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PwC Survey: Enterprises Increasingly Adopt Risk-Based Security Frameworks to Counter Cyber Threats

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 1, 2016 — A new PwC survey found that enterprises are increasingly adopting risk-based cybersecurity frameworks and other security guidelines to boost efforts against cyber threats, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said 91 percent have implemented one or more risk-based frameworks, including that of the National Institute of …

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SOS International Purchases IC Contractor New World Solutions; Julian Setian Comments

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SOS International has purchased defense and intelligence community contractor New World Solutions in an effort to expand its footprint within IC and boost its technology platforms that work to support intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and cybersecurity missions. SOSi said Friday it will operate New World Solutions as a subsidiary and within its intelligence …

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Mary Ann Hopkins: Parsons to Work on Cyber Defense for Army

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 27, 2016 — Parsons has received a contract from the U.S. Army to provide cybersecurity services as part of the Deployable Defensive Cyberspace Operations Infrastructure program, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday it will perform contract work for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army …

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PwC Buys Praxism to Grow Cyber Services Portfolio

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PwC has acquired Scotland-based consulting firm Praxism for an undisclosed sum as the companies seek to help organizations secure data through identity and access management strategies. Colin Slater, digital and cyber partner at PwC’s Scottish arm, said in a statement published  Monday the acquisition is part of a push to expand the company’s presence …

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CenturyLink, WISeKey Partner to Produce Internet of Things Security Platforms

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 21, 2016 — CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) and WISeKey have collaborated to produce cybersecurity services for the Internet of Things market, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. WISeKey said Wednesday the partnership aims to develop platforms that deliver security and maintain data privacy for clients’ connected devices. “As the number of connected devices …

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David DeWalt: FireEye Makes Cyber Threat Intell Push Through $200M iSIGHT Buy

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FireEye (Nasdaq: FEYE) has bought security threat intelligence company iSIGHT Partners for $200 million cash in a bid to help enterprise clients detect and respond to sophisticated cyber attacks. Former iSIGHT shareholders are eligible to receive an additional $75 million in cash and stock if the business meets the target …

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HPE’s Marilyn Crouther: Public IT Sector Should Evolve Amid Cyber Threats

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 19, 2016 — Marilyn Crouther, senior vice president and general manager of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (NYSE: HPE) U.S. public sector business, believes the public information technology sector should adapt traditional IT to a cloud-based environment amid emerging cyber threats, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Crouther wrote in a blog entry posted Thursday on the …

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MarkLogic Database Receives Common Criteria Security Certification

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 19, 2016 — MarkLogic’s Enterprise NoSQL database MarkLogic 8 has received the Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation certification after it has completed an assessment, GovCon Executive reported Friday. The company said Thursday the evaluation includes standards on security functionality and handling of security vulnerabilities. “As hackers and cyber terrorists …

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Raytheon-Vista JV Rebrands as ‘Forcepoint’

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 15, 2016 — Raytheon | Websense — a Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and Vista Equity Partners joint venture — has announced its new name as Forcepoint as it aims to develop its internal network monitoring services, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Forcepoint said Thursday the rebranding combines Raytheon and Websense cyber technology with the recently acquired Stonesoft …

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IBM’s Anne Altman to Retire; Leidos’ Sam Gordy Named as Successor

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Anne Altman, general manager of IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) U.S. federal and government industries, has confirmed her retirement after almost 30 years of work on both private and public sector programs, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Meredith Somers writes Sam Gordy, integrated systems group president at Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), will join …

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