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WinMagic Partner Carolina Advanced Digital Wins New Acquisition Contract for U.S. Federal Agencies [Winmagic]

from Winmagic news Government Entities Can Now Purchase Proven Encryption and Key Management Solutions Mississauga, Ontario Canada –May 4, 2015 –WinMagic, Inc. today announced that one of its longest-standing partners, Carolina Advanced Digital, has won a potentially lucrative contract enabling the sale of WinMagic encryption and key management solutions to U.S. federal agencies. NASA awarded Carolina Advanced Digital a contract under Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP V) for a maximum of $20 billion. All federal agencies and their contractors can place orders of WinMagic solutions by using this Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) vehicle. “Dozens of federal agencies are current WinMagic customers, and with this contract we can continue to offer WinMagic solutions as part of an effective endpoint security strategy,” said Susan Jabbusch, Executive VP at Carolina Advanced Digital. “WinMagic is a data encryption innovator and has a long track record providing highly secure products.” Read...

Security: Top Twitter Influencers to Follow [Techopedia]

By Techopedia Staff, find VP of Engineering Jennifer Minella Takeaway: Stay on top of the latest news and views on cybersecurity by following these top influencers on Twitter. If there’s one area of the tech industry that’s undoubtly growing – and growing fast – it’s security. According to a recent report by Big Market Research, the Internet security market is set to grow at a rate of 8.1% per year between 2014 and 2020. As Internet-based technology spreads into nearly all areas of government, retail, IT and telecommunications, the threat of malware, spam and viruses has become an increasingly pressing concern. Fortunately, it’s also an area where new security technology and insights continue to emerge. Want to stay on top of new developments in this area? We’ve compiled a list of the most influential voices who are talking about it on Twitter. Why this list? Well, it’s based on Twitter data culled according to content, follower/following ratios, frequency of tweets, blog popularity, the opinions of other IT security experts and influencers, and our own subjective judgment. Read...

Congratulations to Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. [NCMBS]

from NC Military Business Center April 9th, 2015 | Author: Courtney Smedick Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. is Awarded a 10-Year, $20B NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement V (SEWP V) Contract in Group C: Small Business Set-Aside Read article...

NASA taps 107 small businesses on SEWP V contract [Washington Tech]

from Washington Technology   ASA has named 107 small businesses winners of prime contracts under its $20 billion Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement V contract. NASA made a total of 120 awards in Groups B and C to 107 companies. Thirteen companies won in both groups. In Groups A and D, NASA made 84 awards to 65 companies. This brings the total number of awardees to 172 companies. Of the small businesses, 14 companies are HUBZone companies and 25 are service-disabled veteran-owned companies, NASA said in a release. … Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. (CAD), Cary, N.C. Read...

Carolina Advanced Digital, Aruba Networks Partner to Offer Wireless Solutions & Integrated Security [SSI]

from Security Sales & Integration, By SSI Staff   CARY, N.C. — Carolina Advanced Digital, a provider of technology infrastructure and security solutions, has joined forces with Aruba Networks, a provider of Wi-Fi network gear, to develop a line of products to help consumers in search of reliable, secure, wireless solutions. … “The security offerings built into Aruba’s products complement our company’s focus and competency on security,” Carolina Advanced Digital President and Chief Engineer John Jabbusch says. “Not all Wi-Fi vendors put security at the top of their feature lists, but Aruba does. Our customers prioritize security and adding their portfolio of products gives us a broader offering to meet clients’ needs.” With the new partnership, Aruba Networks will tailor-make its products to pair with Carolina Advanced Digital’s services. Aruba Network’s devices are tested and certified for federal security standards, which are increasingly being adopted as standard for state and local governments, as well as numerous industries, according to a press release. “Aruba’s portfolio also empowers us to offer extensions and integrations to the wired network that are independent of the wired or wireless vendor,” Carolina Advanced Digitial Vice President of Engineering Jennifer Minella says. “We can offer best-of-breed management solutions that can manage and monitor any Wi-Fi — not just Aruba — and can help onboard and secure endpoint devices, guests, and offer additional Bring Your Own Device and mobile device management capabilities.” The announcement comes days after, Hewlett-Packard, a Carolina Advanced Digital partner, announced that it will acquire Aruba Networks in a deal valued at $2.7 billion. Read...

