Cyber

Red Hat’s Operating System Gets NIST Data Security Recertification; Paul Smith Quoted

Red Hat has received Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 recertification from the National Institute of Standards and Technology for its Enterprise Linux 7.5 operating system. Paul Smith, senior vice president and general manager of Red Hat’s public sector in North America, said in a statement published Thursday the FIPS 140-2 recertification …

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Symantec: ‘Gallmaker’ Cyber Attack Group Uses ‘Living off the Land’ Tactics to Avoid Detection

Symantec has identified a new cyber espionage group dubbed Gallmaker that launches attacks on some government, defense and military organizations in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. The company said Thursday the Gallmaker group uses publicly available hacking tools and “living off the land” techniques to access targeted computers and …

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EGlobalTech Receives GSA Special Item Numbers for Cybersecurity Services

The General Services Administration has authorized eGlobalTech to offer cybersecurity services to government agencies through the GSA Information Technology Schedule 70 vehicle. The company said Wednesday that GSA’s issuance of the two Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services Special Item Numbers may result in a rapid acquisition and deployment process for its …

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Charles River Analytics Develops Cyber Risk Assessment Tool for DARPA

Charles River Analytics has introduced a tool that analyzes cybersecurity vulnerabilities in information technology systems using linguistics techniques. The HAMLET tool, developed under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Vetting Commodity IT Software and Firmware program, quantifies cyber risks and creates optimized test plans based on the data, Charles River …

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Deloitte, Attest to Provide Digital Identity Tech for Government Clients

Deloitte and Attest have partnered to help government customers provide blockchain-based digital identity applications for protecting personal data of citizens. Attest offers two digital identity applications that support the security and consent management of sensitive data, Deloitte said Monday. Attest Wallet secures personal data shared with private sector firms and …

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Siemens, ISA Co-Sponsor Workshop on Energy Sector Cybersecurity

Siemens and the International Society of Automation co-sponsored a workshop on Monday, Oct. 29, in Houston to discuss new approaches to safeguard the energy sector from cyber attacks. Cybersecurity professionals from government and industry discussed how machine learning and security analytics platforms could help detect vulnerabilities and defend industrial control …

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Red Hat, Army School Adopt ‘Open Organization’ Model to Encourage Cyber Workforce Productivity; Shawn Wells Quoted

Red Hat has implemented an “open organization” approach that allows public-serving cybersecurity teams to assess employee performance and outcome of missions. In an article posted Friday on Federal News Network, the company noted the U.S. Army‘s Cyber School at Fort Gordon in Georgia also uses the model to train soldiers in cyber-related projects. …

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IARPA Seeks Industry Input on Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility Security

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is requesting for information on technologies and methods that would protect sensitive compartmented information facilities from radio frequency, optical, magnetic and acoustic threats. Sought technologies may include technical surveillance countermeasures for the detection of potential attacks against these facilities, the agency said Thursday in …

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Northrop Wins Contract to Build, Sustain ‘Unified Platform’ for US Military Cyber Ops

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a potential three-year, $54.6M contract to continue development work on a joint cybersecurity system for military services. Northrop will also integrate, field and sustain the Unified Platform as its systems coordinator, the Defense Department said Friday. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center received six …

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