Cyber

PDRI Awarded DHS Cyber Workforce Screening Services Contract

Arlington, Va.-based talent management platforms provider PDRI will conceptualize and manage a cybersecurity workforce assessment initiative for the Department of Homeland Security under a multimillion-dollar award. The company said Tuesday it will work with subcontractor partners IBM‘s talent management solutions business, Booz Allen Hamilton and Human Resources Research Organization on the contract. PDRI will provide …

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Oracle Gets Security Certification for Session Board Controllers; Doug Suriano Quoted

Oracle has obtained security accreditation for five Enterprise Session Board Controllers designed to secure communications between government networks. The company said Monday the Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 certification seeks to validate the capability of its E-SBCs to shield internet protocol networks from cybersecurity threats. “We are proud to have met this high standard …

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Parsons’ Ronald Nielson: US Cyber Posture Calls for People, Tech Integration Across Gov’t, Industry

Ronald Nielson, chief technology officer at Parsons’ cyber and intelligence division, has said the incorporation of commercial cybersecurity platforms into federal networks has helped promote industry innovation and allowed the Defense Department to counter threat actors. “Our nation’s cybersecurity prowess is best measured as an integration of people, processes and …

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Oak Ridge National Lab Seeks Commercial Partner for Cybersecurity Tool

The Energy Department‘s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee has launched a competitive process for interested vendors to apply for licensing rights to commercialize a patented malware detection tool, Bloomberg Government reported Friday. ORNL seeks an industry partner to market the Heartbeat technology designed to trace malicious codes through a device’s energy …

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Army to Seek Contractor to Update, Maintain Equipping Enterprise System

The U.S. Army plans to seek a new contractor that could support operations, maintenance and/or product upgrades for the Army Equipping Enterprise System. The service plans to award a potential five-year, firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for AE2S support services, according to a FedBizOpps notice posted Friday. The project comes after a …

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Fortinet Anticipates Threat Actors to Leverage AI, Machine Learning in 2019

Fortinet’s threat research arm predicts cyber adversaries will exploit artificial intelligence and machine learning to launch attacks on organizations’ networks and other information technology infrastructure in 2019 and beyond. Researchers from FortiGuard Labs expect cyber criminals to accelerate zero-day attacks through the use of the AI fuzzing technique, the company …

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DARPA Taps Perspecta to Build Configuration Security Tech

Perspecta‘s research arm, Perspecta Labs, has received a 3.5-year, $5.4M prime contract to develop an automatic configuration system for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The company said Tuesday it will design, build and test the Optimized Context-specific Configuration for Attack Surface Minimization system that would work to rapidly generate …

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Unisys Backs Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace; Tom Patterson Quoted

Unisys has pledged support to the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace as part of efforts to promote and sustain internet security worldwide. The company said Monday French President Emmanuel Macron would introduce the government-backed cybersecurity initiative at the Paris Digital Week’s Internet Governance Forum. Tom Patterson, Unisys chief trust …

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Synack Launches Cybersecurity Skills Development Program for Military Veterans

Crowdsourced security firm Synack has launched an initiative to help military veterans hone their cybersecurity skills and pursue related jobs in the government or commercial sector. Synack said Thursday its Veterans Cyber Program offers an expedited application process for former service members to qualify in the company’s group of ethical hackers, called Red Team, and a …

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NIST Recommends CyberX Platform in Draft Industrial Control System Security Report

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published a report that cites the potential of CyberX’s technology to help manufacturers avoid cyber attacks on industrial control systems. NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence partnered with multiple software providers to document how behavior anomaly detection tools can help manufacturing companies secure …

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DoD Adds Over 50 Fortinet Security Fabric Platforms to Approved Products List; Bob Fortna Quoted

Fortinet has received a Defense Department certification that allows the company to offer additional security platforms to DoD agencies to meet their cybersecurity requirements. The company said Thursday more than 50 additional Fortinet Security Fabric offerings were added to the DoD Information Network Approved Products List following the completion of …

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