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Matrix Integration aligns with IT firm to increase bank security services

Matrix Integration Aligns With IT Firm To Increase Bank Security Services

Matrix Integration and Infotex team members pose together at recent Indiana Bankers Association conference. Photo provided by Matrix Integration

Two Indiana-based information technology (IT) companies expanding into the Indianapolis market announced a strategic alignment to help financial organizations better defend their data. Matrix Integration, LLC (Matrix), which specializes in infrastructure, and Infotex, which specializes in IT risk management for financial services, are joining staff and expertise to create a holistic approach to help the financial industry defend against ever-evolving cyber threats.

Working together, we can provide financial institutions with an end-to-end security solution, said Dan Hadaway, managing partner of Infotex. Matrix will design and implement, and Infotex will test and monitor. This addresses segregation in a manner that ensures the financial institution wins with two providers that can work well together. Nathan Stallings, president of Matrix, is looking forward to creating robust and effective custom solutions for banks.

The sophistication of data crimes particularly for financial institutions are advancing at a rapid pace, said Stallings. Infotex has been working in the banking industry for years. Together with our advanced enterprise-level infrastructure knowledge and Infotex s experience monitoring and rescuing compromised banking technology systems, we can create a secure IT environment that can detect even the most hard-to-discover threats and shut them down much more quickly.

Matrix, a $50 million-annual revenue private company helps more than 1,000 clients in over a dozen industries with a wide range of services, including:

  • Design, Implement and Manage IT Infrastructures
  • Wired and Wireless Network Infrastructure
  • Data Center Infrastructure
  • Network Infrastructure Security
  • End Point Security

Infotex, a preferred service provider of the Indiana Bankers Association, has helped hundreds of financial institutions shore up their security and better monitor their risks with services such as:

  • Managed Security Services (24 x 7 x 365 monitoring)
  • Managed Network Monitoring (IPS/IDS/Change Detection)
  • Managed Event log management (SIEM)
  • IT Audits, Social Engineering, and Assessments
  • IT Governance
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Digital Forensics

Matrix and Infotex will begin working together immediately. For more information or to speak with someone about how to work with the newly-formed strategic alliance, visit www.matrixintegration.com[1] or call .

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  1. ^ www.matrixintegration.com (www.matrixintegration.com)
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Massive brawl near Cedar Point Apartments; 11 arrested

SANDUSKY Police arrested 11 people at Cedar Point after a huge brawl, with people being pepper-sprayed and a man hit with a Taser when he attempted to take an officer s gun. A unruly crowd of hundreds believed to have been park patrons and Cedar Point staff encircled officers and combatants about 2 a.m. Monday outside the Cedar Point Commons Apartments in the continuation of an earlier altercation, according to police reports and Sandusky police Detective Sgt. Kevin Youskievicz. Multiple departments responded to disperse the crowd. According to police reports, Carlos Demetrius Clayton, 19, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio was seen pushing through employees outside the apartments. When security guards tried to intervene, he started to fight them, prompting a Cedar Point police officer to join the fray.

During the struggle, staff and the officer got Mr. Clayton to his knees, when he reached behind him and tried to take the officer s gun, according to police. At that point, another officer stunned Mr. Clayton in the back with a Taser, and he stopped struggling. He was charged with assault on a police officer, aggravated robbery, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and underage consumption. A crowd of several hundred people gathered around during the fray and began closing in on officers and yelling at them, causing them to tell the crowd to get back. Some did not, and either tried to intervene or stop officers from arresting members of the crowd, according to police. Multiple other fights broke out in the crowd.

