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VMware’s Matthew Schneider: ‘Zero Trust’ Model, Automation Key to Application Security

Matthew Schneider, senior director of government, education and healthcare at VMware (NYSE: VMW), has said government agencies seeking to ensure security of applications within the network should initially change their mindset through the adoption of the “zero trust” model. Schneider wrote that implementing such a model “means you have to …

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Cyxtera’s Greg Touhill: Data Overclassification, Inaction Impact Gov’t Cybersecurity Efforts

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 25, 2017 — Greg Touhill, president of Cyxtera Technologies‘ federal group, has cautioned against data overclassification as it will hamper government efforts to develop strategies to mitigate and respond to cybersecurity threats, ExecutiveBiz reported Sept. 14. MeriTalk reported Sept. 13 the former federal chief information security officer also highlighted the …

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Mitre to Help Japanese ICT Institute Prepare Cyber-Physical Security for 2020 Olympics

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 21, 2017 — Mitre will collaborate with Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology to build on cyber and physical security measures in preparation for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Monday the memorandum of understanding signed by Mitre CEO Jason Providakes and …

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Dell EMC’s Cameron Chehreh: Centralized IT, Shared Services to Enable Greater Control of Gov’t Cybersecurity

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 19, 2017 — Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer of Dell EMC’s federal business, has said the federal government should work to centralize non-mission-critical information technology systems in order to reduce the network attack surface, ExecutiveBiz reported Sept. 12. MeriTalk reported Sept. 11 that Chehreh noted the need for shared services …

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Akamai’s Tom Ruff: Agencies Should Adopt Agile Tech As Part of Cyber ‘Defense-In-Depth Strategy’

Tom Ruff, vice president of public sector at Cambridge, Massachusetts-based content delivery network and cloud services provider Akamai Technologies (Nasdaq: AKAM), has said government agencies should establish a comprehensive “defense-in-depth strategy” to protect networks from distributed denial-of-service attacks, cross-site scripting and other cyber threats. Ruff wrote such a strategy seeks …

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ManTech Picks Kaplan to Deliver Cyber Degree Programs for Employees; Kevin Phillips Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 15, 2017 — ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT) will offer tailored cyber programs at Kaplan University to employees to facilitate their efforts to attain Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification or bachelor’s and master’s degrees in cybersecurity, GovCon Executive reported Tuesday. “The best weapons in the cyber domain are …

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InfoReliance-McAfee Team Wins $182M Army Managed Services Contract for Endpoint Security Platform

The U.S. Army has awarded a team of InfoReliance and McAfee a potential five-year, $182 million contract to provide managed cybersecurity technology platforms and services for the service branch. The companies will field and operate the Army Endpoint Security System through a managed platform-as-a-service model to provide global situational awareness …

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Manish Parikh: BAE Intell & Security Sector Eyes Cloud, Cyber, Data Analytics Opportunities

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 14, 2017 — Manish Parikh, vice president of business development and strategy for BAE Systems‘ U.S. operations, has said cloud computing, cyber hardening and data analytics are the key technology areas that present growth opportunities for the company’s intelligence and security sector. “The future of our business …

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BDO’s Gregory Garrett: Cyber Education, Risk Management Key to Address Threats

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 14, 2017 — Gregory Garrett, head of international cybersecurity at professional services firm BDO USA, has said companies should work to bolster cyber education and training programs amid the emergence of threat actors such as the “Dragonfly” cyber espionage group, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. “A successful cyber risk management …

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Unisys’ PV Puvvada: Resources Could be Key to Address Security Challenges Amid Fed IT Modernization

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 12, 2017 — A Unisys (NYSE: UIS) survey has unveiled that more than half of federal information technology executives believe that an increase in security challenges at their agencies could be attributed to their IT modernization efforts, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the Market Connections-administered …

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