Organizations Count on Dell EMC Unity to Address Data Center Security Requirements

first_imgOne of the top concerns for IT operations today is ensuring the proper security measures are in place for storage systems.  At Dell EMC, we take these requirements seriously, and have invested in industry certifications, dedicated security engineering resources and labs to address security compliance across a variety of government and private sector entities.  We know your business depends on protecting your data, and it’s important for our customers to know that their investments in Dell EMC storage systems can help them address their own security requirements. Research firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) validates the importance of cybersecurity, as shown in the following technology spending report:Source: ESG Research Report, 2018 IT Spending Intentions Survey, Dec 2018We are proud to announce our security achievements to date for the Dell EMC Unity midrange storage platform, including the completion of the Authorized Products List (APL) listing from DISA (Defense Information Systems Agency).  Dell EMC Unity is one of just a handful of midrange storage systems that has been engineered to meet 10 major security compliance requirements, thereby helping to secure sensitive data.Now Available on the DISA Authorized Product ListMany of these security compliance objectives are driven by the United States Federal Government and these strict security requirements apply to a variety of public sector environments.Other industries, including but not limited to, banking and retail directly benefit from these security capabilities designed to meet the highly secure Payment Card Industry (PCI) requirements for securing financial transactions. These security features can offer added peace of mind when deploying the full Dell EMC Unity portfolio. In addition, all of our security features are provided at no charge and with no additional costs or licenses. The following is a list of Dell EMC Unity security capabilities available in the product family today, some of which have achieved specific industry or government security compliance certification for data storage systems.Dell EMC Unity Security Compliance Features United States of America DoD Approved Products List (APL) Certification – This is a major certification milestone for the Dell EMC Unity storage platform that demonstrates the portfolio’s compliance with the DoD interoperability and Cybersecurity requirements.STIG Compliance CAT 1, CAT2 – The Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) standardizes security protocols within networks, servers, computers and logical designs to enhance overall security.Controller-based Data at-Rest Encryption or [email protected][email protected] Protects against unauthorized access to user data on lost or stolen drives or systems. This is a required capability for meeting multiple industry and government security compliance objectives.FIPS 140-2 Level 1 Certification – Specifies security requirements for the [email protected] cryptographic module.KMIP – OASIS Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) – Dell EMC Unity supports KMIP Specification v1.3 and v1.4 compliant external key managers designed to facilitate data encryption by simplifying encryption key management.HIPAA – The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and other personal health information and applies to health plans, health care clearinghouses, and those health care providers that conduct certain health care transactions electronically. Dell EMC Unity includes the necessary security features that can help organizations meet HIPAA privacy requirements for data storage systems.Common Criteria Certification Developed for evaluating information security products, specifically to ensure they meet an agreed-upon security standard for government deployments.Native SHA-2 certificate support – This 256 bit cryptographic hashing standard is used to ensure that data has not been modified.TLS 1.2 support and TLS 1.0 disablement – Cipher suites that provide enhanced security and ability to disable prior generation.USGv6 Device IPv6/IPv4 dual stack certification – Dual stack technology allows ISPs to process IPv4 and IPv6 data traffic simultaneously.Customer Spotlight – Defense Health Agency Meeting the needs of government and federal customers that require compliance to regulations is very important to Dell EMC.  One of our federal customers includes the Defense Health Agency (DHA) which provides the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers global visibility and access to artifacts and images generated during the health care delivery process.When a vendor changes or upgrades their hardware or software, DHA undergoes intense security vulnerability hardening, systems testing, scanning, and remediation to determine its IA (Information Assurance) compliance with the Department of Defense (DoD) Risk Management Framework (RMF) security controls and security requirements. Currently, DHA is pursuing STIG (Security Technical Implementation Guide) compliance for the new Dell EMC hardware it purchased as part of an overall refresh of its enterprise-wide storage footprint.“With some vendors, the deployment, installation, and hardening of a SAN can be a complex project,” said Brian Reese, DHA Project Lead, SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic. “We value our partnership with Dell EMC as we deploy the Dell EMC hardware together. Dell EMC has been critical in supporting the IA compliancy efforts required to get the systems and hardware ready. With the Common Criteria Certification, user-enabled STIG mode now available on the Dell EMC Unity series and many other product improvements that are ideal for federal customers, the deployment process is much shorter and easier.”Quite simply, Dell EMC has done the hard work for our customers to help them better protect their most critical data assets that reside on Dell EMC Unity storage systems. This work helps facilitate compliance with strict IA requirements while ensuring data and the applications that depend on that data can operate seamlessly with world-class security in place.For additional security details in Dell EMC Unity, please visit the following links:Dell EMC Unity Release notesDell EMC Unity Security Configuration Guidelast_img read more

