World Security Report News2015-07-02 07:41:21

Mythics Data Security and Remediation Solutions Launch

Mythics has announced it has launched the Mythics Data Security Assessment and Remediation Services to support enhancing and strengthening the Federal Government's Data Protection and Cybersecurity policies and capabilities.

The Mythics Data Security Solutions map to the United States Chief Information Officer 30-day cybersecurity sprint and beyond including the Federal Government's cybersecurity policies, procedures, and practices review. These mandated actions include:

Immediately deploy indicators provided by DHS regarding priority threat-actor Techniques, Tactics, and Procedures to scan systems and check logs. Agencies shall inform DHS immediately if indicators return evidence of malicious cyber activity.

Patch critical vulnerabilities without delay. The vast majority of cyber intrusions exploit well-known vulnerabilities that are easy to identify and correct. Agencies must take immediate action on the DHS Vulnerability Scan Reports they receive each week and report to OMB and DHS on progress and challenges within 30 days.

Tighten policies and practices for privileged users. To the greatest extent possible, agencies should: minimize the number of privileged users; limit functions that can be performed when using privileged accounts; limit the duration that privileged users can be logged in; limit the privileged functions that can be performed using remote access; and ensure that privileged user activities are logged and that such logs are reviewed regularly. Agencies must report to OMB and DHS on progress and challenges within 30 days.

Dramatically accelerate implementation of multi-factor authentication, especially for privileged users. Intruders can easily steal or guess usernames/passwords and use them to gain access to Federal networks, systems, and data.

Requiring the utilization of a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card or alternative form of multi-factor authentication can significantly reduce the risk of adversaries penetrating Federal networks and systems. Agencies must report to OMB and DHS on progress and challenges within 30 days.

"In response to the recent data security breaches in the federal government, Mythics is offering a data security and remediation services offering to help Federal customers understand their current data security positioning. Mythics has been providing Oracle security services across the federal government, state and local government, and commercial sector since 2006," stated Scott Tesnow, Vice President of Federal Consulting Sales for Mythics. "The Mythics Data Security Solutions help our customers identify vulnerabilities and provides solutions to aid organizations in protecting their critical data assets."

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