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Katherine Arrington, Wash100 Award Recipient, CISO for DoD OUSDA, to Speak During Potomac Officers Club’s CMMC Forum 2020 on April 2nd

Katherine "Katie" Arrington, chief information security officer (CISO) for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition (OUSDA) of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD),  will serve as a keynote speaker during Potomac Officers Club’s CMMC Forum 2020 on Thursday, April 2nd. 

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NSA Vet Chris Kubic Joins Fidelis as Chief Information Security Officer

Chris Kubic, former chief information security officer of the National Security Agency, has been appointed to the same position at Fidelis Cybersecurity. He brings government cybersecurity and information assurance experience to Fidelis and will lead the provision of strategies intended to help customers manage cyber risks, Fidelis said Thursday.

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Symantec’s Chris Townsend: Agencies Should Advance Cyber Tech Interoperability Through Standardization

Chris Townsend, vice president of federal business at Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC), has said agencies should work with industry to standardize cyber tools used to secure networks, endpoints and data in order to facilitate information sharing with other platforms. “Reducing complexity through standardization can enhance protection at every level and support …

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Former IBM Security Lead Mathew Newfield Appointed Unisys CISO

Mathew Newfield, former director of the global managed security services business at IBM (NYSE: IBM), has joined Unisys (NYSE: UIS) as chief information security officer. He will lead a corporate team that aims to design, develop and implement an information security and risk program across Unisys’ regions and businesses, which include …

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Qualys’ Mike Poulos: Automation-Based Continuous Monitoring Key to Agencies’ Cybersecurity Efforts

Mike Poulos, technical director of U.S. federal operations at California-based cloud security services provider Qualys (Nasdaq: QLYS), has said federal agencies should develop a continuous monitoring program in order to protect their information technology infrastructure amid the increasing number of cyber threats. Poulos wrote that such a program should be based …

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Former US Gov’t CISO Greg Touhill Joins Cyxtera as President of New Federal Business

Greg Touhill, the first-ever federal chief information security officer, has joined information technology infrastructure company Cyxtera Technologies as president of its newly established federal business. The company said Tuesday Touhill will lead Cyxtera Federal Group‘s efforts to deliver data center and cybersecurity services to the federal government market. Cyxtera CEO Manuel Medina noted …

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Air Force Cyber Vet Christopher McDaniels Joins Mosaic451 as CISO

Christopher McDaniels, a 14-year U.S. Air Force cybersecurity veteran, has joined Phoenix, Arizona-based information security and consulting services provider Mosaic451 as chief information security officer. McDaniels will oversee the development of a cybersecurity initiative and standard operating procedures backed by a training program to facilitate the company’s operations, Mosaic451 said Tuesday. …

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Security Industry Vet Christopher Day Joins Invincea as CISO

Christopher Day, former chief technology officer at Packet Forensics, has joined Invincea as chief information security officer of the Fairfax, Virginia-based malware detection and prevention software developer. The more than 20-year information security professional will be responsible for implementing Invincea’s cybersecurity strategies for customers in the commercial and government sectors, the company said Wednesday. Invincea founder and …

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TASC, Lockheed Vet Barbie Bigelow to Join Jacobs as CIO; Kevin Berryman Comments

Barbie Bigelow, a former senior vice president and chief information officer at Engility’s (NYSE: EGL) TASC subsidiary, will join Pasadena, Calif.-based construction services contractor Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) as SVP and CIO. Bigelow will directly report to Chief Financial Officer Kevin Berryman and start in the role on March 14, Jacobs said Tuesday. …

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Apprio Appoints Sallie Sweeney as CISO; Darryl Britt Comments

Sallie Sweeney, an information security professional and former security director of General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) information technology business, has joined Apprio as chief information security officer. Apprio said Thursday Sweeney will be in charge of the company’s corporate information security and government contract security services programs. “Sallie has established a great reputation of …

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