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  • Microsoft Report: Nation-State Hacks of Critical Infrastructure Doubled Over 12 Months - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Microsoft Report: Nation-State Hacks of Critical Infrastructure Doubled Over 12 Months

    Threat actors linked to Iran, North Korea, China and Russia have launched more digital attacks in the past 12 months compared to previous years to demonstrate power and intimidation not only in their jurisdiction but to international adversaries as well, according to Microsoft’s Digital Defense Report. Tom Burt, corporate vice president for customer security and […] More

  • CompTIA ISAO, IT-ISAC Ask Tech Companies to Prepare for Potential Nation-State Cyberattacks - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CompTIA ISAO, IT-ISAC Ask Tech Companies to Prepare for Potential Nation-State Cyberattacks

    The CompTIA Information Sharing and Analysis Organization and the Information Technology – Information Sharing and Analysis Center are calling on technology companies to assess their cybersecurity readiness and improve their defenses against potential cyberattacks in light of increasing geopolitical tensions. “While we do not have any information to indicate any specific threat, we believe that […] More

  • DARPA, DoD to Solicit Big Data Tech for Cybersecurity Analysis and Data-keeping - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DARPA, DoD to Solicit Big Data Tech for Cybersecurity Analysis and Data-keeping

    The Defense Department and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking technology for a machine that can analyze and organize network vulnerabilities information to more easily see computer abnormalities, according to a NextGov article.  DARPA said the cyber targeted  attack analyzer should be able to reduce the Pentagon‘s cyber forces workload by organizing information from “disparate […] More

  • State Department's Harold Koh Says Cyberattacks Are Subject to International Law - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    State Department's Harold Koh Says Cyberattacks Are Subject to International Law

    State Department Legal Adviser Harold Koh said since cyberattacks are subject to international law, they are a justifiable cause for war, Fierce Government IT reports. Koh added that since it is clear that international law applies to cyberspace, new treaties for cybersecurity aren’t necessary. Speaking at an event hosted by the Cyber Command, Koh said […] More

  • Biggest Cyber Threat? Cyber Expert, Ambassador to US Point to Nation-States - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Biggest Cyber Threat? Cyber Expert, Ambassador to US Point to Nation-States

    Rogue hackers pose a problem for the nation’s cyber defenses, but according to a cybersecurity expert and an ambassador to the U.S., the biggest threat comes from much larger forces. At a Thursday event, Dmitri Alperovitch, president of Asymmetric Cyber Operations LLC, put nation states ahead of other threats such as terrorist groups, hacktivist collectives […] More

  • NIST Releases New Dataset to Combat Cyber Attacks - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NIST Releases New Dataset to Combat Cyber Attacks

    A group of computer scientists says they have enlarged a database designed to improve applications that help programmers find weaknesses in software. The team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology has released the SAMATE Reference Dataset version 4.0, a free online tool designed to assist programmers fortify their creations against cyber hackers in […] More

  • Data Center World Kicks Off in Orlando - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Data Center World Kicks Off in Orlando

    Data Center World opens in Orlando today and runs through Sept. 14. AFCOM’s conference and expo will explore core issues of the industry today including cloud computing, cybersecurity, facility cooling, energy management, disaster recovery and data storage problems. This years conference hosts presentations from leading data centers such as GE Energy, Intel Corporation, CA Technologies […] More

  • DHS Warns Security Community of Potential Cyberattacks - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DHS Warns Security Community of Potential Cyberattacks

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned the security community about potential attacks from Anonymous over the next few months demonstrating that the DHS is taking non-professional cyberattackers more seriously. The recent bulletin from the DHS National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center warned financial services companies to look out for Anonymous attackers attempting to solicit dissatisfied and […] More

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