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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. The response part of his […] More

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    Northrop, UMD Starting Undergrad Honors Cyber Program

    Northrop Grumman and the University of Maryland are launching a new undergraduate program to give students a living-learning environment for cybersecurity education, the company announced Monday. Starting in fall 2013, the Falls Church, Va.-based defense and technology contractor will provide a $1.1 million grant and support the program for two more years and the university […] More

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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 effects of botnets through partnership, […] More

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    Salient Promoting IPv6 Launch To Agencies; Brad Antle Comments

    Salient Federal Solutions is joining Internet service providers, networking equipment manufacturers and web companies in enabling Internet Protocol version 6 for their products and services starting June 6. The Fairfax, Va.-based firm announced Tuesday its support of the world IPv6 launch and has conducted multiple events and educational seminars to educate agencies and companies about […] More

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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 included in the original draft […] More

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    Booz Allen To Offer IT, Cyber Services In Qatar; Don Pressley Comments

    Booz Allen Hamilton will target government and commercial clients in Qatar in the information technology, cybersecurity, transportation and select infrastructure sectors. The McLean, Va.-based firm said it received the Qatari government’s approval to conduct business in that country. Qatar placed 28th out of 142 countries surveyed in the World Economic Forum's global information and communications […] More

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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 cloud requires diligence from both […] More

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    Researchers Relate Gas Pipeline Attacks To RSA Breach

    Recent spear-phishing attacks and breaches on natural gas pipeline companies can be traced back to the same spies likely involved in the RSA Inc. cyber attacks last year, the Christian Science Monitor reported in an exclusive story.  RSA provides security services to defense companies and government agencies. The breach to EMC’s security branch cost the […] More

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    Exclusive: McAfee CTO Phyllis Schneck Talks Cyber Threats, Lattanze Award Win

    Each year, Loyola College recognizes information technology thought leaders who have made an impact in the field with the Lattanze Executive of the Year Award.  Dr. Phyllis Schneck, McAfee’s chief technology officer for the global public sector, recently received the award for technical vision for applications of global threat intelligence and cyber security efforts. Schneck […] More

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    UK Defense Ministry Suffers Cyber Attack Via Facebook

    In early March, reports surfaced that U.S. and British leaders had mistakenly accepted Facebook friend requests from an illegitimate profile of NATAO Senior Commander and U.S. Navy Adm. James Stavridis. Similar methods have now led to compromise of information from the U.K. Defense Ministry’s top secret system, AOL Government reports.  Stavridis has been the subject of […] More

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