Cyber

DHS OKs CrowdStrike Cybersecurity Services Under Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation Program

The Department of Homeland Security has authorized CrowdStrike as a cybersecurity services provider under the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program. This authorization allows for the company’s services to support critical cyber activities of the DHS, the company said Wednesday. CrowdStrike offers three variants of its Falcon platform designed to monitor …

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BayFirst Solutions’ Robert Rice: Public & Private Sectors Work to Counter Cyber Intrusions

Robert Rice, president of BayFirst Solutions, took part in a panel discussion during the 2018 Cybersecurity Symposium that was held Oct. 6 at Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. The forum included representatives from the CIA, the FBI and multiple companies that provide cyber technologies and infrastructure support services to the government,  BayFirst said …

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DoD Awards Crowdsourced Security Contracts to Bugcrowd, HackerOne, Synack

Bugcrowd, HackerOne and Synack have received separate contracts to expand the Defense Department‘s bug bounty challenges and explore other crowdsourced methods to secure its public-facing websites. All three companies will help DoD develop additional activities for the security initiative aimed at identifying vulnerabilities in private defense systems, the department said Wednesday. The Pentagon …

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Raytheon Intros Cyber Education Program in Kuwait, U.K.; Dave Wajsgras Quoted

Raytheon has expanded the geographic coverage of its cyber education and training initiatives to the U.K. and Kuwait. The company said Monday it partnered with Kuwait University, Lancaster University and University of Gloucestershire to conduct workshops aimed at providing students with hands-on experience to recognize and counter network security threats through the …

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Kathryn Condello: CenturyLink Aims to Address Cyber Threats via Public-Private Partnerships

Kathryn Condello, senior director for national security and emergency preparedness at CenturyLink, has discussed how the company works to mitigate cyber risks through public-private partnerships. Condello wrote in a blog post published Monday that representatives from the communications, power and financial services sectors have drafted a joint response plan in …

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Booz Allen Execs Highlight Organizational Characteristics to Grow Cyber Talent Pool

Three Booz Allen Hamilton executives said they have observed five qualities that help organizations attract and retain professionals who possess cybersecurity skills. Booz Allen’s Abby Cashman, Erin Weiss Kaya and Joseph Thompson wrote in a joint opinion piece published Saturday on Fifth Domain that companies and agencies should not depend on a competitive salary …

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IBM Unveils Mobile Center for Cybersecurity Support, Training Services

IBM’s security business has introduced a mobile security operations center tasked to respond to demands for cybersecurity support and training services across the U.S. and Europe. The company said Monday the X-Force Command Cyber Tactical Operations Center is a tractor trailer that houses a gesture-controlled cybersecurity office, data center and conference facilities. …

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Raytheon’s Todd Probert: US Military Works With Industry to Protect Systems From Cyber Threats

Todd Probert, vice president of mission support and modernization at Raytheon, has said the U.S. military has been collaborating with industry to safeguard its systems from cyber threats and understand the risks posed by vulnerabilities, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. The military and Congress “must also increase funding specifically for cyber vulnerability …

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