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Engility to Grant Additional Cyber Scholarships to Vets; Lynn Dugle Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 18, 2018 — Engility (NYSE: EGL) will expand its CyberWarrior Scholarship Program to include additional scholarships for U.S. military veterans, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Tuesday the latest round of awards will grant four transitioning service members cybersecurity certification training scholarships, including study materials, training …

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ForeScout’s Shawn Rodriguez: Countering Cyber Threats Requires Visibility Into Connected Devices

Shawn Rodriguez, regional vice president of U.S. state and local government and education at ForeScout Technologies (Nasdaq: FSCT), has said agencies that aim to secure complex networks from cyber threats should implement an adaptive security strategy that works to offer insight into connected devices and related risks. “A critical core …

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Polaris Alpha Eyes Cyber Market Expansion With Fourth Dimension Buy

Polaris Alpha has purchased Columbia, Maryland-based Fourth Dimension Engineering for an undisclosed sum in a push to expand its footprint in the cybersecurity market. Fourth Dimension co-founders Tom Conrad and Faith Horowitz will join Polaris Alpha’s leadership team as a result of the transaction that officially closed Wednesday, April 11, Polaris …

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University of Virginia Lands Top Spot in Raytheon-Backed Cyber Contest; John DeSimone Comments

The University of Virginia has emerged as the winner of the Raytheon-sponsored (NYSE: RTN) 2018 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition for its efforts to safeguard a fictional biotech company’s network from persistent cyber threats. Teams from top 10 universities took part in the three-day NCCDC championship that started Friday, April …

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TAPE granted ISO/IEC certification for cybersecurity; Michael Kelliher comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 12, 2018 — The International Organization for Standardization and International Electrotechnical Commission has given Alexandria, Virginia-based Technical and Project Engineering certification for its cybersecurity practices, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The ISO/IEC 27013:2015 certification builds on TAPE’s implementation of an integrated data security and information technology service management system …

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Insight Engines’ Grant Wernick: Agencies should facilitate employee access to cyber data via natural language queries

Grant Wernick, CEO of Insight Engines, has said agencies seeking to bolster their cybersecurity posture should empower employees by providing them faster access to cyber data. Wernick wrote that the use of natural language queries works to help non-technical individuals immediately access information and collect insights from data. Applying natural …

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Mitre Offers Endpoint Detection Product Evaluations to Cybersecurity Vendors

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 3, 2018 — Mitre is looking to collaborate with cybersecurity vendors to test commercial endpoint detection and response technology against its ATT&CK knowledge base of crowdsourced cyber threat tactics and techniques, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The nonprofit research and development firm said Thursday it will provide the EDR product evaluations …

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Splunk’s Kevin Davis: Modern Threat Landscape Calls for Analytics-Based Adaptive Response Strategy

Kevin Davis, vice president for public sector at Splunk (Nasdaq: SPLK), has said government agencies should implement an adaptive response strategy to immediately address evolving cyber threats, automate their security processes and equip multi-layered security platforms with a defensive strategy. Davis wrote that the key to the implementation of such a strategy is data …

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Lockheed’s Cyber Platform Helped DHS Analyze Russia-Linked Critical Infrastructure Attacks

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 28, 2018 — Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) Cyber Kill Chain framework supported the Department of Homeland Security in analyzing alleged state-sponsored Russian hackers’ cyber attacks on U.S. government entities and organizations in the energy, nuclear, commercial facilities, water, aviation and critical manufacturing sectors, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. DHS’ …

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Thales Initiates All-Cash Offer to Acquire Gemalto

Thales has launched an all-cash offer to acquire all shares of Gemalto for approximately $63.2 per share plus dividend under a merger agreement announced in December 2017. “The publication of the offer document is the first major step of the proposed acquisition of Gemalto,” Patrice Caine, Thales chairman and CEO, …

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