CSC tackles interfaith dialogue through new faith development training

first_imgThe Notre Dame Center for Social Concerns (CSC) plans to tackle diverse dialogue head-on, offering a brand-new interfaith leadership program aimed at providing training to students interested in faith development and religious cooperation. The initiative, called Better Together ND, aims to bring students from the tri-campus community together from all types of faith backgrounds, including those who are non-religious, in hopes of improving conversation and eliminating barriers among religious and non-religious students.Melissa Marley Bonnichsen, the CSC’s director for leadership formation, said she is excited for the rollout of the program Sept. 13.“What excites me the most is the possibility of just getting a whole bunch of people together monthly over meals and understanding the power of diverse populations in shifting the culture on campuses,” Bonnichsen said.The program consists of a variety of workshop trainings, ranging in topics from building relational power, storytelling, peaceful dialogue and engaging allyship. Students will also share monthly meals to build relationships among people of different faiths or non-faith backgrounds.Bonnichsen said the idea and realization for this type of interfaith training came from attending conferences, engaging with student government and receiving a grant from Lilly Foundation through InterFaith Youth Core (IFYC), an organization that works with universities across the country.“There was thought from IFYC that Notre Dame should petition for a grant,” Bonnichsen said. “So I decided to pitch for a project called Better Together ND and with that, create space for people to get together for interfaith cooperation.”Sophomore Meenu Selvan, Notre Dame student government’s director of faith and service, worked on creating this interfaith leadership curriculum and said the initiative will have “workshops to learn about blind spots,” with the goal of dialogue among students different from each other. (Editor’s Note: James Broderick is co-director of FUEL for Notre Dame student government.)Selvan also said such programs have a strong reputation throughout the country, and have shown to be effective at achieving their goals.“The program adopted curriculum from the Institute for Interfaith Leadership, and they have worked with the government on interfaith programming, including with former President Barack Obama,” Selvan said.Sophomore Christoper Zahn, who comes from a Lutheran family, a minority among Notre Dame’s majority Catholic student body, said he believes Notre Dame’s atmosphere for people of non-Catholic or non-religious faiths is good but can be improved.“I have loved my time at Notre Dame so far and have never felt out of place due to my religious background,” Zahn said. “Yet I think that Notre Dame can be so much better, and I am excited to see offerings such as Better Together ND, a definitive step in the right direction.”The program is open to all students who seek interfaith cooperation, leadership development and meal-sharing opportunities throughout a semester or an entire academic year. There is a final information meeting Wednesday in the McNeil Library in Geddes Hall at 5:30 p.m.Bonnichsen said everyone has a perspective that can benefit others.“Even though we are a predominantly Catholic and Christian campus, what faith looks like is different and everyone has so much to bring as an asset to the table,” Bonnichsen said.Tags: better together, interfaith, social concernslast_img read more

