FedRAMP & StateRAMP Authorization – It isn’t just for government agencies

Despite being primarily developed for government use, FedRAMP and StateRAMP authorized solutions offer undeniable potential that extend far beyond federal, state and local government agencies.

These programs require service providers to undergo rigorous assessments and adhere to strict security controls for their cloud-based products and services. By opting for a vendor that is FedRAMP or StateRAMP authorized – or in the case of our NEC and T-Metrics omnichannel contact center solution which is both FedRAMP and StateRAMP authorized – private sector organizations can be certain they are working with a responsible business partner. One committed to highly secure cloud offerings and cybersecurity best practices.


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SECURITY
    By selecting a FedRAMP or StateRAMP authorized solution, users have peace of mind knowing that it is capable of effectively mitigating cyber threats and security risks by adhering to the demanding standards set by both programs.

TRUST
    As a user of a FedRAMP and StateRAMP authorized solution, companies can position themselves as an organization to be relied upon for secure and reliable service, differentiating themselves from their non-user competitors to strengthen trust among customers, partners and stakeholders.

SAVINGS
    FedRAMP and StateRAMP based services also minimize user need for extensive security audits. Valuable time and resources can be saved as ongoing security assessments are central for service providers to maintain authorized status.

OPPORTUNITIES
    Opting for a FedRAMP or StateRAMP authorized offering can even unlock valuable business opportunities. This is especially true if looking to grow business within specific industries that place a strong emphasis on stringent security measures and regulatory compliance.

So as you can see, FedRAMP or StateRAMP authorization isn’t just for government agencies. It’s just as relevant to organizations across any industry that values reliability and security.


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Thinking Faster than the Speed of Threat: NEC Labs and NEC National Security Systems

Henry Ford famously said, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”

By: Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, President of NEC National Security Systems, and Dr. Chris White, President of NEC Labs America

This quote goes to the heart of the combined mission and unique collaborations between NEC National Security Systems (NSS) and NEC Laboratories America (NEC Labs). Not only are the powerhouse research and development (R&D) organizations delivering advanced technologies supporting U.S. Government agencies and the Intelligence Community, their industry-leading researchers are also hard at work creating solutions for future threats.

Problems to Solve vs. Products to Sell
“There’s an extraordinary synergy between NSS and NEC Labs that drive us to build bleeding-edge solutions for problems that are unsolved right now,” says Dr. Christopher White, President of NEC Labs.

NEC NSS leverages 124 years of NEC’s rich history of innovation and service to the U.S. Government with scientific curiosity, a robust R&D budget, and flexibility to rapidly prototype custom solutions. U.S. Government agencies trust NSS’s technology to identify both current and emergent threats and recognize suspicious patterns in the noise of the data.

NEC Labs is the U.S.-based center for NEC Corporation’s global network of corporate research laboratories. The diverse research groups collaborate with industry, academia, and governments to provide disruptive solutions to complex problems.

"As an industrial lab, we bring together smart researchers with diverse perspectives and expertise, challenge them with hard, real-world customer problems, and the result is new technologies and innovations that can disrupt the status quo and change the world,” added Dr. White.

Did You Know
NEC Corporation invests an estimated $1.01 billion annually in R&D, holds 47,000 patents, and has more than 110,000 employees in 160+ countries.

Asu
“In the spirit of ‘asu,’ the Japanese word for tomorrow, we’re not simply solving today’s problems and safeguarding public safety in the present,” says Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, President of NSS. “Our teams are creating a safer tomorrow and a series of tomorrows. We’re thinking and innovating faster than the speed of threat.”

Streamlining Safety and Security with Optical Networking and Sensing
One area of particular focus is providing an early warning of potential threats to law enforcement and government agencies. Utilizing capabilities that see and hear a threat—including natural disasters and patterns of criminal activity—and deploying resources and capabilities immediately can save lives, and protect critical infrastructure.

NEC’s Optical Fiber Sensing technologies identify people, objects, and events in a wide range of environments. NEC combines world-class expertise in transoceanic fiber-optic transmission and machine learning-based artificial intelligence (AI) with advanced distributed fiber-optic sensing technologies to create a solution that provides unobtrusive, low-maintenance detection capabilities.

In addition, NEC Labs is leading world-class research into the next generation of optical networks and sensing systems that will power ICT-based solutions for years to come. From forward-looking theoretical studies and cutting-edge experiments to world- and industry-first technology field trials, NEC Labs delivers globally recognized innovation that looks into the future and translates it into present reality.

Real-world Solutions
One might think, “All this sounds great, but how does it help keep my community safe?” Great question. One real-world example of the efficiencies of optical networking and sensing is roadway monitoring. By placing a fiber sensing box connected to underground fiber running the length of the road, you can monitor a 100-kilometer roadway! With that single system, the location of each vehicle can be detected, along with their speed, weight, how much noise they’re making and more—all to assist in identifying accidents and anticipating threats to public safety – and in real-time.

fiber-optic sensing

Compare optical networking and sensing with traditional traffic cameras. Approximately 1,000 cameras would be required to monitor that same 100-kilometer roadway. Those cameras need power, wired or wireless network link, plus synchronization of images being captured.

NEC’s advanced optical networking and sensing yields not only greater monitoring capabilities to enable faster response times, but the technology also offers substantial cost management and operational efficiency.

