Tag Archives: insider threat

Verizon: Cyber Espionage, Privilege Misuse, Miscellaneous Errors as Top 3 Breach Patterns in Public Sector

A new Verizon report says cyber espionage, error by insiders and privilege misuse accounted for 72 percent of data breaches in the public sector. Verizon analyzed over 41K security incidents and more than 2K data breaches from 86 countries for the 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report and found that 16 percent of breaches occurred in the public sector.

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Forcepoint’s Matt Moynahan on Insider Threats

Forcepoint CEO Matt Moynahan said insider threats to organizations start with access, privilege and the threat actors’ intentions, Federal News Network reported Friday. “The definition of insider becomes very blurry with things like digital transformation [or] movement to the cloud. Attackers are getting in, identities and credentials are being stolen, and the human being has become one of the primary vectors of attack,” he told Cyber Chat host Sean Kelley.

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SolarWinds: Federal IT Security Pros Consider Untrained Insiders, Foreign Governments as Main Threat Sources

A new SolarWinds report shows that more than 50 percent of information technology security professionals from federal civilian and defense agencies say foreign governments and careless insiders are the primary sources of IT security threats. SolarWinds said Wednesday research firm Market Connections was commissioned to poll 200 federal IT security personnel between December and January for its annual Federal Cybersecurity Survey and found that 51 percent of respondents say contractors pose greater security risks to agencies.
 

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Industry Helps ODNI Develop Common Security Clearance Standards; ManTech’s Kevin Phillips Quoted

Industry stakeholders have participated in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s efforts to come up with a framework of common standards designed to help agencies assess an individual’s suitability for a security clearance, Federal News Network reported Tuesday. Sue Gordon, principal deputy director of national intelligence, said Tuesday …

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Raytheon’s Thomas Kennedy: Tech Usage Policies Could Help Protect Corporate IP From Insider Threats

Raytheon CEO Thomas Kennedy has said organizations that seek to protect corporate intellectual property from insider threats should “implement a clear set of policies governing technology usage.” Kennedy, a two-time Wash100 awardee, wrote in a commentary posted Tuesday on Fortune that such policies could guide information technology teams as they work to detect …

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Dave Wajsgras: Raytheon in ‘Full Operational Mode’ on $1B DHS DOMino Cyber Contract

Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon’s intelligence, information and services business, told Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller in an interview published Friday that the company is now in a “full operational mode” on a potential five-year, $1 billion cybersecurity contract with the Department of Homeland Security. He said the …

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Rick Wagner: ManTech to Back Army INSCOM Through Insider Threat, Forensic Capabilities

Rick Wagner, president of ManTech International’s mission, cyber and intelligence solutions group, has said the company will leverage its cyber forensic and insider threat capabilities to support the mission of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command and the 902nd military intelligence group through a potential $133 million contract. “INSCOM, like …

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Enlighten IT Consulting Lands DoD Cyber Support Contract; Shawn Justice Comments

Enlighten IT Consulting has received a potential $3.3 million contract to help the Defense Department protect data and information networks from insider threats and external cyber vulnerabilities. DoD awarded the Cyberstrike contract in support of the implementation of the Pentagon’s Cyber Strategy that Defense Secretary Ashton Carter approved in April 2015, …

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Novetta to Develop System-of-Systems Architecture for DoD Insider Threat Mgmt & Analysis Center

Novetta has received potential four-year, $10 million contract to help develop and sustain a system-of-systems architecture at he Defense Security Service‘s Defense Insider Threat Management and Analysis Center. The Defense Department said Monday the SoS architecture will be built to help DITMAC reach full operating capability. Work will occur at the DSS DITMAC office in Arlington, Virginia …

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VMware’s Matthew Schneider: Software-Defined Networking, Micro-Segmentation Key to Application-Level Security

Matthew Schneider, senior director for the U.S. public sector at VMware, has said government agencies and companies should adopt the software-defined networking model in order to meet the requirements of applications and manage big data workloads amid the use of cloud platforms. Schneider wrote that the implementation of an SDN …

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