
Simplified and Streamlined Security Workflows – Darktrace also works smoothly with Azure Sentinel, with a customized Workbook enabling users to send and envision Darktrace threat alerts and automatic threat investigation reports within Sentinel.
Seamless data integration – With one click, users can connect Darktrace's AI detection capability to Microsoft Defender for endpoint security.
"As cyber-attacks get more advanced, AI is introducing a deeper level of security in detecting these risks," said Clare Barclay, CEO of Microsoft UK. The collaboration between Microsoft and Darktrace will help in the security of organizations, allowing them to concentrate on their core business and customers."
"I am happy to be working with Microsoft to put Darktrace's Cyber AI and autonomous response into joint customer environments," said Poppy Gustafsson, CEO of Darktrace. "Darktrace secures Microsoft wherever it runs."
Darktrace is the pioneer of Autonomous Response technologies and a leading autonomous cybersecurity AI organization. It protects the cloud, email, IoT, traditional networks, endpoints, and industrial platforms for over 4,700 organizations in over 100 countries.
Darktrace AI, a self-learning technology, tracks, investigates and reacts to advanced cyber-threats such as insider threats, remote working risks, malware, data loss, and supply chain vulnerabilities.
The corporation employs 1,500 people worldwide, with headquarters in Cambridge, UK. Darktrace AI detects a cyber threat every second, preventing it from causing harm.