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  • Symantec Tops IDC's Mobile Threat Defense Market Report - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Symantec Tops IDC’s Mobile Threat Defense Market Report

    Symantec has been described as a “leader” among mobile threat management software vendors in a recent International Data Corp. MarketScape report. The research firm evaluated Symantec and eight other vendors for its “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Mobile Threat Management Security Software 2017 Vendor Assessment” report, Symantec said Wednesday. Vendors were categorized into leaders, participants, contenders and major players as […] More

  • John McCumber Joins (ISC)2 as Cybersecurity Advocacy Director - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 to help address critical security […] More

  • Symantec's Greg Clark: Govt Should Adopt Custom-Built Security Platforms for Cyber Defense - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Symantec's Greg Clark: Govt Should Adopt Custom-Built Security Platforms for Cyber Defense

    Greg Clark, CEO of Symantec, has said government agencies should advance the development of “custom, purpose-built security tools“ designed to protect its national security systems from potential cyber attacks. Clark wrote in an opinion piece published Wednesday on The Hill that such tools should be unique and unknown to cyber threat actors and urged the […] More

  • Symantec: “˜Dragonfly' Cyber Espionage Group Renews Campaign Against Western Energy Sector - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Symantec: “˜Dragonfly' Cyber Espionage Group Renews Campaign Against Western Energy Sector

    Symantec has found that a cyber espionage group dubbed Dragonfly has re-emerged since late 2015 and has begun to launch cyber attacks on the energy sector in some countries in Europe and North America. The company said Wednesday the Dragonfly group that started in 2011 has made attempts to gain access to energy facilities' networks […] More

  • Symantec to Host Higher Education Cyber Competition in October - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Symantec to Host Higher Education Cyber Competition in October

    Symantec will hold a two-day cyber competition for information technology and security personnel in the higher education sector as part of the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October, Educause Review reported Aug. 28. The Higher Ed Cyber Security Challenge will kick off on Oct. 19 and aims to help IT staff hone their skills and […] More

  • AT&T Extends Air Force Association CyberPatriot Sponsorship - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    AT&T Extends Air Force Association CyberPatriot Sponsorship

    AT&T will continue to provide financial support, volunteer technical mentorships and in-kind network contributions to the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot program as a Cyber Diamond sponsor. The telecommunications company has supported the association’s national cyber education program for youth over the past seven years, AFA said Thursday. “We have a continuing demand for cyber experts and leaders,” […] More

  • Sylint Receives NSA Cyber Incident Response Assistance Accreditation - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 senior partner and retired U.S. […] More

  • Gigi Schumm Joins ThreatQuotient as Worldwide Sales SVP; John Czupak Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Gigi Schumm Joins ThreatQuotient as Worldwide Sales SVP; John Czupak Comments

    Gigi Schumm, a founding partner of Accelerated Government Strategies, has been named senior vice president of worldwide sales at Reston, Virginia-based cybersecurity firm ThreatQuotient. ThreatQuotient said Wednesday Schumm brings more than 25 years of sales and services experience to her new position and aims to help drive the company’s revenue growth and global channel strategy. “Gigi's track […] More

  • Boeing to Sponsor AFA's Cyber Education Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing to Sponsor AFA’s Cyber Education Program

    Boeing has been named a diamond-level sponsor for a cyber education program managed by the Air Force Association. AFA said Friday Boeing will help expand the CyberPatriot program’s efforts to promote cyber, science, technology, engineering and math education across U.S. The program works to facilitate the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition for high school and middle school students, […] More

  • IT Security Market Vet Frank Mong Named Hortonworks Chief Marketing Officer - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IT Security Market Vet Frank Mong Named Hortonworks Chief Marketing Officer

    Frank Mong, former senior vice president of product, industry and solutions at Palo Alto Networks, has been appointed chief marketing officer at Santa Clara, California-based open data technology provider Hortonworks. Mong will oversee Hortonworks’ global marketing strategy to build on the company’s growth efforts, according to a May 22 press release. Raj Verma, president and chief operating officer of Hortonworks, said […] More

  • Symantec: Machine Learning Tools Helped Block 22M Ransomware Attempts - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Symantec: Machine Learning Tools Helped Block 22M Ransomware Attempts

    Symantec has said the use of machine learning platforms and efforts to share threat intelligence data in real time have helped the company to stop nearly 22 million ransomware attempts in approximately 300,000 endpoint devices worldwide. Symantec said Monday it has blocked Wannacry attacks through threat intelligence sharing between the Symantec Endpoint Protection platform and […] More

  • MeriTalk: Tech Industry Execs Laud Trump's Draft Cybersecurity Executive Order - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MeriTalk: Tech Industry Execs Laud Trump’s Draft Cybersecurity Executive Order

    Some executives at Dell Technologies‘ RSA subsidiary, Symantec and Palo Alto Networks have expressed their support for President Donald Trump’s draft cybersecurity executive order, MeriTalk reported Thursday. Morgan Lynch writes Jeff Greene, senior director of global government affairs and policy at Symantec, said that the draft indicates Trump plans to build on the Obama administration’s cybersecurity efforts. Greene added […] More

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