Tag Archives: cyber threat

White House Introduces National Maritime Cybersecurity Plan; Robert O’Brien Quoted

The White House

President Donald Trump has issued a national plan that seeks to combine cybersecurity resources and initiatives to protect the maritime transportation system from cyber threats and other vulnerabilities. The National Maritime Cybersecurity Plan recommends ways how the U.S. government will defend the country’s economy “through enhanced cybersecurity coordination, policies and practices, aimed at mitigating risks to the maritime sub-sector, promoting prosperity through information and intelligence sharing, and preserving and increasing the nation’s cyber workforce,” said National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien.

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Trustwave’s Bill Rucker: Agencies Need Unified Platform to Ensure Security of Mission-Critical Data

Bill Rucker President Trustwave Govt Solutions

Bill Rucker, president of Trustwave Government Solutions, said government agencies should implement a unified platform that could give them complete visibility into resources and protect mission-critical data in cloud environments or on-premises from evolving cyber threats.

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SentinelOne’s Tomer Weingarten: AI Could Help Agencies Scale Up Cybersecurity Efforts

Tomer Weingarten Co-Founder and CEO SentinelOne

The rapid increase in the use of endpoint devices driven by remote work due to the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the exponential growth of data and Tomer Weingarten, co-founder and CEO of SentinelOne, said artificial intelligence could help agencies automate device monitoring and the analysis of large datasets to detect and respond to threats in real time.

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Gigamon’s Dennis Reilly: Pervasive Visibility Into All Data Could Help Agencies Implement Zero Trust

Dennis Reilly VP of Public Sector Gigamon

Dennis Reilly, vice president of federal at Gigamon, said agencies should have pervasive visibility into encrypted data and data in transit across cloud, on-premises data centers and virtual environments to better protect their information technology infrastructure from cyber adversaries.

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SAP NS2’s Ted Wagner: Cloud Security Requires Right Mix of People, Processes, Tech

Ted Wagner VP and CISO SAP NS2

Ted Wagner, vice president and chief information security officer at SAP National Security Services, said government agencies should have the right balance of technology, processes and people to ensure that cloud security can better manage cyber threats in the digital landscape. Wagner wrote how SAP NS2 strives to have that balance by taking measures such as adopting machine learning, automation and behavior analytics in security monitoring efforts, attracting the top talent and getting the process right.

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GovCon Expert Chuck Brooks: Security by Design Needed to Safeguard Energy Infrastructure From Cyber Attacks

Chuck Brooks GovConExpert

Chuck Brooks, a GovCon expert and president of Brooks Consulting International, virtually addressed the G20 forum Sunday, July 5, on energy systems cybersecurity during the Workshop on Energy Security and Markets Stability. Brooks told G20 member countries that connectivity driven by the adoption of industrial internet of things and operational technology has further expanded the attack surface and that energy infrastructure operators should implement “security by design” to counter cyber threats.

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Katie Arrington Offers Updates on Pentagon’s CMMC Program

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Katie Arrington, chief information security officer for acquisition at the Department of Defense and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, told Government Matters in an interview posted Sunday about the creation of standards that third-party assessment organizations will use to evaluate and certify contractors under DoD's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program.

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FireEye’s Tom Topping: Threat Intelligence Could Help Agencies Defend Against Most Likely Attackers

Tom Topping, senior director of strategic programs at FireEye (Nasdaq: FEYE), has said threat intelligence and continuous visibility into their networks could allow agencies to focus their efforts and resources on adversaries that are most likely to attack them.

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