Tag Archives: cyber security

Lockheed Announces Winners of a Cybersecurity, Healthcare Innovation Contest; Dr. Ray Johnson Comments

Lockheed Martin has announced the five winners of the “Innovate the Future“ contest, according to a Smart Group article. Entries from 130 countries were assessed in the contest which focused on solutions for cybersecurity, healthcare, and renewable energy. The entries were judged based on creativity and potential impact on key global …

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Kroll Advisory Identifies Four Cybersecurity Problems for 2013; Alan Brill Comments

According to its 2013 Cybersecurity Forecast, there will be four unexpected cyber issues that need to be addressed by the industry, Kroll Advisory Solutions has announced. Alan Brill, Kroll Advisory senior managing director, said the report tackles “issues organizations aren't talking about, but should be.“ The cyber issues found by Kroll include …

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BAE Detica to Consolidate Cybersecurity Operations, Add Jobs; Richard Watson Comments

BAE Systems Detica plans to realign its Asia Pacific businesses into one company that focuses on cybersecurity. The company announced the consolidation move on its official website. The new portfolio will encompass the U.K.-based firm's cybersecurity, financial crime and intelligence operations, including past acquisitions Stratsec and Norkom. “Cyber security is …

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GAO: Electricity Industry Exposed To Cyber Attacks

The electric power industry has yet to bridge the gap between mandatory and voluntary cybersecurity regulations, making existing infrastructure at risk for attacks, a government audit says. The Government Accountability Office‘s report, published July 17, said electric power systems and networks are incorporating information technology systems, exposing grids to cyber …

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Robert Brese: Cyber Defense Strategy Includes Active Response

The Energy Department’s new chief information officer recently said federal agencies should have a prevent-recover-respond mindset in responding to cyber attacks, AOL Government reports. Robert Brese said at the Government Technology Research Alliance conference Sunday that many agencies still have an overly defensive mindset, which he termed as a prevent-recover strategy. …

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GSA Starting FedRAMP Certification For Cloud Providers

The General Services Administration will begin approving security certification applications from private cloud solutions providers, the agency announced Wednesday. Federal agencies will assess security of cloud products and services through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP. GSA said the program is intended to eliminate duplication, generate savings …

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Industry Group Releases Botnet Guidelines At WH

A multi-industry group has issued a set of protection guidelines to fight botnets, the company announced Thursday. The Industry Botnet Group made the announcement during a White House event Wednesday to discuss the impacts of botnets to cyber security. The list includes nine tips that were created to minimize the …

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NIST Combines IT Supply Chain Safety Ideas In Draft Report

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued the second draft of its federal information technology supply chain risk management report, GCN reports. NIST outlined 10 practices agencies should exercise in order to minimize risks in IT supply chain systems, GCN’s William Jackson writes. The list consolidates 21 practices …

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KnowledgeCG, SRA On GSA's First FedRAMP Third-Party Review List

KnowledgeCG and SRA International Inc. are approved to perform independent security reviews of cloud products and services in the federal government. The General Services Administration announced the companies will perform the reviews under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. KCG CEO Dusty Wince said in a company announcement that …

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McAfee, SAIC Create APT Cyber Attack Solution; Charles Beard Comments

SAIC Inc. and McAfee announced plans in October to partner to build new cybersecurity solutions for national governments, intelligence, telecommunications and enterprises worldwide.  The companies announced Monday that the resulting cyber solution is available on SAIC’s CloudShield platform for government and military organizations to combat advanced persistent threats.  Charles Beard, SAIC's chief …

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