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Cybereason: Cyber Group ‘Kimsuky’ Uses New Malware, Spyware Suite to Target Gov’t, Defense Orgs

Cyber threat

A research team at Cybereason has found that Kimsuky, a cyber espionage group linked to the government of North Korea, is using a new malware strain called CSPY Downloader and spyware suite KGH_SPY to perform attacks on defense and government organizations, human rights groups and research and pharmaceutical companies working on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.

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Executive Spotlight: Tom Afferton, VP of Defense and Intelligence Business Unit with Northrop Grumman Defense Systems

Tom Afferton, VP of Defense and Intelligence Business Unit with Northrop Grumman Defense Systems

Tom Afferton, vice president of Defense and Intelligence Business Unit with Northrop Grumman Defense Systems, recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz regarding information technology (IT) modernization, cybersecurity and evolving threats. He also addressed how the company has helped customers adapt to remote working and how it’s shifted the technology and cultural landscape. …

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ICF to Support Utility Consortium’s Energy Efficiency Programs; Mike Mernick Quoted

Mike Mernick SVP ICF

ICF has been awarded multiple recompete contracts with a combined multimillion-dollar value by several Northeast utilities. ICF will continue to provide services in support of the utilities’ programs. "We're proud of our work with this consortium and the contributions we have made toward their recognition as the nation's premier providers for new construction programs," said Mike Mernick, ICF senior vice president and energy market development lead.

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Leonardo DRS Cypress Facility to Support AI R&D for Gov’t Customers

Leonardo DRS

Leonardo DRS' facility in Cypress, California, will operate as a center of excellence to develop artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies for the U.S. government. The facility, which has functioned as Advanced Engineering CoE under Leonardo DRS' electro-optical and infrared systems business, offers expertise in technologies applicable to multiple domains such as land and space, the company said Monday.

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Deloitte, Cisco Execs Call for Gov’t Contact Center Modernization

Digital delivery of government services

Marc Mancher, a principal at Deloitte Consulting, and Alan Balutis, a senior director of North American public sector at Cisco Systems’ business solutions group, have said that agencies should integrate artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies with digital call centers to continuously deliver information and services to the public during the coronavirus pandemic or national emergencies.

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