Technology

AMERICAN SYSTEMS Names Ray Rafaels VP of IMIA

AMERICAN SYSTEMS has announced the appointment of Raymond “Ray” Rafaels as vice president of Identity Management and Information Assurance, a role in which he will lead the company’s IMIA business and help develop the cybersecurity systems engineering business division. “The battlefield of the future will be in cyberspace, making it …

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Tuesday Tip Jar

This week, Abraxas’ Lance Cottrell shared with TheNewNewInternet what he thinks makes a good cyber professional: “When I think about the people that I have known, the one’s who have been really effective cybersecurity guys, the first characteristic is they tend to have a devious mind. They are able to …

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AMERICAN SYSTEMS Appoints Les Owens as VP of Cybersecurity Systems Engineering

Leslie “Les” Owens has been named AMERICAN SYSTEMS’ vice president of cybersecurity systems engineering, a role in which he will advocate the establishment of a cybersecurity systems engineering business division and provide operational management and strategic development in this area. “Les’ strong leadership abilities and extensive experience in applied research …

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Senate Homeland Security Committee OK’s Cyber Bill

The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee yesterday approved a comprehensive cybersecurity bill that would shape how the federal government protects public and private sector cyber networks. The bill, co-sponsored by  Sens. Joe Lieberman, Susan Collins and Tom Carper, would create a White House Office of Cyberspace Policy to lead …

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Gigi Schumm of Symantec Comments on Cyber 7 Awards

This year’s Cyber 7 Awards winners were presented yesterday at the Symantec Government Symposium. The awards recognized seven individuals whose contributions to cybersecurity programs stood out in the innovation of cyber strategies. Gigi Schumm, vice president and general manager for Symantec Public Sector, praised the award-winners for their work. “Our …

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DoD Prepares for ‘Internet Crunch’

With the growing use of computers, smartphones and other portable network devices, the Internet protocol version four is running out of space for IP addresses, leading to an impending phenomenon called “Internet crunch.”  To delay effects of the possible crunch on the DoD and increase tactical communications capabilities, the Department …

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Defense Firms Show Off Cyber Products at Arms Fair

As the annual Eurosatory arms fair continues to be underway, the world’s largest defense weaponry firms are getting a glimpse at the competition. The exhibition, which is currently being attended by some of the world’s most advanced defense weaponry companies, put new tanks, armored vehicles and other weapons of more …

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For John Bordwine, Being Predictive is Key

ExecutiveBiz recently talked with John Bordwine, CTO of the public sector for Symantec, about his opinion of cybersecurity’s future and how he works to predict threats and manage the company’s information. Bordwine focuses on organization to keep a solid grasp of where the next opportunity exists. “Manage the data and …

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‘We cannot afford to wait for a ‘cyber 9/11,’ Say Lieberman, et al

Proposed legislation introduced last week calls to modernize, strengthen and coordinate the security of federal civilian and select private-sector critical infrastructure cyber networks. Introduced by Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., Ranking Member Susan Collins, R-Me., and Federal Financial Management Subcommittee Chairman Tom Carper, D-De., the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act …

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