Tag Archives: cyber threat

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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Symantec’s Chris Townsend: Cyber Investments Should be Aligned With Critical Data Protection

Chris Townsend, vice president of federal business at Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC), has said government agencies should ensure that investments in cybersecurity infrastructure are aligned with efforts to protect critical data from cyber threats. Townsend wrote that agencies should establish a platform that works to offer a standardized approach to data …

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FireEye’s Tony Cole: Intelligence-Led Cyber Strategy Should Focus on Risk Mitigation

Tony Cole, vice president and global government chief technology officer at FireEye (Nasdaq: FEYE), has said federal agencies should establish an intelligence-led cybersecurity strategy that transitions the focus from regulatory compliance toward risk mitigation. The adoption of an intelligence-driven strategy calls for agencies to know their adversaries and the tools these …

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Proofpoint’s Tony D’Angelo: Agencies Need Security Tools for Email, Mobile Device Cyber Defense

Tony D’Angelo, vice president of federal business at Sunnyvale, California-based enterprise security company Proofpoint (Nasdaq: PFPT), has said government agencies should adopt platforms that work to defend against threat actors that target users’ emails and mobile devices. D’Angelo wrote that email security gateway tools based on the Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting …

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Parsons Buys Williams Electric in Control Tech Market Push; Chuck Harrington, Carey Smith Comment

Parsons has purchased Williams Electric for an undisclosed sum as part of the Pasadena, California-based engineering services contractor’s move to expand its control systems business. Fort Walton Beach, Florida-based Williams Electric is a privately held company that provides electrical, control system integration, general contracting and energy infrastructure platforms and services …

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Akamai’s Tom Ruff: Agencies Should Adopt Agile Tech As Part of Cyber ‘Defense-In-Depth Strategy’

Tom Ruff, vice president of public sector at Cambridge, Massachusetts-based content delivery network and cloud services provider Akamai Technologies (Nasdaq: AKAM), has said government agencies should establish a comprehensive “defense-in-depth strategy” to protect networks from distributed denial-of-service attacks, cross-site scripting and other cyber threats. Ruff wrote such a strategy seeks …

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Thales e-Security’s Brent Hansen: Encrypting Data at Rest Key to Agencies’ Cyber Defense Efforts

Brent Hansen, senior director of solution architects at Thales e-Security, has said federal agencies seeking to build up their cybersecurity posture should prioritize the adoption of technology platforms that work to encrypt data at rest. Hansen wrote that encrypting data at rest could help agencies safeguard critical information from cyber …

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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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VMware’s Bill Rowan: Software-Defined Networking Key to Agencies’ Workload Mgmt, Security Efforts

Bill Rowan, vice president of federal sales at VMware’s (NYSE: VMW), has said software-defined networking platforms are designed to help agencies build and compartmentalize networks without shutting down the entire infrastructure in the event of a cybersecurity breach. Rowan wrote that SDN tools could help agencies manage workloads in public cloud …

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HyTrust’s John De Santis: Agencies Should Adopt Platforms for Security Policy Enforcement

John De Santis, chairman and CEO of HyTrust, has said government agencies should adopt a strategic approach to security when moving to the cloud through the implementation of security platforms and controls that work to “enforce security policy” against cyber threats. “By deploying software to continuously enforce policies in real time, …

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