Tag Archives: Israel

FireEye: Fake Social Media Accounts Impersonated 2018 US Midterm Candidates to Back Iranian Interests

A new FireEye report says a network of fake social media accounts impersonated U.S. political candidates and used legitimate online and print media outlets in the U.S. and Israel to promote content in support of Iranian interests. The company said Tuesday most of the bogus accounts in the network were created between April 2018 and March 2019 and used profile pictures taken from different sources online.

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PwC Establishes Israel Center for Global Cybersecurity Support Services: Grant Waterfall Comments

PwC has established a facility in Israel that will support the protection of critical infrastructures, industrial control systems and operations technologies of worldwide governments and multi-national companies in the industrial sector. The Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is intended to provide a comprehensive cybersecurity framework that will cover approaches for the digital …

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SAP NS2’s Mark Testoni Warns That Terrorists Could Exploit Bitcoin’s Anonymity

Mark Testoni, president and CEO of SAP National Security Services, has said he thinks there is only “anecdotal evidence” about individuals who use bitcoin, Yahoo Finance reported Friday. Testoni noted that the cryptocurrency’s anonymity has made bitcoin an ideal platform for terrorists. “This is a modern-day version of Swiss bank accounts,” …

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Thales Picks Nine Startups to Join Cyber Program at France-Based Business Hub

Thales has selected nine startup companies to join a six-month, cybersecurity-focused business development program led by the company at the Station F startup campus in France. The company said Wednesday that it looks to bolster its cybersecurity portfolio and foster innovation through partnerships between startups, small and medium-size enterprises as well as …

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Roboteam Starts Production of Unmanned Logistics Carriers for US, Israeli Govt Customers

Roboteam has begun full-rate production and initial delivery of 40 unmanned logistics carriers for the Israeli military and two U.S. government customers, including the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. The company said Tuesday its second-generation Probot unmanned vehicle is designed to perform “silent” operations for up to 72 hours and feature an onboard …

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Dan Schultz: Lockheed Sees Germany, Israel, Japan as Potential CH-53K Helicopter Buyers

Lockheed Martin expects Germany and Israel to place orders for the Sikorsky-built CH-53K King Stallion helicopter, Reuters reported Wednesday. Dan Schultz, president of Lockheed’s Sikorsky helicopter unit, told reporters at the Paris Airshow that Japan could potentially follow suit since the country flies an earlier version of the helicopter. Schultz noted that Israel has requested …

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Microsoft, Qualcomm Invest in Israel-Based Cybersecurity Incubator Team8

Israel-based cybersecurity startup creator Team8 has secured investments from Microsoft‘s and Qualcomm‘s venture businesses, Reuters reported Monday. Tova Cohen writes that Team8 has raised more than $92 million so far and entered a strategic partnership with Citigroup to develop the former’s products. Team8 was founded by a group of military veterans who also seek to establish two new …

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AT Kearney’s Jeff Sorenson: Trump Administration Plans Could Boost Shipbuilding & Research Employment

Jeff Sorenson, AT Kearney president of the public sector and defense services segment, has said President-elect Donald Trump’s proposals could lead to an increase in ship construction and research employment, SAT PR News reported Friday. Monika Donimirska writes Sorenson said there will be a rise in demand for shipbuilding and that ships …

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DHS, Israel’s Public Security Agency Seek First Responder Tech Grant Applications

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate and the Israeli ministry of public security have announced a potential $1 million grant opportunity for developers of first responder technologies. DHS said Wednesday the NextGen First Responder Technologies program seeks new protective clothing, situational awareness and wearable platforms that can work to help  …

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William Lynn: Partnerships With Israeli Firms Help DRS Field Tech Platforms in Support of US Military

William Lynn, chairman and CEO of DRS Technologies, has said partnerships with Israel-based firms have helped DRS facilitate the integration and deployment of Israel-made technology platforms in the U.S. market in support of the U.S. military. Lynn told Defense News bureau chief Barbara Opall-Rome in an interview published Monday that DRS has …

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