Cardinal Gin: The Gin and Tonic’s Gin

first_imgBourbon gets all the love these days. Maybe it’s because the world has gone ga-ga for all things Southern, and Bourbon is so awesomely Southern, or maybe it’s because some of the best classic cocktails are made with Bourbon and everyone is ga-ga about craft cocktails. I don’t know. I’m not knocking the brown liquor. I love me some whiskey. I love a Manhattan that takes 2.5 hours to make and costs $17 to drink. I do. But sometimes, when it’s hot (or cold), I like a gin and tonic. A simple, straight to the point, put a lime in it, gin and tonic.Enter Southern Artisan Spirits, a craft distillery out of Kings Mountain, North Carolina that produces Cardinal Gin, a small batch gin that’s practically made for mixing gin and tonic thanks to the 11 different botanicals used in the distilling process—botanicals that aren’t hidden behind the liquor’s punch, but actually play a part in the complex flavor of the gin. Instead of heavy juniper notes, you get a variety of floral and citrus. This won’t be your go-to gin for martinis, but a gin and tonic? That’s Cardinal’s wheel house. And if you don’t believe me, believe this: Cardinal Gin won double gold in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition last year. Southernartisanspirits.comFollow Graham Averill’s adventures in drinking and Dad-hood at daddy-drinks.comlast_img read more

Trail Mix: Goodnight, Texas

first_imgGoodnight, Texas, couldn’t be much more than a flat spot on Interstate 40.  Blink one too many times and you just might miss it as you cruise across the dusty Texas panhandle.What Goodnight, Texas, is, however, is the geographic midpoint between the homes of Avi Vinocur (San Francisco) and Patrick Dyer Wolf (Chapel Hill, North Carolina).  The two songwriters kindled a friendship in 2007 and a songwriting partnership that has withstood the 2800 or so miles that separate them.Goodnight, Texas released their first record in 2012 and recently offered the world their sophomore effort, Uncle John Farquhar.  Trail Mix caught up with the band to chat up bank robbery, small towns, and long book titles.BRO – Have you guys ever been to Goodnight, Texas?  Apparently, it’s a small town.  Tempted to stop by and invite the citizenry – all 28 of them – to a house concert?GT – Yes, we have, on several occasions.  We went there on October 1, 2012, the day before our first record was released, and went to each door in town and gave everyone an album.  We also, on a later trip, rented the community building for twenty-four hours and put on a concert.  It cost a mere twenty-five bucks.  We actually drew more than twenty-eight people because some folks from adjacent towns came, too.  It was a party.  They cooked tri-tip.BRO – The band recently expanded from a duo to a quartet.  How has that changed the songwriting/performing dynamic?GT – We still write songs separately, but everything gets a little bass/drums sriracha on it now.  It’s a major improvement.  We can get heavy and loud, and our quiet moments are much quieter.BRO – What’s the band listening to on the road?GT – Our drummer, Alex, gets on these kicks where he will only listen to one thing for two weeks straight and we are subjected to it.  Currently, he is playing a lot of Fred Eaglesmith, Nick Cave, and Tom Waits, but always love us some Shovels & Rope, Shakey Graves, Old Man Luedecke, and Billy Joel.BRO – We are featuring “A Bank Robber’s Nursery Rhyme” on this month’s Trail Mix.  Who is your favorite bank robber of all time?GT – It’s tough to pick one, but our favorite heist-related book is Narrative of Patrick Lyon, Who Suffered Three Months Severe Imprisonment in Philadelphia Gaol On Merely a Vague Suspicion of Being Concerned in a Robbery of a Bank of Pennsylvania; With His Remarks Thereon.Having read the title, I feel like I have already read the book.  With as many miles as the boys in Goodnight, Texas are racking up on the road, I am sure they will have plenty of time to knock that little tome right out.Goodnight, Texas is out in California over the next week or so before heading east in early September.  The band hits the Mid-Atlantic on September 16, when the play The Black Cat in Washington, D.C.  Fans in North Carolina  (Charlotte, Chapel Hill, and Boone), Tennessee (Bristol and Nashville), and Georgia (Athens) should also be looking forward to the band’s upcoming stops.For more information on Goodnight, Texas, when the band will be close to your town, or how you might get a copy of the new record, Uncle John Farquhar, surf over to read more

