Tag Archives: insider threats

Former FCI Exec Julie Mehan Named MetroStar Systems Director of Cybersecurity Strategy and Alignment

Julie Mehan, former Femme Comp Inc. principal cybersecurity analyst, has been appointed as MetroStar Systems‘ new director of cybersecurity strategy and alignment as part of that company’s push to expand its cybersecurity capacity and thought leadership. MetroStar Systems said Tuesday Mehan, a 35-year cybersecurity veteran, will oversee the company’s efforts to boost …

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Forcepoint-Ponemon Institute Study: IT Operations & Security Managers Predict Insider Threat Growth

Forcepoint and the Ponemon Institute have released a cybersecurity study that discovered 91 percent of the 742 surveyed commercial and federal information technology operations and security managers predict an equal amount or continued growth of insider threats will be faced by their respective organizations. Forcepoint said Tuesday the “Insecurity of Privileged Users” study …

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ISACA Surveys IT Pros on Cyber Threats, Data Sharing, Skills Gap

ISACA has polled 2,920 information technology professionals across 121 countries in order to determine their top security concerns, views on government-industry threat information exchange and IT talent recruitment efforts at their organizations. The trade group said Monday IT professionals have ranked social engineering, insider and advanced persistent threats as their …

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Booz Allen, Raytheon|Websense Form Insider Threat Risk Mgmt Partnership; Brad Medairy, Ed Hammersla Comment

Booz Allen Hamilton and Raytheon|Websense have partnered to offer technology and service offerings intended to help organizations avoid, detect and respond to insider threats. The companies agreed to integrate Booz Allen’s Insider4Sight suite of consulting and integration services with Raytheon’s insider threat management platform SureView, Booz Allen said Friday. “Organizations …

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Raytheon|Websense Study: Many US Firms Blame Employee Errors for Insider Threat Cases

A Raytheon|Websense-commissioned study has revealed that unintentional human mistakes are the primary cause of many information technology security incidents at U.S. and German companies. Seventy-percent of U.S. security professionals surveyed by Ponemon Institute attributed employee negligence to insider threat cases and 64 percent of German security personnel acknowledged the problem …

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Janet Hale, Mike Gelles: Staff Training, Communication Key to Insider Threat Defense

An insider threat detection program must combine virtual and non-virtual measures to enable better monitoring of anomalous behavior across an enterprise, two Deloitte directors write in a Federal Times article. Janet Hale and Mike Gelles, respectively directors at Deloitte’s services and consulting businesses, believe that organizations also need to engage …

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Raytheon Launches Updated Govt Cyber Monitoring Software; Steven Hawkins Comments

Raytheon has refreshed its cybersecurity software product that is intended to help federal agencies safeguard networks from insider threats and manage data privacy at the same time. The SureView platform works to monitor employees’ use of classified and unclassified networks while protecting confidential communications, Raytheon said March 13. Version 6.7 is …

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Senator Urges Creation of Cybersecurity Panel

A Republican senator is calling for the creation of a panel to draft legislation on cybersecurity and electronic intelligence leaks without having to work through numerous — and sometimes competing — committees of jurisdiction, AFP reports. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch …

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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, …

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DoD Works to Prevent another WikiLeaks, Insider Threat

On the heels of the WikiLeaks debacle and growing concerns about the insider threat, the Defense Department has taken steps in preventing another massive leak of its classified information, a senior official told a Senate committee last week. After thousands of classified military documents were leaked and distributed online last summer, …

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