Tag Archives: NSA

John McCumber Joins (ISC)2 as Cybersecurity Advocacy Director

John McCumber, former director of Gartner‘s security and risk management consulting practice, has been named director of cybersecurity advocacy at The International Information System Security Certification Consortium, or (ISC)2. He will oversee (ISC)2’s partnership with government, academic and commercial organizations in efforts to promote public-private collaboration, cybersecurity curriculum and legislation designed …

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Metronome-MobileIron Team Secures DHS SBIR Grant to Develop Mobile Security Tech

A MobileIron–Metronome Software team has received a $749,930 grant from the Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate to develop technology for first responders to secure mobile device-based sensor systems. Both companies will work to create a security overlay designed to comply with security and data provenance requirements under the Next Generation …

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Cybercom to Host Inaugural Industry Day in October

The U.S. Cyber Command will hold its first industry day on Oct. 27 in Springfield, Virginia, in an effort to exercise its congressional authority to procure cybersecurity technology platforms, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. George “Dennis” Bartko, chief information officer and director of capabilities development group at Cybercom, said the command is interested …

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Sylint Receives NSA Cyber Incident Response Assistance Accreditation

Sylint Group has received National Security Agency accreditation after the company demonstrated its capacity to deliver cyber incident response services to government agencies, nonprofit organizations and public companies. Sylint said Tuesday it is one of 16 U.S. companies that have obtained NSA’s Cyber Incident Response Assistance accreditation status. Charles Shugg, a Sylint …

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BlackBerry Unveils Multi-Platform Encryption Tool for Govt Clients

BlackBerry has added a new multi-platform encryption tool to the mobile technology firm’s portfolio of cybersecurity offerings designed for the public sector. SecuSUITE for Government is certified by the National Information Assurance Partnership as a voice platform that can support smartphones and tablets with Android, BlackBerry 10 and iOS operating systems, BlackBerry said Thursday. …

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NIAP Certifies RSA ID & Access Mgmt Platform

Dell Technologies‘ RSA subsidiary has obtained Common Criteria certification from the National Security Agency-managed National Information Assurance Partnership for the company’s identity and access management platform. RSA said Wednesday its Identity Governance and Lifecycle 7.0 platform has met requirements outlined in version 2.1 of NIAP’s Protection Profile for Enterprise Security Management-Identity and Credential Management. The …

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Cubic Subsidiary Gets NSA Clearance for Cloud Servers With Aruba Virtual Mobility Controller

A Cubic subsidiary has secured clearance from the National Security Agency to offer its cloud servers with Aruba Networks’ virtual mobility controller as a certified component under the Commercial Solutions for Classified program. The NSA clearance seeks to demonstrate that DTECH Labs’ tactical cloud servers with Aruba VMC met the Common Criteria …

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Deloitte Accredited as FedRAMP 3rd-Party Assessment Organization

The American Association of Laboratory Accreditation and the management office of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program have accredited Deloitte as a FedRAMP third-party assessment organization. Deloitte said Thursday that it will conduct independent third-party assessments on commercial and public cloud service providers that seek to offer cloud-based services …

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Leidos Unveils Managed Threat Detection Service

Leidos has launched a managed cybersecurity service offering intended to help security teams detect threats before a breach occurs. The company said Tuesday its Managed Detection and Response service works to identify malicious threats, analyze intrusions and provide intelligence-based actionable guidance to support future prevention efforts. MDR seeks to discover threats at the delivery, exploit, install or command and …

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IronNet’s Keith Alexander: Govt-Industry Collaboration Needed to ‘De-Risk’ Security Tools

Retired U.S. Army Gen. Keith Alexander, president and CEO of IronNet Cybersecurity, has said the government and private sector must work together to fight cyber threats and de-risk security tools that intelligence agencies use against enemies following a ransomware attack that has affected systems worldwide, TechCrunch reported Wednesday. The former National Security Agency director …

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