“The powerful collaboration between NSS and NEC Labs is taking public safety and security to a new level of innovation,” adds Dr. Kiernan. “We embrace new ideas and input from myriad businesses and viewpoints, driving us to discover dual-use capabilities and new use cases. There’s no question our commitment to ethical and moral values and our dedication to excellence has earned the trust of the Intelligence Community and government agencies. We are always mission focused and driven to provide solutions to those on the front lines, virtual and physical of emergent threat.”

To learn more about NEC National Security Systems’ advanced security solutions, please visit necnss.com.

For more information about NEC Laboratories America, please visit NEC-Labs.com.

Investing in Aviation’s Identity-First Future

In today’s digital age, identity has become an integral part of our daily lives. From banking to healthcare, we rely on secure and trusted digital identities to access services and conduct transactions. The aviation industry is no exception, and as flight volumes return to pre-pandemic levels, airports and airlines are being put to the test in ensuring passenger identities remain trusted and secure throughout the journey.

In our latest e-book, “Investing in Aviation’s Identity-first Future,” we explore the complex and rapidly evolving ecosystem of identity in the aviation industry, as envisioned in the Biometric Digital Identity Prism. We examine how NEC technology like artificial intelligence and analytics are being leveraged to improve passenger experiences and operational efficiencies. Join us as we delve into the importance of investing in aviation’s identity-first future, and why NEC is considered one of the best suited to support the complexity of the passenger identity lifecycle.

Contact us today to get started on your digital transformation journey or meet us in booth 2140 at this year’s Passenger Terminal Expo (PTE) March 14-16, 2023! NEC experts will be on hand to give you an exclusive demonstration of our cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) and biometric technology including face recognition, digital identity verification and authentication, biometric boarding, object detection, perimeter detection and advanced analytics. Plus, don’t miss your chance to win Tumi luggage by taking a short survey! See you there.

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NEC National Security Systems’ Homeland Security Achievements Recognized at 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards

NEC National Security Systems (NSS) was proud to be the platinum sponsor of the seventh annual American Security Today ‘ASTORS’ awards ceremony where the team received multiple awards for security-enhancing product solutions.

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program honors distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit, and intelligence to end-users in a variety of government, homeland security, enterprise, and public safety vertical markets.

“‘ASTORS’ nominations are evaluated on their technical innovation, interoperability, specific impact within the category, the overall impact to the industry, relatability to other industry technologies, and application feasibility outside of the industry,” said AST’s Editorial Director, Tammy Waitt.

NEC NSS received awards across a range of categories relating to security technology, in addition to the Extraordinary Leadership and Innovation Award. Awards were also received for Best Vehicle Security Entrance Control Solution, Best Facial/Iris Recognition Solution, Best Perimeter Protection System, Best Mobile Security Solution, Best Biometric Reader Solution, and Best Access Control & Authentication System.

NEC NSS received awards for the following technologies:

These technologies leverage a variety of tools, including artificial intelligence, biometrics, optical fiber sensing and more, to recognize persons of interest, secure military installations and other government facilities, and provide greater efficiency in security practices.

Over two hundred representatives of law enforcement, public safety, and industry leaders, came together to honor the selfless service of those who stand on the front lines, and those who stand beside them – providing the capabilities and technologies to create a safer world for generations to come.

These awards are a clear indication that NEC NSS technology is second to none when it comes to equipping our nation with needed tools to advance public safety and protect the homeland. Whether it be our intelligent detection systems, secure and accurate face recognition technology, or one of our many other trusted solutions, NEC is the gold standard for using 21st-century tools to defend the homeland and orchestrate a brighter world.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which came out in force to discuss comprehensive collaborations between private and public sectors that have led to the development of intelligence and technologies which serve to protect our nation.

Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner (DEAC) Diane Sabatino, of the Office of Field Operations (OFO) for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), delivered the keynote address, speaking to the latest technology systems protecting our borders and homeland. AST was joined by former NYPD Police Commissioner,  William Bratton, NYPD Chief of Department Kenneth Corey, FDNY Assistant Chief Joseph Jardin, a contingency of CBP Officers, FDNY members, and the NYPD Technical Assistance Response Unit (TARU).

We are proud of the NEC NSS team’s recognition and are looking forward to next year.

To learn more about NEC National Security Systems’ advanced security solutions, please visit necnss.com.

How Biometrics Can Safeguard Digital ID for Government Agencies

An increasingly digital society requires governments to prioritize the use of biometrics when facilitating common services. This includes digital identity programs, which use tools like face recognition to provide increased security and convenience in daily life. Such biometric tools can be a force for good, so long as they follow a security-centered roadmap defined by authentication, accessibility, interoperability, and data protection. Forward-thinking government agencies looking toward a digital transformation should consider these key factors as they make the change.

A national framework encompassing these four pillars is needed to ensure systems are secure, accurate, and accessible NEC’s Digital Identity Platform is built according to these same standards. It is highly accurate, prioritizes privacy and is trusted by numerous government agencies.

Learn more from Eugene le Roux, Vice President of Digital Government, about why NEC Advanced Recognition Systems is advocating for a federal framework to ensure that independent systems meet interoperability and privacy standards in the first edition of thought-provoking blogs titled, “Government’s Role in the Growing Digital ID Market.” Or you can contact NEC to visualize your Digital ID solution and begin your journey toward transformation.

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