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Appalachia Technologies Selected as PASSHE-Approved MSSP Vendor

Appalachia Technologies named an approved Managed Security Services vendor for PASSHE, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

Appalachia Technologies

Appalachia Technologies, a Managed IT and Cybersecurity Provider, announces it was named an approved Managed Security Services vendor for PASSHE, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

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PASSHE issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for vendors with a wide range of skills and abilities to support the System’s efforts to improve its security posture. Applicant requirements include experience providing a number of services including assessments, remediation, and advisory services.

Approved vendors were required to show competency in the following areas:
• Virtual CISO
• Identify
• Protect
• Detect
• Respond
• Recover
• Cyber-as-a-Service
• Cyber Expertise

In a prepared statement, Chris Therit, Account Executive, said: “We are truly honored to be selected by PASSHE as the only PA-based company to provide cybersecurity services to the 14 state universities throughout our state. It is exciting to see higher education throughout PA focus their attention on cyber security as the higher education industry is one of the top targets of cyber criminals. Appalachia’s ability to work with the state universities allows us to continue building on our already strong cybersecurity offerings and help protect clients not only in our state, but across the globe. We value our partnership with PASSHE and look forward to seeing it grow in the years come.”

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Appalachia’s Security Operations Center (SOC) is staffed by highly-certified cybersecurity analysts who actively work to defend organizations. Appalachia’s SOC currently leverages AlienVault USM technology to provide Unified Threat Management (SIEM) as a core part of our operations, addressing:

• Proactive Threat Detection
• Threat Response
• Compliance Requirements

Appalachia is SOC 2, Type II Audited. SOC 2 audits are based on the AICPA’s Trust Services Criteria. SOC 2 service auditor reports focus on a Service Organization’s non-financial reporting controls as they relate to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy of a system.

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