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Exabeam’s Bill Aubin: Human Expertise, Machine Learning Could Help Agencies Fight Stealthy Adversaries

Bill Aubin, vice president of federal at Exabeam, has said government agencies seeking to counter threat actors working in stealth mode to exfiltrate data should use machine learning and the expertise of security professionals.

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Deloitte: Cyber Framework, Use of AI, Blockchain Could Help Protect Defense Industrial Base

A new Deloitte report has identified challenges U.S. defense contractors and suppliers face when it comes to complying with cybersecurity regulations and measures that could be implemented by companies to adhere to such regulations and build up a cyber-resilient security posture.

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FireEye Buys Verodin in $250M Cash-and-Stock Deal; Kevin Mandia Quoted

FireEye (Nasdaq: FEYE) has acquired McLean, Va.-based cybersecurity instrumentation technology provider Verodin through a cash-and-stock transaction worth approximately $250M. “Verodin gives us the ability to automate security effectiveness testing using the sophisticated attacks we spend hundreds of thousands of hours responding to, and provides a systematic, quantifiable and continuous approach …

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Comcast Buys AI-Based Cyber Tech Developer BluVector

Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) has purchased Arlington, Va.-based cybersecurity firm BluVector for an undisclosed sum. BluVector develops and provides platforms based on artificial intelligence and machine learning designed to help government agencies and companies detect and address zero-day malware, ransomware and other cyber threats, Comcast said Friday. Eric Malawer, a more …

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Gigamon’s Dennis Reilly: Tech, Processes, Workforce Key to Gov’t Cyber Defense Efforts

Dennis Reilly, vice president of federal sales at Gigamon, has said government agencies should have the right balance of technology, people and processes to defend and protect their information technology systems from cyber threats. Reilly wrote that one of the difficult challenges facing agencies is recruiting and retaining cybersecurity professionals. “Therefore, …

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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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Trustwave’s Bill Rucker: Strategic Partnerships Could Help Ensure Federal Network Security

Bill Rucker, president of Trustwave Government Solutions, has said government agencies should establish strategic partnerships and identify vulnerabilities in order to protect networks and counter cyber hackers. Rucker wrote that agencies should leverage their partnerships with managed service providers to gain access to threat intelligence amid the evolving threat landscape. “The …

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Zscaler’s Stephen Kovac: FedRAMP, Trusted Internet Connections Initiative Key to Government Cloud Security

Stephen Kovac, vice president of global government and compliance at Zscaler (Nasdaq: ZS), has said agencies that aim to create secure cloud environments should merge controls under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program and the Trusted Internet Connections initiative. “Users should be able to access the cloud via a …

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Infoblox’s Chris Usserman: Agencies Need to Build Up Cybersecurity Posture via Automation, Orchestration

Chris Usserman, principal security and threat intelligence adviser at Infoblox, has said countering cyber threats calls for agencies to further develop their cybersecurity programs through automation and orchestration. Usserman wrote that orchestration and automation could help agencies “embrace both the proactive and reactive functions of cybersecurity” through the combination of …

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