Cyber

Mitre to Help 8 Companies Perform Cyber Tool Assessments

Mitre has launched an initiative to help eight companies test and improve their cybersecurity platforms, the Washington Business Journal reported Tuesday. The research nonprofit organization will work with Carbon Black, CounterTack, CrowdStrike, Cylance, Endgame, Microsoft, RSA and SentinelOne to assess their endpoint security tools and other cyber offerings. Mitre will …

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Accenture Federal Services’ Gus Hunt: Data-Centric Security Key to Cyber Resilience

Gus Hunt, cybersecurity strategy lead at Accenture’s federal services business, has said adopting data-centric security approach could help agencies protect data, maintain control of networks and achieve cyber resilience. Hunt wrote in a Nextgov piece posted Monday that agencies should develop a framework for data tagging and marking in order to facilitate …

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Raytheon’s Dave Wajsgras Facilitates Cybersecurity Discussion in Virginia

Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon’s intelligence, information and services business, on Tuesday conducted a cybersecurity discussion with Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Kathleen Murphy, a Virginia state delegate. The University of Virginia’s six-member student team that won in a Raytheon-sponsored national cyber contest also took part in the discussion at …

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Todd Probert: Raytheon to Present Avionics Cybersecurity at Airshow

Todd Probert, vice president of mission support and modernization at Raytheon‘s intelligence, information and services business, told Shephard Media in an interview published Monday that the company’s presentation at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow will cover vulnerability assessment. “Every weapon system brings a new computer that represents a cyber vulnerability,” Probert …

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Lockheed Taps Guardtime Federal to Integrate Cyber, Data Integrity Capabilities Into Aircraft Systems

Lockheed Martin has signed a contract with Guardtime Federal to incorporate cyber and data integrity capabilities into the former’s aircraft systems and processes in an effort to address data manipulation threats. Lockheed said Monday the integration work with Guardtime Federal aims to deliver a digital linked data distribution system and …

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Root9B Awarded Army Cyber Training Contract

The U.S. Army has awarded Root9B a potential two-year contract to provide onsite cybersecurity training at Fort Gordon in Georgia. R9B said Monday it will help the service branch teach students to conduct defensive and offensive cyber operations via three 170A Warrant Officer Advanced Course classes. Each instruction period can last for up …

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Cyber 20/20 to Develop Financial Network Security Tech Under DHS Innovation Program

The Department of Homeland Security has selected Cyber 20/20 to develop a platform for financial services organizations to secure networks from malicious threats. DHS said Monday its science and technology directorate awarded $200,000 for the Newark, Del.-based technology startup to demonstrate a proof-of-concept prototype of the company’s proposed Trained Using Runtime Analysis from …

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Report: Air Force Issues RFP for Cyber ‘Unified Platform’

The U.S. Air Force is soliciting proposals to build an integrated operations platform for the U.S. Cyber Command through the General Services Administration‘s Alliant contract vehicle, Fifth Domain reported Friday. Defense Department officials have said that Cybercom’s future Unified Platform will work to support cyber defense, planning command-and-control and situational awareness …

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Hortonworks, PSSC Labs to Build HPC Appliance for Cyber Platform; Shaun Bierweiler Comments

Hortonworks and PSSC Labs have teamed up to develop a high-performance computing system for use in conjunction with Hortonworks Cybersecurity Platform. PSSC’s CyberRax Cybersecurity Appliance is a turnkey platform that works to deliver cyber data with alert summaries, real-time processing and high-speed ingestion capabilities to users and supports 240 processor cores and …

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Georgia’s $100M Cyber Center to Open July 10

The state of Georgia is scheduled to open on July 10 the first of two buildings within a $100 million cyber facility at Augusta University’s Riverfront Campus. Georgia Cyber Center is built to facilitate collaboration among industry, academia, the U.S. Army, law enforcement and federal and state governments on cybersecurity research …

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ICF Receives $50M Air Force Cyber Support Order; Randy James Comments

ICF has secured a potential $50 million task order to provide enterprisewide technical, programmatic and advisory services for the U.S. Air Force‘s cyber function realignment effort. The company said Thursday it will help transition the service branch’s primary cyberspace responsibilities from the Air Force Space Command to the Air Combat Command as …

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Symantec: ‘Thrip’ Cyber Espionage Group Evades Detection Through Legitimate IT Admin Tools

Symantec has found that a cyber espionage group called Thrip uses legitimate network administration and operating system tools to avoid detection and deploys custom malware to launch attacks on defense, satellite communications, geospatial imaging and telecommunications companies in the U.S. and Southeast Asia. The company said Tuesday its research team …

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