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  • DARPA Taps Raytheon for Cybersecurity Research Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DARPA Taps Raytheon for Cybersecurity Research Program

    Raytheon announced today it has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to support its Anomaly Detection at Multiple Scales program, a cybersecurity initiative that will use algorithms to better detect anomalous behaviors and insider threats. Raytheon will create, adapt and apply technology to the problem of anomaly characterization and detection in large data […] More

  • Pentagon Releases First-ever Cyberspace Strategy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Pentagon Releases First-ever Cyberspace Strategy

    The Defense Department today released its strategy for operating in cyberspace, its first unified plan that aims to address the multitude of cyber threats the nation faces on a daily basis. “It is critical to strengthen our cyber capabilities to address the cyber threats we’re facing,” said Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in a release. “I […] More

  • Navy Develops New Strategies to Meet Rapidly Evolving Cyber Threat - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy Develops New Strategies to Meet Rapidly Evolving Cyber Threat

    The Defense Department's DoD 5000 acquisition model does not acknowledge the fast-evolving nature of cyber threat, so the Navy is now developing new strategies to better counter Internet attacks, according to an official. “DoD 5000 doesn't work for cyber defense,” said Kevin McNally, program manager for information assurance and cybersecurity, Navy PEO-C4I, according to Defense […] More

  • Symantec Fights APTs with New Security Software - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Symantec Fights APTs with New Security Software

    Because of the consistent and aggressive cyber threats by criminals, companies have a hard time keeping up with malicious attacks. To help alleviate some of the issues, Symantec has introduced two new security solutions to counter advanced persistent threats. Symantec's Endpoint Protection 12 offers companies the protection they need to detect and block known and […] More

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    Federal Government Mandates Transition to IPv6

    With the new, available IPv4 addresses set to run out in the forthcoming weeks, federal agencies are working hard to meet the deadlines set by U.S. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra. At the same time, agencies are grappling with how to protect networks and information from existing and future IPv6 cyber threats. “There is a […] More

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    New Sly, Security Threat Discovered

    Finnish network solutions provider Stonesoft Corporation has discovered a new security threat called Advanced Evasion Techniques, which can circumvent current network security devices undetected. Advanced Evasion Techniques can also transport already-known malware or phishing programs, worms and viruses, which otherwise would be detectable and stoppable by network security systems. Stonesoft has reported the threat posed […] More

  • Raytheon Launches New Cybersecurity Product - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon Launches New Cybersecurity Product

    Defense contractor Raytheon has released a new product aimed at diminishing cyber threats by monitoring employee social-networking activity and other actions. Called SureView 6.5, the program supports organizations’ efforts to mitigate cybersecurity risks by proactively auditing end-user behavior on computer endpoints for policy violations and high-risk activity. “Our customers face a daunting array of continuously […] More

  • Survey: Global Variations in Online-Threat Perception“Ž, Few Understand Term 'Rogueware' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Survey: Global Variations in Online-Threat Perception“Ž, Few Understand Term 'Rogueware'

    A survey commissioned by F-Secure in Finland, Germany, Malaysia, Poland, Sweden, the UK and the United States has uncovered some intriguing international variations in how Internet users perceive threats. Asked how concerned they are about their online privacy and data security, Germans (77 percent) and Malaysians (73 percent) expressed the most concern, while the Swedes […] More

  • CYBERCOM Chief: America Must Secure the Internet, Safeguard Citizens' Privacy Online - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CYBERCOM Chief: America Must Secure the Internet, Safeguard Citizens' Privacy Online

    As the federal government ups the ante against cyber adversaries, the civilian and military officials leading those efforts are committed to adopting meaningful measures to protect citizens' privacy, National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith B. Alexander said on Tuesday. Speaking at the O'Reilly Media Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington, D.C., Alexander addressed the issue that […] More

  • Why Energy Companies Should Care About Cyber Too - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Why Energy Companies Should Care About Cyber Too

    Over the past year, the profile of cyber threats has increased dramatically, with Google announcing in January that the company was the victim of a cyber attack. However, Internet based companies are not the only organizations that need to pay attention to the growing cyber threat. Individuals like Mike McConnell, former DNI now working at […] More

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