Tag Archives: cyber threats

Raytheon Wraps up Cybersecurity Assessments for GPS OCX System; Dave Wajsgras Quoted

Raytheon has concluded a series of cybersecurity vulnerability tests for the GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System for the U.S. Air Force’s GPS III satellites. The company said Friday GPS OCX demonstrated its ability to intercept the broadcast of corrupt navigation and timing data in all rounds of the assessments. The tests …

Read More »

Fortinet Unveils AI-Powered Threat Analysis & Detection Platform

Fortinet has introduced an artificial intelligence platform designed to automate analysis and detection of cyber threats. The cybersecurity company said Tuesday the FortiGuard AI threat intelligence tool was produced through a five-year effort of Fortinet’s research group, FortiGuard Labs, to develop automated threat analysis and detection. FortiGuard AI uses machine learning and continuous training …

Read More »

INSA Recommends Public-Private Info Sharing Program to Boost Financial Sector Cybersecurity

A new report from the Intelligence and National Security Alliance suggests that real-time exchange of cyber threat data between government and financial institutions can help strengthen the cybersecurity of the U.S. financial sector. INSA said Wednesday its Financial Threats Task Force prepared a position paper that calls for the launch of a classified information …

Read More »

Microsoft Unveils Cyber Engagement Center in India

Microsoft has opened a Cybersecurity Engagement Center in India to help identify and address cyber threats in the country, Gadget 360 reported Sunday. Bhaskar Pramanik, chairman of Microsoft’s India-based operations, said the CSEC will support the company’s efforts to secure corporate customers’ information as well as the private data and transactions …

Read More »

Raytheon-NCSA Study: Election-Related Threats Fueling Interest in Cyber Careers

A study commissioned by Raytheon and the National Cyber Security Alliance indicates cyber threats against the U.S. presidential election have helped boost interest in cybersecurity careers among young adults. Raytheon said Wednesday Zogby Analytics conducted the “Securing Our Future: Closing the Cybersecurity Talent Gap” survey which involves 3,779 respondents aged 18 to 26 from the …

Read More »

ViON’s Tony Encinias: Cyber Analytics Can Help Governments Predict Attacks

Tony Encinias, vice president of public sector strategy at ViON, has discussed the role of cyber analytics as a service in work by governments to mitigate potential threats against systems and information in an interview with GovTech posted Friday. Encinias told the publication government agencies have adopted cybersecurity tools as a first step to analyze networks and address breaches …

Read More »

Gemalto Study: Orgs Continue to Depend on Basic Perimeter Security Systems

Gemalto‘s third-annual Data Security Confidence Index says a majority of organizations continue to depend on basic perimeter security systems against data breaches regardless of increased cyber threats worldwide. The company said Wednesday that 61 percent of the 1,100 IT decision maker respondents believed that their basic perimeter security methods such as firewalls, IDPS and anomaly detection were …

Read More »

NATO Agency, AFCEA International to Address Euro-Atlantic Security at Estonia Conference

Participants from NATO’s communications and information agency and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association International will host a conference in Estonia to discuss new strategies to address Euro-Atlantic security and cyber threats. The international event called NITEC will include panel discussions with Estonia’s president Toomas Hendrick Ilves and Adm. Michael Rogers, U.S. Cyber Command …

Read More »

WWT to Help Deploy Tanium Cybersecurity Platform for Air Force Network

World Wide Technology has partnered with computer security company Tanium to help deliver latter’s cybersecurity platform across the U.S. Air Force‘s network under a previously awarded automated remediation and asset discovery contract. St. Louis-based WWT said Wednesday the Tanium platform works to help reduce work to add and maintain servers that are built to protect millions of endpoints or …

Read More »

Army Awards Cybersecurity Contract to Parsons; Mary Ann Hopkins Comments

Parsons will provide cybersecurity services to the U.S. Army under the awarded Deployable Defensive Cyberspace Operations Infrastructure contract. The company said Monday the contract covers cyberspace weapons systems that work to detect possible cyber threats in support of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »