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Skyhigh Becomes First Cloud Access Security Broker in Cooperative Purchasing Program

Skyhigh Networks, the first cloud access security broker to achieve cybersecurity compliance across the federal government, has entered into a partnership with the government purchasing cooperative CIS CyberMarket. The company offers a security layer for cloud services in the form of control points. Using Skyhigh, information technology workers can define user roles, set permissions and track data. Security has been a concern[1] of government officials looking[2] to move systems to the cloud, especially when it comes to sensitive or personally identifiable information. It s the first time CIS CyberMarket[3], which serves state, local and tribal governments, has offered a cloud access security broker (CASB) to its members.

When organizations move to the cloud, they leave behind the network perimeter and need a new point of control for all their users, devices and cloud applications, said Jon Fyffe, Skyhigh s director of U.S. state, local and education, in a press release[4]. Skyhigh s CASB evolves security from prevention to protection, enforcing context and content-aware policies wherever data travels in the cloud.

Most members of the cooperative purchasing group have plans to move to the cloud, according to the statement, but need security assurances before they can do so. As part of the partnership, CIS CyberMarket has negotiated discount rates for Skyhigh.

Skyhigh s CASB allows us to strategically use the cloud without compromising security and governance, said Missouri Chief Information Security Officer Michael Roling in the statement.

Skyhigh is the only[5] CASB to achieve authorization through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program[6], which federal agencies use to assess cloud vendors. State and local governments also often use FedRAMP as a proxy standard for buying cloud services.


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An entire Kansas Guard division deploys for the first time since WWII

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Updated: Tue 4:27 PM, Apr 25, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) — The last time the entire 35th Infantry Division Headquarters was deployed America had not yet dropped the bombs that ended WWII, the Cold War was still on the horizon, and the fight against terrorism had not taken center stage.

But, all that doesn’t matter this weekend, when the brave men and women of the 35th head to the Levant and Persian Gulf as part of Operation Spartan Shield. Approximately 500 soldiers are heading to the Middle East to enhance ongoing security operations. According to the U.S. Army, this is the first time since 1944 the entire 35th Infantry Division Headquarters has been activated. Elements of the unit were sent to Bosnia and Kosovo in 2003, 2007, 2013, and 2014. A deployment ceremony for the 35th Infantry Division is set for this Saturday, April 29, at Lansing High School, 1412 147th Street. Doors will open at 11 a.m. and events begin an hour later.

The division is just a few months away from marking 100 years since most of the Kansas Guard, and members of the Missouri Guard, were combined and federalized into the 35th Infantry Division, the Army noted. The first commemoration was held a few weeks ago at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, with representatives from dozens of countries in attendance.

H&M Security Guard Accused of Using Position to Kidnap or Rape at …

Headlines[1] by Inside Edition 12:27 PM EDT, April 24, 2017

Playing H&M Security Guard Accused of Using Position to Kidnap or Rape at Least 3 Women: Cops

A Missouri man is accused of using his position as a security guard at a clothing store to kidnap and rape women[2] under the threat of turning them in to police for shoplifting, officials said. Shaun Ivy, 36, worked as a loss prevention officer for multinational clothing-retail company H&M, which has stores in the Chesterfield Mall, West County Mall and the Galleria, authorities said. Ivy threatened women caught shoplifting with police action and incarceration before coercing the victims to leave the store with him and get in his vehicle, St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar told KMOV-TV[3].

Read: Men Arrested After Sheriff’s Deputy Kidnapped and Raped On Her Way To Work[4]

But instead of helping the women avoid trouble, Ivy allegedly drove them to his St. Charles home with the intent of sexually assaulting them[5], prosecutors said. Three victims have reportedly been identified, and police have urged any other victim[6]s to come forward. Ivy was charged with two counts of kidnapping and one count of rape on April 20.

On Monday, he remained at the St. Charles County Jail on $300,000 cash-only bond, officials said. He was also ordered to have no contact with the alleged victims.

Read: Woman Says She Fought Off Sex Offender Who Attacked Her After Self-Defense Class[7]

He is due in court on Wednesday. H&M confirmed to that Ivy worked for them in the St. Charles area, but is no longer employed by the company.

The safety and well-being[8] of our customers and employees is of utmost importance to us and we are working closely with the police during their investigation, H&M said in a statement. We will continue to provide the police with any information we can in order to aide with their ongoing investigation… We are committed to providing a safe environment in our stores for our customers and staff and are working with our local teams to provide them with all of the necessary support and will also follow up with the affected stores to ensure that all of H&M s safety standards are reviewed and met. All H&M employees must pass a criminal background check as well as a social security trace search, a rep for the clothing retailer added.

Watch: WWE Star Diva Lana: I Was Groped by TSA While Going Through Security [9]

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