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Federal Times | November 28, 2023

How federal agencies can curb ‘Shadow IT’ use by employees

So-called Shadow IT — the use of devices, applications, and services outside the control of an organization’s IT environment —is on the rise. Across industries, Shadow IT use is projected to grow from 41% in 2022 up to 75% by 2027, raising concerns on how federal agencies can manage the use of external or unapproved technology.

In theory, Shadow IT isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It can introduce new capabilities into organizations faster than approved IT or procurement processes allow—and eventually drive mainstream adoption.

At the same time, Shadow IT can wreak havoc if unsecure or unpatched technology allows sensitive data to be leaked. So it’s imperative that agencies find ways to manage Shadow IT and protect their information.

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C4ISRNET | October 6, 2023

Why secure ChatOps is key to JADC2, and how tactical teams can benefit

Three decades ago, email messages replaced typed memos as a primary means of organizational communication. That evolution required a shift in people’s behavior, but not a transformation, as it was essentially just the digitization of an existing process.

Today we’re experiencing the next wave in the evolution of communication – the displacement of email by text messaging. But this time it’s a revolution because it involves a change not just in behavior but also in mindset.

Chat is immediate. It’s rapid fire. It’s urgent. And increasingly, it’s how organizations communicate.

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Federal News Network | July 17, 2023

Why a self-hosted collaboration platform is essential for digital sovereignty, incident response

Not a week goes by, it seems, without another news report of a government organization facing a major cyber threat — from ransomware to data leaks to interruption of critical infrastructure. Agency leaders would probably agree the stakes have never been higher.

But agencies recognize that security is no longer a matter of dodging the latest cyber bullet. They now must understand the importance of overall “digital sovereignty,” the ability to maintain control over the entire digital infrastructure, and develop a robust cyber strategy to achieve it. Preserving control over its organizations’ digital infrastructures allows the U.S. government to protect its citizens, support its economy, safeguard its interests, and assert its position in the digital realm.

The solution is a self-hosted technical collaboration platform. A purpose-built, on-premises collaboration solution gives your organization a secure environment to centralize the technology tools, content and communications needed to respond to and audit any incident that threatens your mission. In fact, such a platform is a key enabler of organizations’ digital sovereignty.

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Press Releases

January 31, 2024

Secure SMS-alternative for national security organizations announced by Mattermost for joint-development to counter rising cyberthreats and malicious use of AI

Leading platform for mission-critical work aims to defend nation-state security organizations from increasing cyberthreats and malicious AI targeting SMS, WhatsApp and Signal users.

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January 9, 2024

Mattermost and goTenna Win Landmark Air Force SBIR Phase II Award to Operationalize Cutting-Edge Tactical ChatOps Function

Secure collaboration platform for technical team partners with mesh network to support low-bandwidth tactical ChatOps.

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January 4, 2024

Mattermost enhances self-sovereign Skype for Business alternative to address Schrems II requirements with connectivity to Pexip and Microsoft Teams

Leading platform for mission-critical work enhances voice, video and messaging options for self-hosted Skype for Business alternative through Pexip and Microsoft collaborations.

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