Cyber

Raytheon, Saudi Aramco to Form New Cybersecurity Joint Venture; Dave Wajsgras Quoted

Saudi Aramco and Raytheon’s Saudi Arabian arm have agreed to set up a joint venture firm focused on cybersecurity through a memorandum of understanding. The new JV will build and offer cyber defense hardware and software platforms, advance research-and-development work related to cybersecurity and provide related capabilities in Saudi Arabia …

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By Light Gets $65M DoD Telecom Support Order

By Light Professional IT Services has received a potential $65M task order to help the Defense Department refresh tools that support mission-critical telecommunications for Defense Information Systems Network users worldwide. The company said Monday it will provide project management, engineering, site surveys and logistics services, as well as implement multiple technology platforms …

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Kevin Fahey: DoD Eyes Cybersecurity Certification Method for Vendors

Kevin Fahey, assistant defense secretary for acquisition, has said the Department of Defense considers implementing a cybersecurity certification process for contractors within the next year, Nextgov reported Thursday. The process aims to ensure that vendors comply with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s cybersecurity framework and related standards. “That …

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Forcepoint’s Eric Trexler: Automation, ‘National Guard’ Could Help Agencies Maintain Stable Cyber Workforce

Eric Trexler, vice president of global governments and critical infrastructure at Forcepoint, has said agencies should initiate efforts to hire and retain a stable pool of cybersecurity professionals and one of those measures is to establish a cyber “National Guard.” Trexler wrote in a Nextgov article published Friday that the National Guard …

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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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Report: Microsoft Uncovers Spear-Phishing Campaign Against Public Sector Orgs, Think Tanks

Microsoft has found that a new spear-phishing campaign that exhibits qualities of previously detected cyber attacks associated with nation-state threat actors homed in on public sector institutions, think tanks and other nonprofit organizations, Politico reported Tuesday. The company said in its blog post published Monday that the hacking campaign also …

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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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Microsoft, Mastercard Form Digital ID Security Partnership

Microsoft and credit card company Mastercard have partnered to help consumers secure their digital identities when they interact with service providers, businesses and the online community. Mastercard said Monday it expects the joint initiative to serve as the foundation for multiple services powered by Microsoft’s Azure platform and developed with government …

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Red Hat’s David Egts: Agencies Should Screen Open Source Code for Cyber Risks

David Egts, chief technologist for Red Hat’s North American public sector, has said federal agencies should assess open source code for cyber vulnerabilities prior to adoption. Egts wrote in a Nextgov piece published Monday that agencies should monitor open-source libraries and repositories that developers use to download the code and deploy …

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Northrop Secures Air Force Navigation System EMD Contract

Northrop Grumman has received a $59.1M contract to perform engineering, manufacturing and development work on next-generation navigation systems for the U.S. Air Force. The company will aim to complete the EMD phase of the Embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System-Modernization program by Sept. 30 of next year, the Defense Department said Thursday. …

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ForeScout to Participate in NIST Internet-of-Things Security Research Project; Katherine Gronberg Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has tapped ForeScout Technologies to take part in a research project that seeks to protect internet of things-“based devices and critical infrastructure from cyber threats. ForeScout said Wednesday it will work with NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence on the IoT security project …

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