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  • Executive Spotlight: Rob Lalumondier, VP of Federal Business With Sophos - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Executive Spotlight: Rob Lalumondier, VP of Federal Business With Sophos

    Rob Lalumondier, vice president of Federal Business with Sophos, recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz regarding his appointment to the new role back in March as well as the biggest improvements that he’s seen in artificial intelligence and 5G capabilities that are influencing the current federal market. In addition, Lalumondier also discussed the impact that zero-trust implementation is having on […] More

  • MarketsandMarkets: Cybersecurity Market to Hit $170B by 2020 at 9.8% CAGR - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MarketsandMarkets: Cybersecurity Market to Hit $170B by 2020 at 9.8% CAGR

    A MarketsandMarkets study reports that the cybersecurity market will reach a value of $170.2 billion by 2020 due to the continued evolution of cyber threats and the corresponding increase in strictness of government cyber regulations. The company said Wednesday the market will grow from $106.3 billion in 2015 at a five-year compound annual growth rate of 9.8 percent, with […] More

  • Research and Markets: Mobile Data Protection Market to Reach $3B by 2019 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Research and Markets: Mobile Data Protection Market to Reach $3B by 2019

    Research and Markets predicts that the global mobile data protection market will continue to experience fast-paced growth to reach a market value of $3.54 billion in five years at a compound annual growth rate of 22.4 percent from 2014 to 2019. The firm said Friday that the risk of data loss and theft due to the growing adoption of bring-your-own-device practices at businesses as […] More

  • Research and Markets: Banking, Financial Services Security Market Worth $37B by 2019 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Research and Markets: Banking, Financial Services Security Market Worth $37B by 2019

    Research and Markets forecasts that the banking, financial services and institutions (BFSI) security market currently valued at $21.53 billion will reach a market value of $37.35 billion by 2019 at a compound annual growth rate of 11.6 percent. The firm said Monday that the BFSI security market is segmented into two widely adopted submarkets, the physical security systems […] More

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    Missouri Politicos Hacked

    A handful of Missouri lawmakers have reported having their Facebook accounts hacked since the beginning of the year. Graham Cluley writes on the NakedSecurity blog some have speculated the hackers took advantage of a free, unsecured wireless network to sidejack state representatives’ Facebook accounts and post messages such as, “I love lobbyist! All the free […] More

  • US -- Worst. Spammer. Ever. - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    US — Worst. Spammer. Ever.

    A new report by Sophos has revealed the top 12 spam-producing countries, and once again, the United States was tagged with the dubious distinction of placing first. “Many members of the public still don’t understand the vital role that they can play in fighting spam – preventing their home PC from becoming infected,” Sophos’ Graham […] More

  • Experts Dismiss News of Stuxnet Source Code Sold on Black Market - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Experts Dismiss News of Stuxnet Source Code Sold on Black Market

    A British news organization’s recent claims about the source code to the Stuxnet worm being sold on the black market are being dismissed by security experts. In a news story Nov. 25, Sky News quotes several anonymous security insiders who said the virus could be used to attack any physical target that relies on computers. […] More

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    Relentless Facebook Spammer Fined $873 Million

    A Canadian man who over a two-month period sent more than four million spam messages to Facebook profiles, promoting marijuana and sexual-enhancement drugs, has now been ordered by the Quebec court to pay $873 million in fines. Sophos reports that during March and April 2008, Adam Guerbuez sent 4,366,386 spam to users of the popular […] More

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    Stuxnet, an Inside Job?

    The Stuxnet worm blamed for infecting hundreds of thousands computers and critical infrastructure in Iran could have been an inside job, according to security experts. Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, told V3.co.uk the malware could have been created by someone with detailed knowledge of Siemens’ computer systems, possibly a current or former employee. […] More

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    Twitter Worm Spreads Vulgar Messages

    In the light of the Stuxnet malware, a newly discovered worm spreading vulgar tweets may seem on the humorous side. However, those affected by this malicious code are not laughing, having seen how the virus spread messages saying they liked having inappropriate relations with goats, Sophos reports. Twitter users found their accounts were posting the […] More

  • 4chan Launches Cyber Attacks in Protest of Anti-Piracy Efforts - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    4chan Launches Cyber Attacks in Protest of Anti-Piracy Efforts

    Members of 4chan this past weekend launched DDoS attacks against the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America in retaliation for hiring a software firm to act as cyber hitmen to take down websites hosting illegal movies, Panda Security reports. Aiplex Software was recently chosen by MPAA to pursue sites […] More

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