Islanders To Play Some Games at Nassau Coliseum

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The New York Islanders will play half of their regular season home games at the renovated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum until the team’s new arena is built in Elmont, officials announced Monday.NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman approved the unusual move, which will effectively give the Islanders two homes for the next three years—their original Uniondale headquarters and their current home, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.“We worked it out,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters and fans during a news conference at NYCB Live, as the coliseum is now called since its recent $165-million renovation. “The coliseum will have some basic accommodations to meet the specifications of the commissioner.”The announcement came about a month after officials declared that the Islanders won a bid to build a new arena at Belmont Park. But since the new arena won’t be complete until 2021 and the Islanders are opting out of their lease at Barclays in the coming year, they needed a place to play home games in the meantime.The governor said the coliseum will have to get its ice-making capabilities up to NHL standards, but once it does, the first Islanders home game back at their original home—where they famously won four consecutive Stanley Cups in the 1980s—is expected to be this fall.The Islanders moved to Brooklyn after Nassau and the team’s prior owners were unable to push through various plans to renovate the county-owned coliseum. The operators of the Barclays Center then won their bid to renovate and operate the coliseum, but the NHL’s Bettman insisted it still wasn’t up to NHL standards as a permanent home for the Islanders. So the team drafted its winning proposal to build a new home in Elmont instead, allowing for a homecoming to LI, just not at its original home.“Let’s rock the barn,” said Islanders owner Jon Ledecky, rallying fans. He said fans can buy tickets for the coliseum home games by calling 844-33-Isles.last_img read more

CUNA, Foundation to participate in National Co-Op Festival

first_img continue reading » CUNA and the National Credit Union Foundation are participating in the National Cooperative Business Association’s National Co-Op Festival, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, taking place on the National Mall in Washington D.C.The event will highlight the impact that co-ops have on the economy and in communities.CUNA and the Foundation’s tent for the event, branded America’s Credit Unions, will be located on 12th St NW and will focus on financial education.Visitors to the America’s Credit Unions’ tent can learn about a financial simulation to track their finances through an interactive website, provided by Nerdwallet. Participants can answer 8 questions about how they spend and save–then see how they can improve their financial future. The simulation provides real-time results and suggestions about what to do next based upon answers to the questions. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

A new land development in Holmview keeps Logan firing

first_imgOne of Choice Homes many designs.Located near the Holmview Train Station, and around 30 minutes from both Brisbane and the Gold Coast, The Highlands is well placed to harness the strong demand for property in the area.“There is significant pent up demand for property in the Northern Corridor and we wanted to go some way to meeting that while launching The Highlands with a bang,” Mr Knight said.Next month, three new display homes, powered by James Hardie and Colorbond Steel materials, will open in the estate, which is situated just off the corner of Tallagandra and Wuraga Road, Holmview and ideally positioned with easy access to the M1. The Highlands is just minutes from Eden’s Landing State School, Canterbury College and more than 21 public and private schools and numerous childcare centres in the Logan region. Choice Homes, with one of its displays pictured, has recently launched Highland Estate in Logan, releasing 163 blocks worth $37.5 million.THERE are only four blocks out of 27 left in the first release of a new Logan estate, proving the growth corridor is still booming.The $75 million The Highlands estate, by Choice Homes, will eventually see 163 blocks sold as a new master planned community in the Logan Corridor.Choice Homes director Troy Knight is expecting the new estate in Holmview to match the performance of its nearby sister estate, Tallagandra Heights, which sold out in record time.“We are expecting to deliver $75 million plus in house and land packages by the end of the year,” says Choice Homes Director Troy Knight.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours ago“This is an exciting new master planned estate that has been a long time in the making and Choice Homes is excited to finally release it to the market.”last_img read more

Red Sox set to open ALDS against Indians on Thursday

first_imgThe Boston Red Sox will begin their American League Division Series battle with the Cleveland Indians at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in Cleveland.Boston won the American League East with a 93-69 record in the regular season. Cleveland won the AL Central with a 94-67 record and will have home-field advantage in the series.Rick Porcello (22-4, 3.15 ERA) will open the series on the mound for the Red Sox, and Trevor Bauer (12-8, 4.26) will get the start for the Indians. Below is a full list of times, locations and TV information.Game 1: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct 6, TBS (Cleveland)Game 2: 4:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 7, TBS (Cleveland)Game 3: 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, TBS (Boston)Game 4 (IF NECESSARY): TBD, TBS (Boston)Game 5 (IF NECESSARY): TBD, TBS (Cleveland)This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

