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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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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Aug 2017

‘Tis the Federal Buying Season

Just 44 Shopping Days Left At the risk of causing a widespread panic amongst our sales agents, Sword & Shield Federal regrets to inform you that there’s just 44 days left until the end of the federal buying season. However, you don’t have to fret because we’ve got some tips to help you make it through Sept. 30. Sword & Shield Federal NASA SEWP V Program Manager...

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Aug 2017

Check Point Protects Federal Agencies’ Critical Infrastructure

Sword & Shield Federal partner Check Point gives agencies a products suite that provides a complete security architecture and offers comprehensive and intuitive security management. As government institutions struggle to keep pace with malicious hackers and insider threats, federal agencies need to look beyond traditional methods to prevent cyber espionage and ensure the protection of sensitive data and critical infrastructure. Check Point can: Block APT and zero-day attacks Continuously...

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Aug 2017

Federal Agencies Have Their Heads in the Cloud

As federal legacy technology continues to age and fail, agencies have been given the green light to move to the Cloud for faster processing and more elasticity in computing in an on-demand, more efficient platform. But, for many federal agencies, moving to the Cloud has proven to be difficult, redundant, time-consuming, costly and unsecure. Then, there is also the cultural resistance inside some agencies, despite...

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Jul 2017

Zebu Compliance Solutions Named Sword & Shield Federal SEWP V Sales Agent

  KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Sword & Shield Federal is pleased to announce the addition of Zebu Compliance Solutions as a NASA SEWP V sales agent providing revenue cycle integrity and exclusion and license monitoring services on the Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). Sword & Shield Federal, as a NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V prime contract holder, allows companies to act as sales agents...

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Jul 2017

Sword & Shield Federal is a Bronze Sponsor of the NCMA’s World Congress 2017

Sword & Shield Federal is pleased to announce we are an official Bronze Sponsor of the National Contract Management Association’s  (NCMA) World Congress 2017 in Chicago July 23-26. World Congress is the NCMA’s largest education event for contract management, procurement, and acquisition professionals. Individuals from government (federal, state, and local); industry; and commercial business come together for networking and training for all career levels. Sword &...

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