Arrested along with Mr. Clayton were:

Anthony Freeman, 18, of Shaker Heights, Ohio, charged with four counts of riot, along with failure to disperse and resisting arrest;

Kainan Kordero-Kendrick Reed, 20, of Clinton Township, Mich., charged with riot and resisting arrest;

Paula Ann Smith, 19, of Toledo charged with four counts riot, and a count each of failure to disperse, resisting arrest, underage consumption;

Jakari J. Willis, 19, of Oak Park, Mich., charged with riot, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest;

Russell Lee Donahue, 22, of Detroit charged with riot;

Yulani M. Rodgers, 18, of Triangle, Va., charged with four counts riot, and one count each of failure to disperse, resisting arrest, and underage consumption;

Roshown Baker, 18, of Detroit, charged with riot;

Brittany Hawkin, 18, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., charged with four counts riot, and one count each of failure to disperse, resisting arrest, underage consumption;

Angel Barnes, 18, of Harper Woods, Mich., charged with resisting arrest;

Justin Eddie-Marquez, 21, of Detroit charged with four counts of riot and one count each of failure to disperse, resisting arrest, and underage consumption. His arrest occurred on the eve of his 21st birthday.

Detective Sergeant Youskievicz said police were not sure what prompted the brawl. An officer suffered cuts on her elbow and a finger, while a security guard had a swollen face from being punched.

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Dakota Access Pipeline Legal Battle to Rage Through Summer

Native American protest inside Union Station in Washington, D.C., in support of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe s stance against the Dakota Access Pipeline, or DAPL. November 15, 2016.

The protesters and cameras are gone and oil is flowing[1] through the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, but the battle over the 1,200-mile pipeline continues in a federal courtroom in Washington, D.C.

In the next few months, a team of lawyers at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Norton Rose Fulbright[2] will try to convince a district judge to keep the pipeline open while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reassesses the permit it granted Dakota Access. The Standing Rock Sioux and other nearby tribes asked that the pipeline be shut down Wednesday during the Corps review.

Opening briefs on the issue from Dakota Access and the Corps were set for July 17, and the tribes response is due Aug. 7. A decision isn t expected until as early as September.

Last week, in a 91-page opinion[3], Judge James Boasberg ruled the Corps permitting process was legally flawed. Boasberg ordered the Corps to conduct further review to determine if an EIS is needed, but declined to vacate the existing permit.

Leading the charge for Dakota Access, which joined forces with the Army Corps as an intervenor, are William Scherman, David Debold and Miguel Estrada of Gibson Dunn, and Kimberly Caine and Robert Comer of Norton Rose. Alan Glen of Nossaman is also on the team.

Opposing them is Jan Hasselman with the environmental legal group Earthjustice[4], who is arguing the case on behalf of the Standing Rock Sioux.

Our view is that until there is a proper risk analysis that looks at the risk of oil spills, that considers the impacts to the tribe, they shouldn t be operating that pipeline, Hasselman said after the hearing. We ll be saying that as forcefully as we can to the court.

Another concern for the tribes, raised multiple times during the hearing Wednesday, is whether the Corps will allow public comment and input from the tribes during the review. If they don t, Hasselman said his clients will seek a court order requiring it.

If the Army Corps goes into a room and closes the door and comes up with a new analysis, we won t have moved this ball forward. We won t have solved any legal problem. We ll just be back in front of the court again, Hasselman said. So our position is, this needs to be an open process.

The tribes had argued[5] that under the National Environmental Policy Act, the Corps should be required to conduct a full environmental impact statement, known as an EIS, before issuing a permit to Dakota Access. In December, the Obama administration rescinded the permit and ordered[6] an EIS. But in February, the Trump administration rescinded that order and granted the permit.

For much of last year, the litigation ran parallel to massive protests by tribe members and activists at the pipeline construction site in North Dakota. An estimated 10,000 people camped out in the area to protest, the last of whom were cleared[7] out in February. Tensions reached new heights after protests turned violent[8] amid clashes with private security officers in September. North Dakota then-Gov. Jack Dalrymple even activated[9] the state s National Guard to assist local law enforcement with the protests.

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References

  1. ^ flowing (www.theatlantic.com)
  2. ^ Norton Rose Fulbright (www.texaslawyer.com)
  3. ^ opinion (ecf.dcd.uscourts.gov)
  4. ^ Earthjustice (earthjustice.org)
  5. ^ argued (earthjustice.org)
  6. ^ ordered (earthjustice.org)
  7. ^ cleared (www.cnn.com)
  8. ^ turned violent (www.theguardian.com)
  9. ^ activated (bismarcktribune.com)
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