BAE to Pay $232M Cash for Commercial Cyber Services Firm SilverSky; Ian King Comments

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BAE Systems PLC has agreed to acquire commercial cybersecurity services provider Perimeter Internetworking Corp. — which does business as SilverSky — for $232.5 million cash. BAE expects to close the transaction before the end of this calendar year upon the receipt of regulatory approvals, the London-based defense contractor said Tuesday. SilverSky, which operates primarily in the...

Former Cisco Security Exec Christopher Young to Head Intel Security; Renee James Comments

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Christopher Young Christopher Young, former senior vice president of Cisco‘s (Nasdaq: CSCO) global security and government group, has joined Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) as SVP and general manager of Intel Security and member of the management committee. Intel said Monday Young will report directly to President Renee James, who noted that Young’s cybersecurity expertise would help him lead...

MITRE to Operate Hub for NIST’s Rockville Cyber R&D Center; Penny Pritzker Comments

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MITRE Corp. has received a potential 25-year, $5 billion contract to operate a federally-funded research-and-development center to support the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s cybersecurity R&D center in Rockville, Maryland. The Rockville-based National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence provides a facility for businesses to collaborate with industry, government and...

Haden Land: Lockheed’s Newly Formed Israeli Subsidiary to Focus on Security Tech Offerings

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has created an Israel-based business unit to offer cybersecurity tools and other enterprise information technology products to customers in that country, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Amir Mizroch writes that Lockheed formed the Israeli subsidiary to also pursue defense contracts as well as technology partnership and investment deals. “We’re going...

Hugh Evans: Veritas Capital Eyes Cyber Market Growth Through BeyondTrust Purchase

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An affiliate of Veritas Capital will purchase cybersecurity firm BeyondTrust from Insight Venture Partners for an undisclosed sum in a move to pursue growth with enterprise and government clients. “We expect the cybersecurity market to benefit from increasing regulatory/compliance requirements, high-profile breaches and complexity of the IT environment,” Hugh Evans, a partner at...

CSC Vet Sam Visner Joins ICF as Cybersecurity Business SVP, GM

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Sam Visner Sam Visner, a 35-year cybersecurity and intelligence veteran and a former Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) executive, has joined ICF International as senior vice president and general manager of the Fairfax, Virginia-based company’s cybersecurity business. “Sam is a recognized authority in cyber policy, programs and technology. Bringing Sam to ICF demonstrates our commitment...

Leidos’ Rob Zitz: DHS Taking a Proactive Approach to Cybersecurity

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Rob Zitz, senior vice president and chief systems architect at Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), has observed that the Department of Homeland Security is moving toward a proactive model to secure cyber systems, he told Federal News Radio in an interview Thursday. Zitz highlighted DHS’ continuous monitoring and diagnostics initiative during a question-and-answer session with radio station host Francis Rose. According...

Mac Curtis: The SI Organization Changes Name to Vencore

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Mac Curtis The SI Organization has rebranded itself as Vencore to highlight the systems engineering provider’s renewed focus on its core business in engineering, cybersecurity and data analytics. The Chantilly, Virginia-based firm said the name change, announced Wednesday, is the culmination of recent business purchases that called for a logo that would encompass its newly acquired solutions...

Wesley Blankinship: Schafer Provides Engineering, Technical Support for DARPA

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Schafer a three-year task order to provide the agency’s Information Innovation Office with scientific, engineering and technical assistance. The company said Jun. 25 it was tasked to support DARPA I2O’s research and development work in the fields of cyber, computing and analytics. According to Wesley Blankinship, Schafer senior...

Alastair MacWillson to Advise Chertoff Group Clients on Risk Mgmt as Principal

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Alastair MacWillson, a former global managing director for Accenture‘s (NYSE: ACN) technology consulting practice, has joined The Chertoff Group as principal. “Alastair is a recognized industry leader and seasoned cyber expert with over 23 years of experience addressing critical issues related to technology strategy, security and risk,” Michael Chertoff, executive chairman and co-founder...