(ISC)²® Board of Directors Elects 2015 Officers

from (ISC)2   Global team of security professionals elected to lead governing body of world’s largest cybersecurity membership Clearwater, Fla., January 29, 2015 — (ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”), the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, with over 100,000 members, today announced the newly elected officers for its Board of Directors. The 13-member Board provides governance and oversight for the organization, grants certifications to qualifying candidates, and enforces adherence to the (ISC)² Code of Ethics. Effective January 24, 2015, the following individuals assumed Board officer positions: Chairperson: Prof. Corey Schou, Ph.D., Fellow of (ISC)², CSSLP (U.S.A.) Professor Corey Schou, Ph.D., Fellow of (ISC)², CSSLP, CCFP, HCISPP, is The University Professor of Informatics, professor of information systems and associate dean in the for the college of business computer information systems program at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho, U.S.A. He also serves as the director of the National Information Assurance Training and Education Center (NIATEC) and the Informatics Research Institute (IRI). In addition, he is a founder and past board chairperson of the oldest computer security educators forum: the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE). He is a prolific author with hundreds of books, papers, articles and presentations. His latest book from McGraw Hill was co-authored with fellow board member Steve Hernandez. The book, Information Assurance Handbook: Effective Computer Security and Risk Management Strategies, has been well received by members of the profession. Prof. Schou is one of the seven founders of (ISC)² and was the compiler and editor of the original CBK® for (ISC)². He has recently returned from New Zealand after serving as a...

Top Influencers in Security You Should Be Following in 2015

from Tripwire For each influencer whom we have selected, we include their Twitter handle, blog URL and reasoning for selecting them. We also include their answer for what infosec-related superpower they would choose to have. This year’s list (in no particular order) has some old faces and some new. Do you agree with our choices? Who else would you have chosen? JENNIFER MINELLA | @jjx Jennifer Minella is a Contributing Analyst at Securosis and currently serves on the (ISC)2 Board of Directors. She has been named among the top women in security by SC Magazine and Information Security Buzz, and in November, NCTA announced her as 2014’s Tech Woman of the Year. Acknowledging her influence, we are pleased that she contributed to one of our articles about women being underrepresented in infosec. If you could have one infosec-related superpower, what would it be? There are so many super powers I’d love to have. Most of them would be useless 99% of the time, but fantastic parlor tricks. Like gravity control; who wouldn’t love that!? For InfoSec though, I’d have to narrow the field to: precognition, time travel or skill mimicry. Skill mimicry might be too little, too late, so we turn to precognition and time travel — which would yield similar results. Both a DeLorean and Einstein have demonstrated that time travel really screws with the whole space-time continuum, so to play it safe I’d have to pick precognition. Wouldn’t it be great to know what would happen and save yourself (your company, or your data) from something bad before it came to be? Read...

Is Security Awareness Training Really Worth It? [Dark Reading]

from Dark Reading Experts weigh in on the value of end-user security training, and how to make education more effective. Nothing riles up information security professionals quicker than the question of how much to invest in security awareness training. Does it work? Is it worth the money? “There are three things you don’t talk about in security: religion, politics, and security awareness training,” says Jennifer Minella, VP of engineering with Carolina Advanced Digital and a member of the board for the International Information Systems Security Certifications Consortium, or (ISC)2. Read...

NC Tech Awards unveiled [News & Observer]

from the News & Observer   The North Carolina Technology Association handed out 25 NC Tech Awards to individuals and organizations from across the state at its annual awards dinner Thursday evening at the Raleigh Convention Center. … Private Sector Chief Information Officer of the Year – A.R. Mullinax, Duke Energy, Charlotte Public Sector Chief Information Officer of the Year – Jeff Stovall, City of Charlotte Technology Educator of the Year – Mark Edwards, Superintendent of Mooresville School District Tech Woman of the Year – Jennifer Minella, Carolina Advanced Digital of Cary Read...