EHS girls clinch playoff spot with win over Bapst; MDI, DI-S also in

first_imgELLSWORTH — There are still some big games left to be played for the Ellsworth girls’ basketball team, but the Eagles are already assured of a spot in the Class B North playoffs come February.Ellsworth clinched a berth in the upcoming state tournament Thursday with a 42-35 home win against John Bapst. Depending on the team’s results over the final four games and outcomes elsewhere in Class B North, the Eagles could finish anywhere between second place and 11th.Sophomore Kylie Robidoux led Ellsworth in scoring against John Bapst (4-8) with 10 points. The Eagles’ other scorers were Trinity Montigny with nine points, Kayla Duhaime with eight, Samantha Carter with seven, Sara Shea with five, Autumn Paul with two and Sierra Andrews with one.The Eagles’ next game will be against George Stevens Academy (3-9) at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in Blue Hill. Ellsworth will play its final road games of the year when it takes on Presque Isle and Caribou at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, and 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, respectively.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMDI, DI-S girls clinch spotsHancock County will have plenty of representation in this year’s girls’ tournament as Mount Desert Island and Deer Isle-Stonington have also sealed spots in the upcoming playoffs.MDI, which fell to 9-2 Thursday with a 47-33 road loss against Hermon (10-0), had Monday’s scheduled game against Old Town moved to Wednesday following the snowstorm. Deer Isle-Stonington (11-0) kept hold of first place in Class D North on Saturday with an 81-40 road win over Machias.last_img read more

Simmons, Ramdin keep TKR unbeaten

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC) – Lendl Simmons and Denesh Ramdin lashed half-centuries as Trinbago Knight Riders maintained their winning streak in the Caribbean Premier League with a comfortable seven-wicket win over St Lucia Zouks here Sunday.Asked to chase an uncomplicated 168 at Queen’s Park Oval, TKR marched to their target in the 18th over, to win their third on the trot and sit on top the standings on six points.Simmons made a fiery 63 off 39 balls at the top of the order while Ramdin hit an unbeaten 50 from 38 deliveries to see his side home alongside captain Kieron Pollard who finished 26 not out.West Indies opener John Campbell had earlier top scored with 43 off 42 deliveries as Zouks, choosing to bat first, rallied to 167 for five off their 20 overs.Opener Rahkeem Cornwall blasted 33 off just 12 balls while Andre Fletcher and Najibullah Zadran struck 26 apiece.The loss was the second straight for the Zouks following their opening defeat to Guyana Amazon Warriors last Thursday in Georgetown.Zouks had a whirlwind start compliments of Cornwall, who struck five fours and two sixes to energise a 42-run opening stand off 22 deliveries with Fletcher.Off-spinner Sunil Narine broke the stand when he had Cornwall lbw missing a sweep but Fletcher, who counted two fours and a six in a patient 32-ball knock, added a further 30 for the second with Campbell.Fletcher holed out in the deep in the 10th over but the 46-run, third wicket stand that followed between Campbell and Zadran was a slow one and Zouks were stalling at 118 for three in the 16th over when the partnership ended.Captain Sammy then belted two sixes in scoring 16 from 13 balls, in a 39-run fourth wicket with Campbell, to help the innings along.The target was never going to be enough to really challenge TKR even though they found themselves 34 for two in the fifth over after losing Sunil Narine (7) and Tion Webster (2) cheaply.Simmons then tore into the Zouks bowling, counting five fours and five sixes as he added 72 for the third wicket with Ramdin whose knock included five fours and a six.With victory in sight, Simmons was stumped off left-arm spinner Kavem Hodge and Ramdin formalised the result in an unbroken 62-run, fourth wicket partnership with Pollard, who punched two sixes and a four in a quick-fire knock.last_img read more