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Valentine’s Day marks 100 days until the EU GDPR comes into enforcement – news that is likely to set some people’s hearts racing…and not in a good way! But May 25, 2018, is a date we all need to keep close to our hearts.

Let’s be honest with each other,... Read More

Forcepoint’s channel momentum is gaining steam! In the last three months alone Forcepoint has been recognized by CRN on their 20 Coolest Cloud Security Vendors of the 2018 Cloud 100 and 2017 Products of the Year for Forcepoint CASB. And, today I am honored and humbled to have been named to the prestigious list of CRN 2018 Channel Chiefs, an award I could not accept without acknowledging our global partner community and the support they add... Read More

Forcepoint’s operating system (OS) lockdown tool, formerly known as Security Blanket, is now an open source project called “OS Lockdown.”

This powerful tool is used to harden systems by aligning settings with published STIGs (Security Technical Implementation Guide), custom profiles built from STIGs or from scratch. OS Lockdown provides the ability to audit systems against variations from those profiles.

We are excited... Read More

Forcepoint continues its focus on the unique needs and challenges found in the most highly regulated and mission-critical sectors. After over 20 years of protecting US and Five-Eyes critical classified information and networks, Forcepoint expanded the government business charter to bring human-centric cybersecurity to governments around the world in 2017.

As we enter 2018, Forcepoint continues to evolve our human-centric... Read More

Every year on January 28 the world sets its sights on the privacy of individuals and the protection of data.  Now celebrated in over 50 countries, the original goal set out over 11 years ago was to raise awareness of what personal data is collected and processed and why, and what an individual’s rights are in respect to that. 

The history of Data Privacy Day (aka Data Protection Day)

To give the Council of Europe (aka... Read More

Data Privacy Day will be observed on January 28th across the globe to increase awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices amongst businesses as well as individuals. Data Privacy Day, in a way, recognizes the increasing—and often neglected—need to strengthen security to protect data and privacy.

In a hyper-connected world where consumers are willing to provide their personal data in order to get a service or a... Read More

The year 2018 has gotten off to a tough start with the news of the Meltdown and Spectre (CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, and CVE-2017-5754) vulnerabilities. This is a broad industry problem that affects almost everyone, everywhere. Processors from Intel, AMD, and ARM are all potentially vulnerable to at least one variant of Spectre or Meltdown which can be implemented within Apple, Linux and Windows environments. However, currently we are... Read More

Welcome 2018! 

While it was great to have a little downtime over the last couple of weeks, we are ready to begin 2018 with energy and excitement that comes from a successful previous year. As I read through the list of Forcepoint CASB new customers I am increasingly confident that providing Cloud Application Security as part of the Human Point System is the right strategy for large enterprise organizations looking to secure cloud... Read More

As I write this, I’m sitting on an aircraft flying back from London to Austin, thinking about what I’ve learned on my most recent trip. It’s always interesting visiting another country, and so it was with some excitement that I traded the wonderful weirdness of Austin for the formality and deep history of London.

The purpose of my trip to the UK was to meet with customers, catch up with Forcepoint researchers, and to take part in... Read More

Overview

In October of 2017 Forcepoint’s initial application to the U.S. General Services Administration was accepted into the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program, which enables agencies to quickly acquire cybersecurity products.

The products Forcepoint NGFW, Forcepoint Email Security, Forcepoint Web Security and Forcepoint DLP were all part of the initial application approved and available on the CDM... Read More