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  • Thursday Transactions - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Thursday Transactions

    This week, SAIC purchased technology, intellectual property and related assets from AppTek Partners, LLC; Applications Technology, Inc.; and MediaMind, LLC. SRA finalized its acquisition of Platinum Solutions. Cubic Corporation struck a deal to acquire Abraxas at a price of $124 million. Boeing inked a deal to purchase CDM Technologies. More

  • Cubic Corporation Buys Abraxas - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cubic Corporation Buys Abraxas

    Cubic Corporation announced yesterday its acquisition of Herndon, Va.-based Abraxas Corporation, a national security, law enforcement and homeland security risk-mitigation firm. San Diego, Calif.-based Cubic paid $124 million in cash, and the acquisition is expected to close next month. Abraxas, which has more than 280 operational and technical experts, will become a wholly owned subsidiary […] More

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    Cubic Corp. Buys Risk-Mitigation Firm Abraxas for $124 Million in Cash

    San Diego-based Cubic Corporation announced today its acquisition of Abraxas Corporation, the national security, law enforcement and homeland security risk-mitigation firm based in Herndon, Va. Cubic paid $124 million in cash, and the acquisition is expected to close in December 2010. Abraxas, which has more than 280 operational and technical experts, will become a wholly […] More

  • Web Users Get Paid to be Big Brother, Fight Crime - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Web Users Get Paid to be Big Brother, Fight Crime

    Crime never sleeps, and now thanks to a new surveillance project, neither do the crime fighters. A company in Devon in southwestern England has launched a new website that pays citizens to monitor live commercial CCTV footage online in an effort to catch would-be criminals. Internet Eyes will pay up to £1,000 (approximately $1,600) to […] More

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    What is the Most Dire Cybersecurity Threat?

    The New New Internet asked a host of cybersecurity industry expert what security issue they felt was most pressing. Here’s what Lance Cottrell of Abraxas had to say on the matter: “Malware is really becoming one of the biggest issues,” he said. “Especially what I describe as spear-phishing type malware attacks where this is not […] More

  • Cybersecurity Insiders Reveal Most-Pressing Cyber Threats - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cybersecurity Insiders Reveal Most-Pressing Cyber Threats

    Cyber espionage, Advanced Persistent Threats and malware–cyberspace is full of threats designed to steal identities, intellectual property and money, as well as wreak havoc on computers and systems. In a story on TheNewNewInternet, 10 cyber-industry insiders share their opinions on the current threat landscape and reveal what they believe are the most dangerous threats on […] More

  • Cyber Experts: Espionage, APTs, Malware among Most Dangerous Cyber Threats - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cyber Experts: Espionage, APTs, Malware among Most Dangerous Cyber Threats

    Although cybersecurity experts have their separate ideas on what the most pressing Internet security concern is, they generally agree on one thing: The threat landscape is evolving into more attacks of increasing sophistication. Here, 10 industry insiders offer their insight into what they believe are the most dangerous cyber threats, ranging from social engineering to […] More

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    Abraxas' Lance Cottrell: Fierce Competition in Web-Privacy Sector

    New companies aiming to help individuals and businesses protect their identities and web behavior from marketers are facing tough challenges in the marketplace. It's not just competition from privacy freeware providers and users' reluctance to give personal information to smaller start-up companies ““ many are simply unaware about how visible their online behavior is. Setting […] More

  • Friday Features - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Friday Features

    This week, three executives talked about cybersecurity: John Watters of iSIGHT spoke to TheNewNewInternet about some of the major  security threats in the cyber arena; Abraxas’ Lance Cottrell shared his view on the fierce competition in the web-privacy sector; And Vincent Mihalik, vice president of cybersecurity solutions at Wyle Information Systems, discussed how important the […] More

  • Executive Profile: Lance Cottrell of Abraxas - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Executive Profile: Lance Cottrell of Abraxas

    Lance Cottrell is chief scientist for Abraxas Corporation. He is responsible for corporate initiatives to advance privacy and information security issues across all domains of the company. He is recognized as an expert in cryptography, online privacy, and Internet security and is a certified information systems security professional. He has created multiple Internet privacy and […] More

  • Tuesday Tip Jar - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 put themselves in the shoes […] More

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