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HII Acquires Cybersecurity Firm G2; Baird’s John Song Comments

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has purchased Annapolis Junction, Md.-based cybersecurity services provider G2 for an undisclosed amount in a move to grow its professional services business and portfolio of information assurance and cyber offerings. HII said Monday it will integrate G2 into its technical solutions division led by Andy Green. …

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Qmulos’ Matt Coose: Data Analytics Key to Real-Time Risk Management

Matt Coose, chief executive officer of Qmulos, a cybersecurity and information technology compliance firm, has said government agencies that aim to build up their cybersecurity posture should adopt data analytics in order to automate the process of converting data into “real-time technical evidence.” Coose wrote that such evidence can help agencies …

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BAE Systems Plans Cyber Defense Tools for Military Aircraft

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 11, 2017 — BAE Systems is working to build tools that will serve to facilitate system analysis, reverse engineering and intrusion detection capabilities for military aircraft platforms in efforts to counter cyber threats, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday its threat management technologies will form the foundation of …

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Cyber Apex Solutions Gets $70M DHS Contract for Cyber Defense Prototype Applied Research

Cyber Apex Solutions has received a potential five-year, $70 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security to conduct applied research on cyber defense technology prototypes designed to protect critical infrastructure from cyber attacks. Cyber Apex will receive funds from DHS’ science and technology directorate to test, evaluate and transition cyber …

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BAE Systems Exec Peder Jungck Named President of Cyber Info-Sharing Org

Peder Jungck, chief technology officer of BAE Systems‘ intelligence and security business, will serve as president of a nonprofit industry organization that aims to facilitate cyber threat information sharing and collaboration in the technology sector. The company said Tuesday Jungck will lead the Information Technology – Information Sharing and Analysis Center as …

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Melissa Hathaway: Trump Should Prioritize Energy, Telecom, Financial Cybersecurity in Budget Plan

Melissa Hathaway,  president of consulting firm Hathaway Global Strategies, has called on President-elect Donald Trump to prioritize cybersecurity initiatives in his budget plan. Hathaway wrote in an opinion piece published Sunday on The Post and Courier that Trump must focus on efforts to secure energy, telecommunications and financial systems against …

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Accenture Closes Defense Point Security Acquisition to Expand Cyber Defense Portfolio

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed its purchase of Alexandria, Virginia-based cybersecurity provider Defense Point Security in a push to expand cyber defense services for the U.S. federal government. The global professional services company said Friday DPS will now serve as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accenture Federal Services. First announced in October,  Accenture purchased …

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RSA’s Jacklyn Wynn: Agencies Should Integrate Cyber Policies With ‘Day-to-Day Mission Execution’

Jacklyn Wynn, an official at EMC’s security division RSA,  has said government agencies should work to re-evaluate their cyber defense strategies through the integration of cyber policies and objectives with the way they implement their missions on a daily basis. Wynn, vice president of strategy and market development of global …

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Reports: COO Charles Woodburn to Take Charge of BAE’s UK Defense, Cyber Businesses

BAE Systems Chief Operating Officer Charles Woodburn will assume responsibility for the British contractor’s defense operations and cybersecurity subsidiary in the U.K. ahead of CEO Ian King’s anticipated retirement in 2017, Reuters reported Wednesday. Sarah Young writes a BAE spokeswoman told Reuters the company has informed employees that Woodburn will manage the …

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Fortinet Teams With Nozomi on Industrial Control Systems Security

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 18, 2016 — Fortinet (Nasdaq: FTNT) has partnered with Nozomi Networks to offer an integrated cyber defense technology to critical infrastructure organizations, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The team will combine Nozomi’s SCADAguardian platform and Fortinet’s Security Fabric architecture in efforts to secure industrial control systems from potential cyber threats, Fortinet said …

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