Executive Spotlight: Teresa Weipert of Accenture

Teresa “Terry” Weipert serves as a partner at Accenture with a focus in information technology.  She spoke with ExecutiveBiz about her firm, buyer-provider relations and outsourcing. ExecutiveBiz: Could you tell me about your background and how you came to your current position? Terry Weipert: I joined Accenture from Unisys Corporation, …

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Commerce Looks for Comments on Cybersecurity and Innovation Impact

The U.S. Department of Commerce has published a notice of inquiry related to “Cybersecurity, Innovation, and Internet Policy.” The department is looking for comments from academic, commercial and civil society sectors regarding ways to improve cybersecurity while continuing innovation. “Preserving innovation, as well as private sector and consumer confidence in …

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Judge Approves Baidu Lawsuit Following Hack

A U.S. federal judge has ruled in favor of China search engine giant Baidu, allowing the company to proceed with its lawsuit against Register.com for negligence. The ruling followed Register.com’s arguments in March, claiming the suit was not valid because the master services agreement barred claims relating to employee mistakes …

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Virus Writer Arrested in Japan for Hitting File-Sharing Users

An alleged virus writer in Japan has been arrested amid allegations he created and distributed a virus which looked to destroy data. Masato Nakatsuji, 27, is alleged to have created the squid-octopus (ika-tako) virus which searches for data files from file-sharing websites and destroys the files, replacing them with an …

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Scotland Yard Breaks Up Phishing Ring

Six suspected members of a phishing ring have been arrested in the United Kingdom and Ireland over alleged involvement in a scam hitting tens of thousands of victims. One woman and five men between the ages of 25 and 40 were arrested in County Meath, Ireland and London after an …

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Featured Jobs- Technology Cyber Labs – Consultant with Accenture

Job Description Technology Growth Platform (TGP) offers a full range of global delivery services-from enterprise solutions, system integration, technical architectures, business intelligence, infrastructure consulting, and technology research/development. Our TGP consultants can expect to: work with cutting edge technology deliver high-quality solutions across multiple industries work on a variety of projects …

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Thursday Transactions

This week, SAIC announced it will acquire Massachusetts-based Reveal Imaging Technologies, a firm specializing in threat-detection products and services. Sevatec, Inc., a technology and consulting firm, moved to bolster its cybersecurity capabilities by purchasing Intrepics, LLC. Harris has finalized its planned acquisition of CapRock Communications.

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Northrop Facilitates E-Gov Traveling with Launching GovTrip 2.0

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s GovTrip program reached an important milestone with the launch of GovTrip 2.0, an online-based travel service  streamlining reservations, travel authorizations, expense reimbursements and management functions for federal government travel. “Northrop Grumman has been committed to customer satisfaction in developing GovTrip 2.0, working collaboratively with GSA and government …

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ATK Elects Roxanne J. Decyk, April H. Foley to Board of Directors

Alliant Techsystems earlier this week elected Roxanne J. Decyk and April H. Foley as independent directors to the company’s board of directors. “Roxanne Decyk and Ambassador Foley are enormously talented individuals who will provide unique perspectives to ATK’s management team as the company expands its international footprint,” said Chairman of …

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Kindle, Not for Just Reading Anymore

Amazon has added two new free downloads for its Kindle, and this time around it is not e-books. Shuffled Row and Every Word are word games that can be delivered wirelessly via Amazon’s Whispernet–for free–to a Kindle. In Shuffled Row, the player is to create as many words as possible …

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World’s Most Influential Cybersecurity Organizations

The Government Accountability Office has released a report identifying the world’s most powerful cybersecurity organizations, ranging from information-sharing forums that are nondecision-making entities of experts to private organizations to treaty-based, decision-making bodies founded by nations. A large group of organizations is actively engaged in developing international agreements and standards related …

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CGI Extends Stanley Tender Offer Once More

CGI Group (NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.A) has extended its cash tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Stanley, Inc. (“Stanley”) (NYSE: SXE) for $37.50 per share, net to the seller in cash, without interest and less any required withholding taxes.  The new deadline has …

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