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  • Symantec: “˜Gallmaker' Cyber Attack Group Uses “˜Living off the Land' Tactics to Avoid Detection - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Symantec: “˜Gallmaker' Cyber Attack Group Uses “˜Living off the Land' Tactics to Avoid Detection

    Symantec has identified a new cyber espionage group dubbed Gallmaker that launches attacks on some government, defense and military organizations in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. The company said Thursday the Gallmaker group uses publicly available hacking tools and “living off the land“ techniques to access targeted computers and avoid detection by traditional security […] More

  • Fugue Wins Cybersecurity Breakthrough Award; Phillip Merrick Quoted - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Fugue Wins Cybersecurity Breakthrough Award; Phillip Merrick Quoted

    Fugue has received a Cybersecurity Breakthrough Award in the infrastructure-as-a-service category. The company said Wednesday it was given the award as recognition for its products that readily determine the existence of anomalous content in a cloud infrastructure, like a policy violation, an unauthorized transaction or a misconfiguration, and address the problem as it happens. “As […] More

  • Symantec Unveils AI-Based Cybersecurity Service; Greg Clark Quoted - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Symantec Unveils AI-Based Cybersecurity Service; Greg Clark Quoted

    Symantec has introduced a free cybersecurity service in a move to help political campaign parties and candidates protect their websites against malicious actors. Project Dolphin is powered by artificial intelligence technology and works to analyze a website in the company’s telemetry and alert an organization once a spoof site is discovered, Symantec said Tuesday. The company seeks […] More

  • Former Cybercom, NSA Head Michael Rogers Joins CyberCube Board - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Former Cybercom, NSA Head Michael Rogers Joins CyberCube Board

    Michael Rogers, former director of the National Security Agency and commander of U.S. Cyber Command, has joined CyberCube‘s board of directors. The company said Friday the appointment is Rogers’ first stint in the private sector since he retired from the military after 37 years of service. San Francisco-based CyberCube spun out of Symantec five months ago and offers cyber risk […] More

  • Symantec: “˜Thrip' Cyber Espionage Group Evades Detection Through Legitimate IT Admin Tools - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Symantec: “˜Thrip' Cyber Espionage Group Evades Detection Through Legitimate IT Admin Tools

    Symantec has found that a cyber espionage group called Thrip uses legitimate network administration and operating system tools to avoid detection and deploys custom malware to launch attacks on defense, satellite communications, geospatial imaging and telecommunications companies in the U.S. and Southeast Asia. The company said Tuesday its research team discovered malicious behavior in January […] More

  • Symantec's Aubrey Merchant-Dest Calls for Adoption of 'Defense-in-Depth' Cybersecurity - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Symantec’s Aubrey Merchant-Dest Calls for Adoption of ‘Defense-in-Depth’ Cybersecurity

    Aubrey Merchant-Dest, federal chief technical officer at software company Symantec, wrote in an opinion piece published Thursday on Fifth Domain that approaching cybersecurity from a client-server perspective is no longer tenable due to the increasing civilian and military use of cloud services and mobile technologies. In the client-server model, cybersecurity is determined by a single defense perimeter […] More

  • OTA Report: Ransomware Linked to Twofold Increase in Cyber Attacks in 2017 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    OTA Report: Ransomware Linked to Twofold Increase in Cyber Attacks in 2017

    A new report by the Internet Society's Online Trust Alliance says cyber attacks on businesses rose from 82,000 in 2016 to 159,700 in 2017 driven by the increase in ransomware-related incidents. OTA said Thursday its Cyber Incident & Breach Trends Report found that ransomware attacks on companies reached 134,000 in 2017, a figure that reflects […] More

  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Tech Added to BT Security Portfolio - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Symantec Endpoint Protection Tech Added to BT Security Portfolio

    BT has added a Symantec-built endpoint protection technology to the communications firm’s security products portfolio in an effort to help enterprise customers avoid cyber attacks. Symantec said Tuesday its Endpoint Protection 14 offering employs machine learning, file reputation analysis, behavior monitoring and memory exploit mitigation tools designed to protect business systems from ransomware, “˜zero-day' and unknown threats. “Today's attacks are multi-faceted, multi-staged […] More

  • Symantec Makes Gartner Cloud Access Security Brokers Quadrant - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Symantec Makes Gartner Cloud Access Security Brokers Quadrant

    Symantec has been included on Gartner‘s “Magic Quadrant for Cloud Access Security Brokers” that details the performance of vendors, leaders, challengers, visionaries and niche players in the CASB market. The company said Monday it made the leaders quadrant for its CloudSOC platform designed to help organizations secure data and applications in a cloud environment. Gartner evaluated […] More

  • Ben Gibson Appointed Nutanix Chief Marketing Officer - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ben Gibson Appointed Nutanix Chief Marketing Officer

    Ben Gibson, formerly chief marketing officer at F5 Networks, has been appointed to the same position at California-based cloud computing software company Nutanix. Nutanix said Tuesday Gibson will be responsible for developing and implementing a global marketing strategy intended to drive adoption of company-built enterprise cloud technology offerings. Gibson said he aims to help expand the company’s customer base […] More

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