Cyber

Telos Report: 83% of Federal Employees, Contractors Support Mandatory Implementation of NIST Cyber Framework

A new report by cybersecurity company Telos says 83 percent of federal employees and contractors support a mandate to implement the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s Cybersecurity Framework across federal agencies. Telos said Tuesday the 2017 Public Sector Cyber Risk Management Report includes 257 responses from the attendees of Amazon Web Services‘ Public …

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Reports: Deloitte Hack Compromises Company Email Server

Deloitte has been a target of a cyber attack that compromised the accounting firm’s global email server through the use of an “administrator’s account” to gain access, The Guardian reported Monday. The report said Deloitte learned of the security breach in March and that hacking activities could have started since October …

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DOE Taps Guardtime, Siemens to Help Develop Blockchain Tech for Energy Grid Security

Guardtime and Siemens are part of a team that received a multimillion dollar contract from the Energy Department to develop a blockchain-based technology platform that will work to help secure U.S. energy grid from emerging cyber threats. Both companies will also work with DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Labs, Washington State University, Tennessee Valley Authority and …

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Australian Govt to Invest in Industry-Led Cyber Research Center

The government of Australia plans to invest $39.8 million over seven years to help fund the establishment of an industry-led center for cybersecurity research efforts. Australia’s Department of Industry, Innovation and Science said Friday the future cybersecurity cooperative research center will also receive more than $70 million from 25 government, research and private sector …

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DHS Licenses 2 Cyber Tech Platforms to IP Group

The Department of Homeland Security has licensed two Pacific Northwest National Laboratory-built cybersecurity platforms to intellectual property firm IP Group through the science and technology directorate’s Transition to Practice program. IP Group transitioned the Digital Ants and MLSTONES platforms to Cynash, a newly created portfolio company that will work to integrate the …

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Forcepoint, Raytheon, GigaTrust, ICM Partner on Security Compliance Platform for DoD Suppliers

Forcepoint has formed a partnership with Raytheon’s cyber services business, GigaTrust and Internet Content Management to deliver a platform designed to help suppliers comply with a Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement that requires vendors to standardize security systems and methods to safeguard controlled unclassified information and defense data. Forcepoint said …

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Raytheon’s Thomas Kennedy: DoD-Industry Collaboration Essential to Address Cyber Threats

Raytheon CEO Thomas Kennedy said at an Aerospace Industry Association event held on Capitol Hill that the Defense Department and companies should partner in efforts to fix potential cyber vulnerabilities in military systems and develop future professionals to support cyberharderning efforts. He also called on DoD policymakers and industry leaders to collaborate to help small …

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Elbit Systems Plans Cyberbit Business Reorganization in Defense, Commercial Market Growth Push

Elbit Systems has announced plans to reorganize its Cyberbit subsidiary as part of a push to help address a growing demand for cybersecurity products and services in both the defense and commercial sectors. Cyberbit’s defense cyber intelligence and cybersecurity business will operate under Elbit Systems’ land and C4I division effective Jan. 1 …

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SolarWinds Survey: Majority of Federal IT Leaders Say Agencies More Proactive on Cybersecurity

A new SolarWinds report shows that 75 percent of government information technology leaders say federal agencies have become more proactive than they were five years ago when it comes to IT security. SolarWinds said Tuesday it commissioned research firm Market Connections to poll 200 IT security professionals from federal civilian and defense agencies between …

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Cyxtera’s Greg Touhill: Data ‘Overclassification’ Can Delay Govt Cyber Incident Response

Greg Touhill, president of Cyxtera Technologies‘ federal group, has said that overclassifying information can slow down the federal government’s response to cybersecurity challenges, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. He told audience at the AFCEA Homeland Security Conference held Tuesday he believes data overclassification prevents the government from formulating strategies to mitigate security threats. The …

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Dell EMC’s Cameron Chehreh: IT Network Simplification Key to Federal Shared Services Adoption, Cyber Efforts

Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer of Dell EMC’s federal business, has said the move to centralize nonmission-critical information technology systems would help the federal government build up its cybersecurity posture through a reduction in the network’s attack surface, MeriTalk reported Monday. His remarks are in response to the August release of an IT …

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BDO’s Gregory Garrett: Firms Should Increase Cyber Training Efforts Amid Dragonfly Malware Resurgence

Gregory Garrett, head of international cybersecurity at Chicago, Illinois-based professional services firm BDO USA, has said companies should ramp up efforts to build up the frequency and quality of their cybersecurity education and training programs in an effort to protect their networks from threat actors, Digital Journal reported Saturday. His …

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