Tag Archives: Advanced Persistent Threats

Galois-Guardtime Federal Team to Validate Integrity Monitoring System for DARPA

A team comprised of Galois and Guardtime Federal has received a $1.8 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to verify the effectiveness of a blockchain technology-based integrity monitoring system against sophisticated security threats. DARPA asked the companies to jointly test if Guardtime Federal’s Keyless Signature Infrastructure can detect advanced persistent threats hidden within computer networks, …

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Cyphort-Ponemon Study: 34% of Senior Execs Unaware of Their Firms’ Cybersecurity Challenges

A Cyphort-commissioned survey indicates about 34 percent of C-level corporate executives lack awareness about cyber threats to their companies’ information technology systems. Ponemon Institute polled 597 IT leaders across the U.S. private sector for Cyphort’s “State of Malware Detection & Prevention” report and found that 39 percent of respondents said their firms do not have intelligence …

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ISACA Surveys IT Pros on Cyber Threats, Data Sharing, Skills Gap

ISACA has polled 2,920 information technology professionals across 121 countries in order to determine their top security concerns, views on government-industry threat information exchange and IT talent recruitment efforts at their organizations. The trade group said Monday IT professionals have ranked social engineering, insider and advanced persistent threats as their …

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Lockheed Alliance Taps CyberPoint to Help Address Enterprise Security Threats; Mark Raugas Comments

Lockheed Martin will collaborate with CyberPoint International to develop new products intended to protect government and business infrastructures from advanced persistent threats. CyberPoint International has signed up for the Lockheed-led Cyber Security Alliance with the aim of offering integrated enterprise security tools, Lockheed said Tuesday. The consortium was formed to …

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John Burke: Teradata-Novetta Analytics Tool Aims to Boost Cyber Threat Discovery

John Burke, Teradata vice president, said his company and Novetta Solutions have launched an integrated cybersecurity product for U.S. enterprise clients to analyze, detect and respond to advanced persistent threats. Novetta’s Cyber Analytics tool is designed to run on Teradata’s data analytics platform and stop any malicious activity from compromising enterprise networks, Novetta …

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Lockheed Enlisting Suppliers to Shore Up Cyber Systems; Chandra McMahon, Charlie Croom Comment

Lockheed Martin is soliciting support from suppliers to improve the company’s cybersecurity protection system in the wake of growth of advanced persistent threats in both Lockheed’s and suppliers’ networks, Reuters reports. Chandra McMahon, vice president and chief information security officer, told Reuters said 20 percent of attacks against the company’s …

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Pentagon Using Big Data to Uncover Cyberespionage

The government launched a big data research and development initiative Thursday. The Defense Department, which among five agencies involved in the initiative launch, plans to pursue projects for autonomous systems. The Pentagon will also allocate part of the $250 million investment for big data research toward developing methods to decode …

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Navy Develops New Strategies to Meet Rapidly Evolving Cyber Threat

The Defense Department’s DoD 5000 acquisition model does not acknowledge the fast-evolving nature of cyber threat, so the Navy is now developing new strategies to better counter Internet attacks, according to an official. “DoD 5000 doesn’t work for cyber defense,” said Kevin McNally, program manager for information assurance and cybersecurity, …

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Narus-IBM Netezza Partnership Produces 'Unique' Cybersecurity Solution

Boeing-owned Narus, Inc., a provider of dynamic network traffic intelligence and analytics, has become an IBM Netezza-certified cybersecurity solution provider for all IBM Netezza‘s appliances. Narus has been an IBM Netezza Complementary Technology Partner since 2010. The partnership has leveraged the strengths of both companies’ cybersecurity technology to deliver protection …

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