Daily Archives: August 11, 2018

Parsons Launches Critical Infrastructure Protection Solution

Domain6  Integrates Proven Cyber-Physical Protection Technologies

PASADENA, California, Aug. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Parsons today launched an integrated portfolio of technologies and services providing critical infrastructure resilience to cyber and physical threats. Domain6™ is the world’s first fully converged solution to thwart attacks on operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) environments. Technologies within the Domain6™ portfolio have been deployed and proven in Parsons’ customer operations, including U.S. government intelligence and defense agencies, as well as commercial customer facilities.

“Domain6™ is a technology-enabled capability derived from three strategic pillars, Parsons’ decades of experience in designing and building OT environments, our investment in R&D, and acquisitions of some of the world’s leading cyber and physical security companies,” said Carey Smith, President of Parsons’ Federal business unit. “The core value in Domain6™ extends far beyond the dangerously narrow model of IT-centric, bolt-on software. Parsons’ customers in the intelligence and military communities have long demanded a converged OT-IT infrastructure security solution, with a focus on the escalating threat to industrial control systems. Domain6™ was created largely through this experience.”

Parsons has over a half century of experience in designing, building, and protecting critical infrastructure for customers in transportation, energy, manufacturing, water, chemical, and other sectors, as well as for U.S. military and intelligence agencies. In 2014, Parsons was selected by the Maryland Procurement Office (MPO) to provide comprehensive cyber-physical infrastructure protection consulting services at the customer’s locations where continuity of operations is vital. In 2017, the MPO Industrial Controls System (ICS) Modernization Program was recognized by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) with the award of the best program of the year for the Intelligence Community. Parsons’ cyber-physical infrastructure protection services were a fundamental part of the design, and implementation of the program.

The Domain6™ portfolio was architected with a foundation closely aligned to the National Institute of Standards and Technologies cybersecurity framework—identify, protect, detect, respond, recover—with numerous proprietary Parsons technologies embedded in the framework. Parsons’ Camelot technology, for example, is a unique defensive cyber operations toolkit that forms the basis for prioritizing threats based on advanced data analytics. Camelot is a Parsons innovation derived from classified cybersecurity operations conducted for military customers.

In June 2018, Parsons released a survey of ICS engineers within fifteen critical infrastructure sectors. Among the findings, the survey noted that nearly 80% of ICS engineers, responsible for integrating network-connected industrial internet of things IIoT devices, are not highly involved in cybersecurity planning and implementation.

“Domain6™ is a technology platform that Parsons believes will revolutionize how critical infrastructure owners and operators meet cyber-physical threats and manage risk,” said Carey Smith. “Our message for the cybersecurity market is simple: Parsons has more experience designing, building, and protecting infrastructure than any other company in the world. The OT environment, where literally billions of connected, hackable industrial internet of things devices will be added in the coming years, demands this experience.”

Parsons’ strategy in the critical infrastructure protection (CIP) market over the past decade has included the acquisition of numerous leading cyber and physical security companies, including:

  • Polaris Alpha (May 2018) – artificial intelligence and machine learning for critical infrastructure cybersecurity.
  • Williams Electric Company (October 2017) – ICS and integration for critical infrastructure OT environments.
  • Secure Mission Solutions (April 2014) – cybersecurity, network and security operations center management, and information assurance.
  • SPARTA, Inc. (November 2011) ­– cyber mission critical technologies and services for industrial, national security, and intelligence organizations.

For more information on Parsons’ CIP technologies and Domain6™, go to parsons.com/domain6/ or email us at domain6@parsons.com.

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber-physical security, advanced technology solutions, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, visit  parsons.com , and follow us on  Facebook Twitter LinkedIn , and  YouTube .

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Qatar beach volleyball team qualify to Moscow Open quarterfinals

Moscow, Cherif Younousse and Ahmed Tajin needed to ignore the cheers of the Moscow crowd to knock out Russia’s Konstantin Semenov and Ilya Leshukov, and reach the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Moscow 4-Star quarterfinals on Friday.

The Qatari’s took on the Russians on one of the outside courts. The match attracted a fierce crowd who cheered on their compatriots, a team who won gold at the Mersin 3-Star earlier in the season.

They maintained their focus though, but had to fight hard to win and they eventually prevailed 2-1 (21-18, 17-21, 19-17) when Ahmed scored the winning point.

It was a very tough game, in their home town and they had a full support and they took a lot of energy from the crowd,” Ahmed said. But we fought and really fought for it and at the end we made it through.

It was not easy. We knew it wouldn’t be easy. They had a lot of motivation to win and it was a big match and like a final. It was like playing against the crowd as well, and we wanted to quieten the crowd down.”

The two 23-year-olds have been playing together for less than a year, and in that time they have won bronze on home sand at the Doha 4-Star Katara Open, and then claimed their first on the road when they finished the Vienna 5-Star with another bronze.

At the moment our level is very high and we are playing very well,” Ahmed said. I’m really happy with my partner and how we are performing. We are playing some good stuff at the moment and I hope we can continue like this.”

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee

Qatar to take on South Korea in AVC Volleyball Cup quarterfinals

Taipei, The Qatari volleyball team will take on their South Korean counterparts in the quarterfinals of Asian Volleyball Cup on Saturday.

Qatar led the standings of their Group C after beating Vietnam and Thailand respectively while South Korea finished Group A in the second place behind leaders Japan.

Three more matches will be held on Saturday as Iran will take on Vietnam while Japan will shake hands with Australia.

Moreover, Chinese Taipei will face Thailand.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee

Qatar to take on South Korea in AVC Volleyball Cup quarterfinals

Taipei, The Qatari volleyball team will take on their South Korean counterparts in the quarterfinals of Asian Volleyball Cup on Saturday.

Qatar led the standings of their Group C after beating Vietnam and Thailand respectively while South Korea finished Group A in the second place behind leaders Japan.

Three more matches will be held on Saturday as Iran will take on Vietnam while Japan will shake hands with Australia.

Moreover, Chinese Taipei will face Thailand.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee

Qatar swimmers line-up for Asian Games

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, Qatar’s swimming team delegation continued its productive and intensive training program in Bratislava, Slovakia in preparation for the upcoming Asian Games will take place from August 18 to September 2.

Qatar swimmers will begin their official campaign in the Asian Games on August 19 until August 24.

Qatar’s team in the asian games is represented by eight swimmers, Noah Abdulaziz Al Kholaifi, Yagoub Abdulaziz Al Kholaifi, Abdulqaziz Hassan Al Obaidely , Mosalem Abdullah Al Nabit, Hassan Abdulrhman Al Obeidan, Abdulrahman Hosham Mohammed, Yousef Hosham Mohammed and Faras Morad Al Saieedi.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee

Qatar swimmers line-up for Asian Games

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, Qatar’s swimming team delegation continued its productive and intensive training program in Bratislava, Slovakia in preparation for the upcoming Asian Games will take place from August 18 to September 2.

Qatar swimmers will begin their official campaign in the Asian Games on August 19 until August 24.

Qatar’s team in the asian games is represented by eight swimmers, Noah Abdulaziz Al Kholaifi, Yagoub Abdulaziz Al Kholaifi, Abdulqaziz Hassan Al Obaidely , Mosalem Abdullah Al Nabit, Hassan Abdulrhman Al Obeidan, Abdulrahman Hosham Mohammed, Yousef Hosham Mohammed and Faras Morad Al Saieedi.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee