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Texas teams up with FireEye to tackle ransomware

Texas teams up with FireEye to tackle ransomware

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FireEye, an intelligence-led security company, has announced that it is working with the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) through Carahsoft’s DIR contract DIR-TSO-4288 and DIR’s Bulk Purchase Agreement #BP2020-028 to offer cybersecurity defenses to Texas public sector agencies.

While ransomware victims span nearly every geographical region and industry, attacks on state and local municipalities have become especially pervasive. This is likely due to the fact that threat actors know the disruptive and destructive impact that these targeted ransomware incidents can have on critical operations of these high-availability organizations.

DIR facilitates contracts for state and local government entities, putting master contracts in place for technology products and services at discounted prices. Through the end of 2020, FireEye security products and Mandiant Solutions services are available to all Texas agencies, county governments, cities and school districts through DIR’s Bulk Purchase Initiative for Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solutions.

“DIR has made resources available to the Texas public sector market to effectively combat the evolving threat of ransomware, and the need for these resources became even more apparent following last August’s ransomware attack on multiple local governments across Texas,” said Amanda Crawford, DIR Executive Director. “With these contracts for robust cybersecurity tools and services, we’re enabling Texas government entities to efficiently strengthen their ransomware defenses.”

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