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Security Brief with Amy Krohn: Vulnerabilities in Common Devices

Veracity Consulting’s Vice President of Technology, Amy Krohn delivers the following recap of the cybersecurity happenings for March 2017.

Industrial Sector Becoming a Common Target for Attacks: According to Kaspersky Labs, the industrial sector is increasingly becoming a common target. This information is based on data collected by the company in the second half of 2016.  The problem is the devices used by network administrators, developers and contractors can freely connect to the Internet, and there is the vulnerability.  For email, hackers use common topics (e.g. UPS, bank messages) to send the malware. Be on the lookout for documents like Word, NSIS, AutoCAD, HTML, Java, BAT, PDF and Excel files.  Run a virus scan first before opening.

Apple Patches Hundreds of Vulnerabilities Across Product Lines: On March 27, 2017, Apple released security patches for its macOS and macOS Server, iOS, watchOS, tvOS, Safari, and Pages, to address over 200 vulnerabilities.

Google Researcher Finds New Flaw in LastPass: Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy has identified yet another serious vulnerability in the LastPass browser extension. The developers of the password manager are aware of the flaw and are working on a patch.  

FBI Warns Healthcare Industry of FTP Attacks: FBI warns the healthcare industry that threat actors are targeting FTP servers that have anonymous authentication enabled.  Talk to your System Administrators about the disable methods.

Botnet Pummels Retail Websites in Hunt for Gift Card Balances: A recently discovered Internet bot is conducting sustained attacks against retailers and checking millions of gift card numbers to determine if any have balances, Distil Networks researchers warn.

CIA’s Mac, iPhone Vulnerabilities Already Patched: Apple’s initial analysis shows that the iPhone and Mac exploits disclosed by the website WikiLeaks have already been patched, and Apple told WikiLeaks to submit vulnerabilities through the normal process.

About Veracity Consulting

Veracity Consulting is a Kansas City-based technology firm with a reputation of implementing and managing IT solutions and business strategies. Our mission is to change the complex world of technology into a more efficient and profitable solution for businesses and communities. We use a collaborative approach with our clients to create and implement viable and relevant solutions.

We offer a comprehensive range of commercial and government solutions in the areas of Program Management, Data Management and Analytics, Strategy and Architecture, Managed Infrastructure, and Security.

About Amy Krohn

Amy Krohn has served as a leader in the technology industry for over 20 years.  Her areas of expertise include leading organizations and companies in executive leadership, strategic planning, enterprise architecture, as a mentor, leadership development, organizational change management, delivery management, vendor management, service management, and process improvements.  Amy currently serves as Veracity Consulting’s Vice President of Technology.

Veracity Consulting Awarded GSA IT Schedule 70

Veracity Consulting Awarded GSA IT Schedule 70, Contract Number GS35F213CA

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Veracity Consulting awarded GSA IT Schedule 70 award, contract GS35F213CA.

March 15, 2015 – Kansas City, MO John Duker, Veracity’s Director of Sales for Government Solutions, announced today that Veracity Consulting has been awarded its GSA IT Schedule 70 with the contract number GS35F213CA. This award creates opportunities for larger IT management consulting companies to partner with Veracity in the government space, and positions Veracity to continue to meet the technology needs of its federal market customers. Under the IT Schedule 70, Veracity is in compliance with federal cybersecurity guidelines and meets the FISMA standards for identity and access management.

This contract vehicle is the largest, most-widely used acquisition vehicle in the federal government and provides government agencies with the ability to buy IT service at pre-negotiated rates. Schedule 70 offers competitive pricing and discounts, flexible contracting, and streamlined ordering so that federal, state and local government can use the Schedule to acquire innovative IT products, services, and solutions at the best price.

For more information about Veracity Government Solutions and teaming opportunities, contact John Duker at 913-945-1912 x116 or govsales@engageveracity.com

About Veracity Consulting

Veracity Consulting has a long history of implementing and managing IT solutions and business strategies. The firm has partnered with clients across the nation such as in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Hawaii, Atlanta, Washington D.C., and the Kansas City Metro Area.Veracity Consulting, 8(a) Certified

Veracity offers a comprehensive range of consulting services, including strategic planning, BI strategy, modeling, and business analysis. Its Cloud Infrastructure Managed Services offer service desk management, infrastructure capacity management, and systems administration. Veracity Consulting is widely recognized for developing, engineering, and deploying innovative solutions that include expertise in enterprise data and cloud technologies.

Headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, Veracity Consulting has principal offices in several locations across the United States. Learn more about Veracity and its team at www.engageveracity.com

Veracity Consulting, Inc. Submits GSA Schedule 70

Veracity Consulting, Inc. Submits GSA Schedule 70

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Lenexa, Kansas — Veracity Consulting, Inc. (www.engageveracity.com), a national provider of Managed IT Infrastructure and Business Consulting services, announced today that it has submitted its Schedule 70 IT contract for review by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). The contract will add Veracity Consulting to the GSA’s pre-approved list of information technology vendors, enabling Veracity Consulting to work directly with government agencies on solutions to support their technology, infrastructure, and business needs. The GSA Schedule 70 is designed to simplify the procurement process for government agencies and enable them to obtain IT products and services more quickly and easily.

