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    Health Center to Use NIST Framework to Push Cyber Education Programs

    A not-for-profit health center established by a 2003 executive order from President George W. Bush is launching an initiative to improve cybersecurity education and protect U.S. health information infrastructure. Modernhealthcare.com reports the National Health Information Sharing & Analysis Center will build off of the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s cybersecurity workforce framework and support programs intended to […] More

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    Companies See Drop in Software Vulnerabilities

    According to reports from various firms, this year has seen a drop in numbers of both cyber attacks and flaws that have been used to attack businesses. Symantec is reportedly expected to see a 30 percent drop in the total number of software vulnerabilities and a 10 percent drop in critical vulnerabilities. The firm could see […] More

  • NATO Looking to Contractors for Cyber Attack Systems, Sensors, Support - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NATO Looking to Contractors for Cyber Attack Systems, Sensors, Support

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization will soon select a contractor to help defend alliance nations’ cutting-edge infrastructure from cyber attacks, the Wall Street Journal reported today. The awardee will provide software, hardware and support at more than 20 NATO locations to help prevent cyber attacks. The contract will call for advanced sensors to be built into […] More

  • GovConExec Engages the New C4ISR in Recently Launched Winter Issue - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    GovConExec Engages the New C4ISR in Recently Launched Winter Issue

    With the end of one year and the launch into another, GovConExec, published by The New New Internet’s parent company Executive Mosaic, has released it’s eighth issue in the second year of publishing. The Winter 2011 issue, C4ISR: GovCon Leaders Enable a New Era, delves into the new C4ISR, policy, executives and industry changing technologies that are […] More

  • Contractors with Large IT Force, Capabilities Set to be Top Dogs in Growing Cyber Market - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Contractors with Large IT Force, Capabilities Set to be Top Dogs in Growing Cyber Market

    Reports wide have indicated that as federal spending on information technology will slow, spending on cybersecurity will not follow that same trend. The Washington Post reported that this trend will take place between 2011 and 2016 with cybersecurity remaining the outlier.  This may come to no surprise when taking a recent Symantec recent report into […] More

  • Private Companies Buying Cybersecurity Insurance - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Private Companies Buying Cybersecurity Insurance

    According to Insurancenewsnet.com, there is an increasing number of private companies who are buying cybersecurity insurance. Chubb Group of Insurance Companies has recently added insurance coverage and risk management to its services. The firm says the new cyber coverage will help protect private companies against damages and liability resulting from network security intrusions and privacy violations. […] More

  • Survey Says.. Businesses on Top of the Cloud - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Survey Says.. Businesses on Top of the Cloud

    Throughout the last two years, cloud computing has emerged as the Swiss army knife of information technology within the business and government sectors. The cloud has been marketed and implemented as a way to improve communication, speed up business operations, cut costs and reduce energy consumption. A global survey, composed of 3,645 IT decision makers in […] More

  • Public Sector Top Recipient of Targeted Attacks Says Symantec - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Public Sector Top Recipient of Targeted Attacks Says Symantec

    The public sector has become the most frequently targeted industry of 2011, according to Symantec‘s November 2011 Symantec Intelligence Report. The industry blocks approximately 20.5 targeted attacks a day. Similar to targeted attacks, global phishing has increased slightly and Web-based malware threats are up 47.8 percent since Oct. 2011 and WS.Trojan.H² was the number one culprit. […] More

  • Lockheed Martin Debuts UK Cybersecurity Center - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Martin Debuts UK Cybersecurity Center

    With one cybersecurity center already in operation in the U.S., Lockheed Martin‘s U.K. operations has opened its first cybersecurity center overseas. The 2.5 million pound, $$3.9 billion, Security Intelligence Centre at Farnborough was opened today Gerald Howarth MP, Minister for International Security Strategy, according to the company. The center will be run by a team of cyber […] More

  • Raytheon Boosts Cybersecurity Offerings with Newly Acquired Firm - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon Boosts Cybersecurity Offerings with Newly Acquired Firm

    Raytheon Company has grabbed another cybersecurity company with the acquisition of Pikewerks Corporation. This purchase is the Raytheon’s ninth cyber-related acquisition since 2007, according to a company announcement.  Raytheon indicated that this purchase, of which terms were undisclosed, will extend the company’s defense capabilities for customers in the intelligence community, the Defense Department, among others. […] More

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