Ascolta now offering DevOps-as-a-Service

Posted by Rick Palermo on Mar 4, 2019 2:02:28 PM

Many software and IT Ops teams have adopted DevOps practices into their work cultures to help them evolve into a faster, agile (pun intended) and more innovative version of their former selves.

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Topics: HashiCorp, DevOps

Ascolta and Red Canary Sign Partner Agreement

Posted by Rick Palermo on Feb 21, 2019 1:58:24 PM

Herndon, VA – Ascolta Announces Re-seller Partnership with Red Canary

Ascolta is proud to announce that in addition to being a satisfied customer of Red Canary’s, we have partnered with them to become a re-seller of their products and solutions. The companies will also work together on delivering best in class security, compliance, and DevOps solutions and services to both the commercial and Federal markets.

“Today we are excited to announce that Ascolta has officially partnered with Red Canary as a re-seller of their best in class managed Detection and Response.” stated Wayne Hall, General Manager of Ascolta.

About Ascolta

Ascolta – provider of advanced technical services in the areas of information security and cloud management, adoption and migration.  We develop and deliver system integration and professional services, specializing in secure cloud technical services.  Ascolta partners with industry leaders to provide customized solutions in flexible delivery and financial models to enable organizations the ability to rapidly deploy compliant and secure solutions in the cloud or on premise. The company is headquartered in Herndon, VA and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ViON Corporation.  For more information, visit https://ascolta.com or follow Ascolta on Twitter @Ascolta_llc.

About Red Canary

Red Canary is a security operations ally to businesses of all sizes. We arm customers with outcome-focused solutions that can be deployed in minutes to quickly identify and shut down attacks from adversaries. For more information, visit www.redcanary.com or follow Red Canary on Twitter @redcanaryco.


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Topics: Security, Red Canary

NIST SP 800-171 Compliance Whitepaper

Posted by Rick Palermo on Dec 17, 2018 10:02:46 AM

Problem Statement

In October, 2016 the Federal Government published Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement 252.204-7012 requiring all non-Federal entities doing business with the Department of Defense that process, store, transfer or have access to  controlled unclassified information (CUI) to be in compliance with the security requirements published in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800–171, Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Information Systems and Organizations. Contractors and their subcontractors were directed to implement NIST SP 800-171 standards no later than December 31, 2017. 

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Topics: Compliance, DFARS, NIST, Risk, Ascolta

Ascolta and HashiCorp Sign Partner Agreement

Posted by Rick Palermo on Oct 9, 2018 2:39:35 PM
Herndon, VA – Ascolta Announces System Integrator and Re-seller Partnership with HashiCorp
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Topics: HashiCorp, Ascolta, Partnership, Re-Seller

System and Information Integrity

Posted by Rick Palermo on Sep 13, 2018 12:41:45 PM

This is the last (thank goodness) of a fourteen piece blog series intended to describe how Ascolta Greenfield environments achieve National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171 Revision 1, Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Non-federal Systems, compliance.  This entry covers the controls contained in the System and Information Integrity Policy and Procedures family.

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Topics: Compliance, DFARS, NIST, Information Integrity

System and Communications Protection

Posted by Rick Palermo on Sep 5, 2018 12:14:17 PM

This is the thirteenth (oooh scary) of a fourteen piece blog series intended to describe how Ascolta Greenfield environments achieve National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171 Revision 1, Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Non-federal Systems, compliance.  This entry covers the controls contained in the System and Communications Protection Policy and Procedures family.

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Topics: Compliance, Security, DFARS, NIST, System, Communications Protection

Security Assessment

Posted by Rick Palermo on Aug 20, 2018 11:21:59 AM

This is the twelfth of a fourteen piece blog series intended to describe how Ascolta Greenfield environments achieve National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171 Revision 1, Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Non-federal Systems, compliance.  This entry covers the controls contained in the Security Assessment Policy and Procedures family.

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Topics: Compliance, Security, DFARS, NIST, Assessment

Risk Assessment

Posted by Rick Palermo on Aug 14, 2018 8:40:53 AM

This is the eleventh of a fourteen piece blog series intended to describe how Ascolta Greenfield environments achieve National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171 Revision 1, Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Non-federal Systems, compliance.  This entry covers the controls contained in the Risk Assessment Policy and Procedures family.

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Topics: Compliance, Security, DFARS, NIST, Risk, Assessment

Physical Security

Posted by Rick Palermo on Jul 17, 2018 12:28:40 PM

This is the tenth of a fourteen piece blog series intended to describe how Ascolta Greenfield environments achieve National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171 Revision 1, Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Non-federal Systems, compliance.  This entry covers the controls contained in the Physical Security Policy and Procedures family.

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Topics: Compliance, Security, DFARS, NIST, Physical Security

Personnel Security

Posted by Rick Palermo on Jul 12, 2018 7:40:23 AM

This is the ninth of a fourteen piece blog series intended to describe how Ascolta Greenfield environments achieve National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171 Revision 1, Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Non-federal Systems, compliance.  This entry covers the controls contained in the Personnel Security Policy and Procedures family.

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Topics: Compliance, Security, DFARS, NIST, Access Control