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Small Business Red Balloon Security to Update Cybersecurity Tool for DHS

The Department of Homeland Security science and technology directorate has awarded Red Balloon Security a $746,756 Small Business Innovation Research contract to update its Symbiote Defense intrusion detection system for the agency. DHS said Thursday the New York-based company will inject four new features to the system as part of the Hybrid Prediction for Embedded Malware …

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Blumberg Capital Survey: 72% of US Adults Rank Foreign Espionage as Top Govt Cybersecurity Concern

Seventy-two percent of 1,012 U.S. adults who responded to a Blumberg Capital-backed survey have rank foreign espionage as the biggest cybersecurity threat facing the U.S. government. The 2017 State of Cybersecurity survey was conducted in collaboration with Researchscape and examined adults’ perception of cybersecurity challenges agencies, businesses and consumers face, Blumberg Capital said Wednesday. Twenty-three …

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6 Tech Firms Team Up to Boost Internet-of-Things Security

AT&T, IBM, Nokia, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec and Trustonic have forged an alliance with the goal to help businesses and consumers address security risks tied to the internet of things. The IoT Cybersecurity Alliance aims to promote awareness on cybersecurity measures designed to increase safety of the IoT ecosystem, foster partnership and support technology development, AT&T said …

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IBM-Ponemon Study: 32% of IT & Security Personnel Report High Organizational Cyber Resilience

A new study backed by the Ponemon Institute and IBM‘s Resilient subsidiary says 32 percent of information technology and security personnel claim there is a high level of cyber resilience in their organizations. IBM said Wednesday Ponemon interviewed 2,400 security and IT respondents across the world for the Resilient-sponsored 2016 Cyber Resilient Organization …

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Cylance, FedResults Forge Federal IT Market Partnership; Stuart McClure Comments

Cylance has added government distributor FedResults to its list of strategic partners to deliver cybersecurity offerings to the federal information technology market. Through the partnership, federal customers will have access to preventive endpoint security technology offerings developed based on artificial intelligence and machine learning, Cylance said Tuesday. “Recent events have …

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BlackBerry Mobility Offerings Receive DISA STIG Approval for DOD Use; David Kleidermacher Comments

BlackBerry‘s latest operating system and its multi-OS enterprise mobility management platform have received the Defense Information Systems Agency‘s Security Technical Implementation Guides approval for use across the Defense Department. BlackBerry said Tuesday the STIG approval certifies its BES12 platform and BlackBerry OS 10.3.2 for smartphones as compliant with efforts to help government agencies and organizations prevent cyber attacks. …

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Verizon’s Patrick Coomans Calls for Better Identity Authentication

Patrick Coomans, a security specialist at Verizon Enterprise Solutions, has urged enterprises to relook their password strategies and work toward adopting more secure methods of authenticating identities. Coomans, senior identity strategist at Verizon’s identity solutions division, wrote on the company blog Wednesday that the proliferation of common password use, coupled …

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Jim Anderson: BAE Platform Aims to Secure Ops-IT Link in Industrial Systems

BAE Systems‘ applied intelligence division has developed an offering to protect industrial systems and critical national infrastructure, particularly in the energy and utilities sector, from cyberattacks and other security concerns. The company said Wednesday that IndustrialProtect works to provide a network segmentation gateway to secure the link supporting data transmission between operational technology and …

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Verizon’s Janet Brumfield: Enterprises Should Consider Partnering With MSSPs

Verizon Enterprise Solutions recommends that companies partner with a managed security service provider to defend their networks against cyberattacks as they turn to technologies such as mobility, big data and cloud. Janet Brumfield, the company’s director of corporate communications, said Tuesday that hybrid cybersecurity-management model is seen as the solution to meet these c0mpanies’ needs. …

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FireEye Paper for NATO Seeks to Connect Network Security, National Securiy

A paper by FireEye‘s senior global threat analyst has been published by NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence as the first volume of “The Tallinn Papers,” a cybersecurity research series. Kenneth Geers sought to highlight how international cyber attacks within a geopolitical context shows the relation between network and national security in his paper entitled “Pandemonium: …

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