Sword & Shield Federal


Sword & Shield Federal is a division of Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc. The federal division holds two government contracts to provide technology solutions to federal agencies. Sword & Shield Federal blends an active and engaged community of partners and our own core cybersecurity intelligence to offer our customers the right solutions to combat emerging threats.


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Dec 2017

Bradley Earns a SBA Certification

Sword & Shield Federal congratulates Account Executive Scott Bradley for earning a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) All Small Mentor-Protégé Program certification to assist the division in successfully competing for government contracts. The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 and the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 provided authority for the Small Business Administration to establish mentor-protégé programs for all small businesses. Rather than creating separate...

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Nov 2017

Our Contracts Help You Flex Your FITARA Muscle

The 2014 Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) has demanded Chief Information Officers (CIOs) be given more authority to oversee and direct IT spending at their agencies, but the task of actually making that happen is daunting for many CIOs who don’t know exactly where to start. “There is a gap that exists today in federal cybersecurity procurement policy,” Sword & Shield Federal Vice...

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Nov 2017

MobileIron Helps Federal Agencies Secure Mobility

Late last month, the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Mobile Services Category Team issued a new report that outlines 12 mobile-device issues it believes federal agencies will face as the government becomes more versatile. These topics include issues like identity management and threat protection. Agencies must make strides in securing their mobile networks like providing Continuous Monitoring and secure, mobile 5G networks. Sword &...

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Oct 2017

Cyber-Hunting the Adlumin Way

Imagine if the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) had the cyber-hunting tools to both detect cyber-attacks in progress and view where the hackers were on its networks in real time. Chances are they could have responded to the 2014-2015 breaches before these malicious intruders snatched the personal information of 22 million federal employees. An upcoming White House report alleges that the OPM is not...

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Oct 2017

EDGE2017: From Cyber-Warfare to Cyber Crime

From cyber-warfare readiness to the DNC hack to prosecuting cybercrime, EDGE2017 provided federal agency employees and the cybersecurity professionals who defend our nation’s data with real-world examples of cyber-attacks and what can be done to stop them. EDGE2017, which ran Oct. 17-18 at the Knoxville Convention Center, hosted business leaders, federal employees and technology professionals from all over the country. The event combines the expertise...

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Oct 2017

Sophos Provides Bundled Endpoint Solutions

Now that Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke has ordered federal civilian agencies remove Kaspersky Lab endpoint software from their networks and the Government Services Administration (GSA) removed the Russian-based company from the approved vendors list, federal agencies and those companies that do business with them need to consider a replacement. Sword & Shield Federal partner Sophos offers endpoint security, including data loss prevention, application...

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Sep 2017

EDGE2017 Offers Federal Employees CyberSecurity Insight

Next month, business leaders and cybersecurity professionals from all over the country will converge on Knoxville, Tenn. to talk shop about new developments in information security, but the EDGE2017 Security Conference, held October 17-18 at the Knoxville Convention Center, is not just geared toward the issues private enterprise faces. Several of this year’s speakers will address cybersecurity issues federal agencies experience as their employees work to...

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Sep 2017

Equifax Breach Proves Federal Action Necessary

Just a month before the announcement that an Equifax breach had exposed 143 million Americans’ personal data, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) warned agencies not to overuse the collection of one of the most common personal identifiers: Social Security numbers. According to the report, the GAO says that a decade’s worth of effort to reduce the use of Social Security numbers has had only...

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Sep 2017

Stopping an Agency DDoS Attack Just Got Easier

The federal government is no stranger to Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. In May, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) comment system was hit with multiple Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks making it difficult for the public to access and file comments online. In July 2016, the Library of Congress was attacked and many of it’s public-facing sites were knocked offline. Moreover, several online cyber vandalism groups have...

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Aug 2017

Symantec Releases 2017 Government Cyber Threat Report

Sword & Shield Federal partner, Symantec, has released their 2017 Government Internet Security Threat Report (GISTR) that details how cyber criminals executed politically devastating attacks. Cyber attacks against the U.S. Democratic Party and the subsequent leak of stolen information reflect a trend towards highly-publicized, overt campaigns designed to destabilize and disrupt organizations and countries. In the past, sabotage via cyber attack was rare. But the success of several...

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