Unisys’ Jennifer Napper, Tom Patterson Say ARCYBER Should Adopt Software-Defined Networks, Managed Services

cybersecurityJennifer Napper, group vice president for defense and intelligence group at Unisys, has said the U.S. Army Cyber Command should adopt software-defined networks as the country counters ground conflicts in the Middle East and faces dwindling resources, PCMag reported Wednesday.

Sophia Stuart writes Napper made the remarks at TechNet Augusta conference in Georgia when asked about how ARCYBER would expand its capability in the field of cybersecurity and information technology.

Unisys Chief Trust Officer Tom Patterson also discussed how the use of a managed services model would help ARCYBER scale up, Stuart reports.

“Everything we’ve learned from our commercial partners about top-level, world-class security across networks, particularly our banks and energy companies, means huge efficiencies for the managed services route, if that’s the way they want to go,” Patterson said.

The report said Unisys plans to increase the number of the company’s employees in downtown Augusta from 225 to 700 within the next two years in an effort to meet ARCYBER’s demand for cyber professionals.

The Army awarded BL Harbert International a potential two-year, $85.1 million contract to build a command-and-control facility for ARCYBER headquarters at Fort Gordon in Georgia.

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