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Symantec’s Chris Townsend: CDM Program Could Help Agencies Improve Cyber Functionality

Chris Townsend, vice president of federal at Symantec, said federal agencies should use the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program as a “springboard” to build up their cybersecurity posture. “For many, that will include a defense-in-depth approach where they build their security architecture into a cohesive system structured around network and data visibility,” Townsend wrote in a GCN article published Friday.

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Symantec’s Chris Townsend: Federal Gov’t Needs AI, Machine Learning to Stay Head of Cyber Threats

Chris Townsend, vice president of federal at Symantec, has said federal agencies should adopt machine learning, artificial intelligence, automation technologies and other novel platforms to protect networks from evolving cyber threats. Townsend wrote in an article published Monday on FedTech Magazine that such technologies could help address some visibility gaps associated with overly complicated platforms.

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Symantec: ‘Seedworm’ Cyber Espionage Group Uses Backdoor to Launch Attacks on Agencies, Telecoms

Symantec has found that a new cyber espionage group called Seedworm has started launch cyber attacks on dozens of government agencies, telecommunications, multinational organizations, oil and gas firms and other institutions worldwide since late September. Seedworm, also known as Zagos or Muddywater, collects intelligence data on targets across the Middle …

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Symantec Launches AI-Based Cyber Defense Tool for Critical Infrastructure

Symantec has unveiled an artificial intelligence-based platform built to protect industrial control systems and other critical infrastructure from cyber attacks. The company said Wednesday its Industrial Control System Protection Neural is designed to screen USB devices to safeguard operational technology environments and internet of things-based devices from malware, zero-day attacks and …

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Symantec Gets FedRAMP ‘In Process’ Status for Cloud, Data Security Platforms; Chris Townsend Quoted

Symantec has achieved “in process” status under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program for two software applications designed to secure cloud computing applications and sensitive data. The company said Monday it seeks FedRAMP certification for the Cloud Access Security Broker and Data Loss Prevention platforms under Department of Homeland Security sponsorship. CASB …

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