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Robert Brese: Cyber Defense Strategy Includes Active Response

Robert Brese: Cyber Defense Strategy Includes Active Response

The Energy Department’s new chief information officer recently said federal agencies should have a prevent-recover-respond mindset in responding to cyber attacks, AOL Government reports. Robert Brese said at the Government Technology… Read more »

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Raytheon Subsidiary To Provide IARPA Quantum Computer R&D

Raytheon Subsidiary To Provide IARPA Quantum Computer R&D

Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies subsidiary will develop processes to integrate quantum computer functions into a single framework for an intelligence community program, the company announced Mondday. The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects… Read more »

Lockheed To Update Pentagon Info Sharing System Software

Lockheed To Update Pentagon Info Sharing System Software

Lockheed Martin has won a contract to update the infrastructure of a Defense Department information sharing system, the company announced Friday. A Pentagon team office for the Distributed Common Ground… Read more »

House Intel Chair: Cyber Offense Leaves Private Sector Nets Vulnerable

House Intel Chair: Cyber Offense Leaves Private Sector Nets Vulnerable

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is claiming that reports about the U.S. facilitating cyber attacks against Iran require some skepticism, AOL Defense reports. During remarks at Bloomberg Government… Read more »

Report: Flame Virus Foreshadows Future Cyber Warfare

Report: Flame Virus Foreshadows Future Cyber Warfare

Iran turned to a Hungarian cyber lab and a Russian security firm for answers after the country discovered the Flame virus, the Washington Post reports. Kapersky Lab experts concluded that… Read more »

DHS To Soon Release 72-Hour Requirement For Fixing Cyber Threats

DHS To Soon Release 72-Hour Requirement For Fixing Cyber Threats

The Department of Homeland Security will release a guideline that will require agencies and contractors to find and fix cyber threats within 72 hours of discovery, Nextgov reports. According to… Read more »

NSA OKs General Dynamics Classified Data Encryptor

NSA OKs General Dynamics Classified Data Encryptor

General Dynamics’ C4 systems unit has received National Security Agency approval for a product designed to help agencies protect sensitive data on virtual platforms. The Falls Church, Va.-based firm said… Read more »

Report: Researchers Link Stuxnet, Flame Source Codes

Report: Researchers Link Stuxnet, Flame Source Codes

Cyber researchers believe that a recent virus found in networks in the Middle East has similarities with a 2010 virus that attacked Iran’s nuclear weapons system, Reuters reports. According to… Read more »

Northrop, UMD Starting Undergrad Honors Cyber Program

Northrop, UMD Starting Undergrad Honors Cyber Program

Northrop Grumman and the University of Maryland are launching a new undergraduate program to give students a living-learning environment for cybersecurity education, the company announced Monday. Starting in fall 2013,… Read more »

Carahsoft Adds Datameer Big Data Analytics To GSA Schedule; Michael Shrader Comments

Carahsoft Adds Datameer Big Data Analytics To GSA Schedule; Michael Shrader Comments

Carahsoft Technology Corp. will distribute Datameer‘s big data analytics platform to federal agencies on Carahsoft’s General Services Administration schedule, the companies announced Thursday. Carahsoft’s portfolio of big data technology providers… Read more »

Millions Of LinkedIn Passwords Possibly Hacked

Millions Of LinkedIn Passwords Possibly Hacked

Graham Cluley, a security consultant at Sophos, also advised users to change their passwords in a blog post, adding that email addresses may have been compromised as well. Per Thorsheim, a Norwegian security… Read more »

Mike Lloyd: US Creates Complex Viruses, Vulnerable To Simple Ones

Mike Lloyd: US Creates Complex Viruses, Vulnerable To Simple Ones

A cyber expert recently said that the U.S. is vulnerable to cyber attacks despite its ability to create sophisticated computer viruses, Business Insider reports. Mike Lloyd, chief technology officer at… Read more »

Air Force Submits Request for Regenerating Network System

Air Force Submits Request for Regenerating Network System

In an effort to combat potential cyber threats, the Air Force Research Laboratory is looking to develop a rapidly-shifting computer network infrastructure, according to a solicitation for white papers on… Read more »

Industry Group Releases Botnet Guidelines At WH

Industry Group Releases Botnet Guidelines At WH

A multi-industry group has issued a set of protection guidelines to fight botnets, the company announced Thursday. The Industry Botnet Group made the announcement during a White House event Wednesday… Read more »

Salient Promoting IPv6 Launch To Agencies; Brad Antle Comments

Salient Promoting IPv6 Launch To Agencies; Brad Antle Comments

Salient Federal Solutions is joining Internet service providers, networking equipment manufacturers and web companies in enabling Internet Protocol version 6 for their products and services starting June 6. The Fairfax,… Read more »

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