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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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Raytheon-NCSA Study: Election-Related Threats Boost Cybersecurity Career Interest; Dave Wajsgras Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 14, 2016 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and the National Cyber Security Alliance have commissioned a study that has shown that the cyber threats during the U.S. presidential election have helped to encourage young adults to venture into the cybersecurity industry, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Zogby Analytics conducted the study …

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DHS Taps Lockheed to Provide Cyber Support Services Under $395M IDIQ

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a potential seven-year, $395 million contract to provide support services to a Department of Homeland Security-managed facility that monitors cyber threats across DHS information systems. Lockheed will help DHS run its Security Operations Center under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the department said in a FedBizOpps notice published Wednesday. DHS …

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F5 Networks’ Randy Wood: Federal IT Managers Should Prioritize Application Layer Security

Randy Wood, vice president of federal sales at application delivery networking platforms provider F5 Networks (Nasdaq: FFIV), has said federal information technology leaders should prioritize security at the application level in order to protect networks from cyber threats. Wood wrote that there are three principles in application security that federal …

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Splunk’s Kevin Davis: Govt CIOs Should Implement ‘Analytics-Driven Approach’ to Cyber Threats

Kevin Davis, vice president of public sector at Splunk, has said government chief information officers and security officials should adopt an “analytics-driven approach” toward cybersecurity in order to facilitate real-time intelligence collection and gain more insight into their agencies’ networks. Davis wrote that implementing an analytics-driven method would require government CIOs …

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