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  • Army Picks Battelle to Develop Vaccines for Biological, Chemical Threats Under $59M Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Army Picks Battelle to Develop Vaccines for Biological, Chemical Threats Under $59M Contract

    Battelle has received a potential five-year, $59 million contract from the U.S. Army to conduct research and develop therapeutics and vaccines for chemical and biological threats. The Army's joint program executive office for chemical and biological defense awarded the contract through the General Services Administration“˜s One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services contract vehicle, Battelle said Monday. Battelle […] More

  • Ralph Langer: Stuxnet Virus a Two-Part Threat - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ralph Langer: Stuxnet Virus a Two-Part Threat

    The virus allegedly created by Israel and the U.S. to infiltrate Iran’s nuclear facility in 2012 could be more dangerous than initially believed, Ralph Langer writes for Foreign Policy. Langer calls the first version of the two-part Stuxnet virus showed the hacking community a method for how to attack hard targets. He wrote that that the […] More

  • IBM Completes Purchase of Security Software Firm Trusteer, Plans Lab in Israel - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IBM Completes Purchase of Security Software Firm Trusteer, Plans Lab in Israel

    IBM has finalized the purchase of security software provider Trusteer Ltd. for an undisclosed amount following a definitive agreement signed on Aug. 15. Trusteer develops and provides software and cloud-based security-as-a-service products designed to help organizations prevent fraudulent activities and other potential threats against virtual networks, IBM said Tuesday. “The acquisition of Trusteer builds on more […] More

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    Report: Stuxnet, Flame-Like Virus Stealing Financial Info

    Researchers at Kaspersky Labs have discovered a virus that steals bank account information from victims and has similar code to the Stuxnet and Flame viruses, CNNMoney reports. According to David Goldman’s report, the “Gauss” virus appears to not be stealing any money but is tracking other financial activity such as login information. Stuxnet and Flame […] More

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    Trojan Horse Virus Targeting Govt, Infrastructure Personnel In Iran, Israel

    Seculert and Kasperksy Lab found a Trojan horse virus is infecting computers and stealing data from high-profile individuals in Israel, Iran and other countries in the Middle East. According to CNN Security Clearance,Seculert Chief Technology Officer Aviv Raff said that whoever coded the still-active virus was fluent in Farsi and that some of the stolen […] More

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    Report: Researchers Link Stuxnet, Flame Source Codes

    Cyber researchers believe that a recent virus found in networks in the Middle East has similarities with a 2010 virus that attacked Iran’s nuclear weapons system, Reuters reports. According to reporters Jim Finkle and Joseph Mann, Kasperksy Lab and Symantec executives spoke at a Reuters event Monday about the Flame virus, which was originally discovered […] More

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    Mike Lloyd: US Creates Complex Viruses, Vulnerable To Simple Ones

    A cyber expert recently said that the U.S. is vulnerable to cyber attacks despite its ability to create sophisticated computer viruses, Business Insider reports. Mike Lloyd, chief technology officer at Red Seal Networks, told writer Michael Kelley that the country can suffer from attacks that are simpler than the complex Stuxnet worm, which targeted industrial […] More

  • Mobile Malware Report Predicts 'Significant' Uptick in Cellphone Attacks - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Mobile Malware Report Predicts 'Significant' Uptick in Cellphone Attacks

    On the heels of a recent study warning about mobile malware emerging as the new frontier of cyber crime comes another report that discusses the evolution of both smart devices and the threats that target them. The “Smartphone Malware Report,” by Panda Security and Spain’s National Cyber-Security Advisory Council, follows the historical milestones of mobile […] More

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    Qakbot Causes Data Breach at Mass. Unemployment Agency

    Officials in Massachusetts say 210,000 unemployed residents may have had their personal information compromised after uncovering a computer virus that allowed hackers to steal confidential data, including names, addresses and Social Security numbers, Boston Herald reports. The W32.QAKBOT virus did not infect the labor department’s hard drives, so it could have only stolen information entered […] More

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