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Fujitsu and identity management provider Exostar partner to secure data exchange for DoD suppliers


Fujitsu and Exostar have partnered to increase the security of controlled unclassified information (CUI) exchanged by companies participating in the global supply chain for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), bringing solutions to the Japanese market to help businesses meet the requirements for addressing that market.

The requirements for handling CUI to participate in the DoD supply chain are set out in NIST SP 800-171, and Fujitsu’s recently launched Fort# Forum leverages the Managed Access Gateway (MAG) identity management platform and ForumPass Defense (FPD) multi-enterprise information sharing platform from Exostar to comply with the standard’s key controls.

“Our relationship with Fujitsu is important to Exostar, our customers, and our partners across aerospace and defense,” says Exostar Vice President of Marketing and Product Management Stuart Itkin. “It encapsulates our commitment to continually expand and add value to our trusted community of nearly 150,000 A&D organizations worldwide, enabling them to make better, more timely decisions, to mitigate risk, and to operate more efficiently.”

Fujitsu says Fort# Forum can ease the burden placed on Japanese organizations in time, cost, and resources by efforts to meet NIST SP 800-171 standards. The partnership with Exostar is given further significance by the DoD’s development of its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) standard. CMMC will require all businesses serving the DoD to have cybersecurity processes audited and certified by accredited third parties.

Exostar is conducting a CMMC webinar on October 24 featuring Chief Information Security Officer for the Assistant Secretary for Defense Acquisition Katie Arrington and speakers from key industry contractors.

Fujitsu recently announced the development of technology for matching encrypted biometrics while retaining speed and accuracy.

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