SOURCE: SwishData


February 19, 2015 10:33 ET

SwishData Releases Season Finale in Drama 'Hacked: The Series'

Investigators Expose Russian Hackers Behind Attack on Federal Agency

WARWICK, NY--(Marketwired - February 19, 2015) - SwishData, a woman-owned group of leading data performance architects for the federal marketplace, today announced that it released the fourth episode of "Hacked: The Series," bringing to a close the first season in SwishData's fictional drama highlighting the cybersecurity dangers facing federal agencies today.

In the new episode, "The Hackers," ( agency investigators try to uncover how Russian spies used sophisticated social engineering techniques to breach federal networks and frame a federal employee, Bob Nelson, for their malicious activities. "They will never figure out that they were just had by the Russians," a hacker says as he monitors federal network activities. The investigators use a currently available security solution -- Cyber Attack Defenders -- to analyze computer and network usage as they race against the clock to prove Bob's innocence before he is tried by a military tribunal.

"Hacked: The Series" is based on a combination of real-life incidents. The first three episodes -- "The Defenders," "The Prosecutors," and "The Investigators" -- dramatize how Russian hackers stole government data using Bob's computer and created a false trail of evidence that led to Bob's arrest as a spy. The fourth episode, "The Hackers," brings the action to a dramatic close as investigators uncover the hackers' entry point into the government network and shut down the spy operation.

SwishData is producing the Internet series for its Cyber Attack Defenders website to shine a light on the cybersecurity challenges and solutions in today's complex government IT environment. Joining in the campaign are SwishData's industry partners, including Intel Security, NetApp, Riverbed, RSA, Vormetric, and VMware.

"We created 'Hacked: The Series' to show in a compelling and realistic way not just the dangers that federal agencies face, but also the security tools that are available to protect against intrusions, respond quickly when they occur, and mitigate the damage," said Jean-Paul Bergeaux, Chief Technology Officer for SwishData and creator of the online series.

Also available for viewing is the recently released "Behind the Scenes" video, which provides insights and commentary from the series producer, John Merrill, and SwishData's Chief Technology Officer, Jean-Paul Bergeaux. They explain why they produced the series and why "Hacked: The Series" is a true game changer in the federal cybersecurity arena.

About SwishData

SwishData ensures the performance, affordability, and security of an agency's data infrastructure through both architecture and deployment. Since March of 2006, this successful woman-owned group of leading data performance architects has tapped its internal and external resources, demonstrating an ability to deliver first rate federal enterprise architecture solutions to all facets of government operations. SwishData maintains certified staff and facility (FCL) to enable its unique value proposition to be leveraged at levels of State, Local and Federal Government.

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