Veracity Consulting is an 8(a) certified company that offers several practices and solutions in technology and business.  Government customers that are looking for an alternate Technology and Business Consulting provider may contact John Duker, Director of Government Solutions and Sales for Veracity Consulting, directly at (913) 495-1912.  

About Veracity Consulting

Veracity has a history of implementing and managing IT solutions and business strategies. The firm has partnered with clients across the nation such as in Austin, Houston, Hawaii, Atlanta, Washington D.C., and the Kansas City Metro Area.Veracity Consulting, 8(a) Certified

Veracity offers a range of consulting services, including strategic planning, BI, modeling, and business analysis. Its Cloud Infrastructure Managed Services offer service desk management, infrastructure capacity management, and systems administration. Veracity is widely recognized for developing, engineering, and deploying innovative solutions that include expertise in enterprise data and cloud technologies. For more information on Veracity Consulting’s solutions, please visit www.engageveracity.com/government-solutions/.

Veracity Consulting Awarded U.S. Environmental Protection Agency IT Managed Services Contract

Veracity Consulting, Inc. Awarded US EPA’s Information Technology Managed Services Contract 

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Lenexa, Kansas — The United States Environmental Protection Agency recently selected Veracity Consulting, Inc. to support its Information Technology operations at its Kansas office (EPA Region 7 Midwest) in Lenexa, Kansas. The EPA Region 7 office has environmental protection responsibility for IowaKansasMissouriNebraska and Nine Tribal Nations, and protects and works to improve water quality across America’s greatest watershed, the Missouri-Mississippi Basin. The EPA Region 7 office also ensures that the nation’s federal and American Indian natural resources revenues are accurately reported and paid in compliance with laws, regulations, and lease terms. Veracity Consulting, an 8(a) certified company, will provide information technology managed services and support, IT help desk support, and database administration.

Government customers that are looking for an alternative Technology and Business Consulting provider may contact John Duker, Director of Government Sales for Veracity Consulting, directly at (913) 495-1912.

About Veracity Consulting

Veracity has a history of implementing and managing IT solutions and business strategies. The firm has partnered with clients across the nation such as in Austin, Houston, Hawaii, Atlanta, Washington D.C., and the Kansas City Metro Area.Veracity Consulting, 8(a) Certified

Veracity offers a range of consulting services, including strategic planning, BI, modeling, and business analysis. Its Cloud Infrastructure Managed Services offer service desk management, infrastructure capacity management, and systems administration. Veracity is widely recognized for developing, engineering, and deploying innovative solutions that include expertise in enterprise data and cloud technologies. For more information on Veracity Consulting’s solutions, please visit www.engageveracity.com/government-solutions/.

Eddie VanCompernolle Joins Veracity Consulting

Sprint Corporation’s Eddie VanCompernolle Joins Veracity Consulting as Vice President of Solutions Delivery

Eddie VanCompernolle Joins Veracity ConsultingVeracity Consulting welcomes Eddie VanCompernolle to the organization as its Vice President of Solutions Delivery. Eddie is an IT professional with an impressive chronicle of corporate experience, most recently as an 11-year Vice President of Information Technology at Sprint.  While at Sprint he led application development, lifecycle support, and technology program management for a variety of business areas including billing, network, middleware, logistics, and retail. After his 24-year career with Sprint, Eddie leaves a legacy of operational efficiency and transformation initiatives.

Eddie played an instrumental role in the origin of Veracity Consulting as he was one of the catalysts for Angela Hurt to start the company eight years ago. He was pivotal in connecting her with other senior IT executives who are now key leaders within the company. In his new role, he will support Veracity’s sales teams by ensuring that customer commitments are met across all of Veracity’s technology practices and disciplines. With his exposure to the competitive telecommunications industry and complementary skill sets, Eddie is the perfect fit to augment and support the Veracity sales force.

Born in the local metro area, Eddie is devoted to Kansas City. It’s not uncommon to see him touring the area on his Harley and he is supportive of causes that promote diversity and cancer research.

About Veracity Consulting

Veracity Consulting has a long history of implementing and managing IT solutions and business strategies. The firm has partnered with clients across the nation such as in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Hawaii, Atlanta, Washington D.C., and the Kansas City Metro Area.Veracity Consulting, 8(a) Certified

Veracity offers a comprehensive range of consulting services, including strategic planning, BI strategy, modeling, and business analysis. Its Cloud Infrastructure Managed Services offer service desk management, infrastructure capacity management, and systems administration. Veracity Consulting is widely recognized for developing, engineering, and deploying innovative solutions that include expertise in enterprise data and cloud technologies.

Headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, Veracity Consulting has principal offices in several locations across the United States. Learn more about Veracity and its team at www.engageveracity.com