Tag Archives: cyber attacks

DHS Used Lockheed’s Cyber Platform to Analyze Russia-Backed Critical Infrastructure Attacks

The Department of Homeland Security used a Lockheed Martin-built cybersecurity framework to evaluate cyber attacks that state-sponsored Russian hackers carried out against U.S. critical infrastructure sectors. Lockheed’s Cyber Kill Chain framework provided information on the attackers’ activities, including reconnaissance, weaponization, delivery, exploitation, installation, command and control and actions on objectives, DHS’ U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness …

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Executive Spotlight: An Interview With Neil Albert, President of ACT I

ExecutiveBiz recently spoke with Neil Albert, president of Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, about his company’s role providing acquisition services and information technology modernization to federal agencies. “Cybersecurity is probably the most important area that the private sector can help … With more private sector-friendly contracting vehicles out there, like …

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DXC’s Earl Matthews: Agencies Should Implement ‘Holistic’ Strategy to Avoid Cyber Attacks

Earl Matthews, vice president of DXC Technology‘s enterprise security solutions group, has said government agencies should create and implement a “holistic” cybersecurity approach to prevent large-scale ransomware attacks such as WannaCry. He wrote in a guest piece for Signal Magazine he believes the use of a holistic security strategy will help agencies shift …

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Thales e-Security’s Wayne Lewandowski: Federal Govt Should Invest in Enterprise Asset Protection

Wayne Lewandowski, vice president of federal business at Thales e-Security, has said he believes the U.S. government should shift cybersecurity spending from endpoint or network security to enterprise-wide protection of possible targets such as data. Lewandowski told Federal News Radio in an interview that aired Monday the 2017 Thales Data Threat Report …

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Verint Systems to Help Latin American Country Establish Govt Security Operations Hub

Verint Systems is part of an industry consortium that won a multimillion dollar project to establish a government security operations center for a Latin American country to help government organizations address sophisticated cyber threats. The company said Thursday it will provide a threat detection and analysis platform to the future GSOC as a member of the ELTA Systems-led Israeli Cyber …

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CrowdStrike Report: Russian Group Used Malware Implant in Cyber Attacks Against Ukraine, Democrats

A new CrowdStrike report has found that a Russian group called Fancy Bear likely used a malware implant on Android platforms to monitor Ukraine’s artillery units and launch cyber attacks against the Democratic National Committee, Reuters reported Thursday. CrowdStrike co-founder Dmitri Alperovitch said the hacking group used a variant of the malware that targeted DNC …

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Samsung Subsidiary Taps Elbit to Protect Customers from Attacks; Adi Dar Comments

Samsung SDS, a Samsung subsidiary, has selected Elbit Systems‘ Cyberbit company to provide services meant to protect Samsung SDS’ clients from cyber attacks. Samsung SDS and Cyberbit will use Cyberbit’s SCADAShield to perform non-intrusive deep-packet inspection on Korean customers’ critical infrastructure, Elbit said Wednesday. SCADAShield is designed to protect customers’ …

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Mark Testoni: Graph Tech Offers ‘Great Promise’ in National Security Arena

Some national security experts have pointed to a new analytics tool dubbed “graph technology” as a means to help identify signs of cyber attacks before they occur, CNN reported Thursday. Nicole Gaouette writes graph technology works to identify how data is connected to form algorithms that can spot irregularities based on previous patterns. Mark Testoni, president …

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Tripwire Study: Govt IT Professionals Fear Cyber Attacks on City Infrastructure Systems

A study conducted by Dimensional Research on behalf of Tripwire says 88 percent out of 200 state and local government information technology professionals interviewed believe a cyber attack on city infrastructure systems poses a threat to public safety. Tripwire said Thursday 78 percent of respondents believe there will likely be a cyber attack …

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Symantec: Cybercriminals Use Consumer IoT Devices to Launch Attacks Against Companies

Symantec has published new research that indicates cybercriminals work to hijack home networks and consumer Internet of Things devices to launch distributed denial of service attacks against large companies. The company said Thursday its security response team has found that cybercriminals gain cheap bandwidth through a web of consumer devices to spread malware and create zombie networks …

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MSi Secures Third Financing for Expansion and Patent-Pending Control Systems Protection Platform Dev’t

Mission Secure Inc. has closed a third round of financing that will be used to help the company’s expansion plans and support the development of a patent-pending platform. MSi said Thursday the funds will help the development of the Secure Sentinel Platform, designed to protect control systems and monitored processes from cyber attacks. “As …

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DOE to Help Fund NRECA’s Utility Cybersecurity Project

The Energy Department has chosen the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association to receive grant funds to develop and commercialize a tool for utilities to detect cyber attacks and compromised systems in near real-time. NRECA said Thursday its React project is based on the DoE-funded Essence prototype platform that NRECA built in partnership with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Honeywell …

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SWIFT Unveils Security Team, Engages BAE & Fox-IT to Support Financial Community Investigations

The worldwide cooperative Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication has employed the help of BAE Systems and Fox-IT and established a team of information technology and cyber experts to support security investigations within SWIFT’s global user community. SWIFT said Monday its new Customer Security Intelligence team will work alongside BAE and Fox-IT to foster customer information …

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