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DXC’s Earl Matthews: Holistic Approach, Prioritization Key to Gov’t Cybersecurity

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 5, 2017 — Earl Matthews, vice president for U.S. public sector enterprise security solutions at DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), has urged government agencies to adopt a holistic cybersecurity strategy that focuses on priorities to address large-scale incidents such as the WannaCry attacks, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. “Strategy must account for …

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Defense Contractors will be Held to Higher Cyber Standards

Defense contractors will soon be held to the same cybersecurity standards that the Defense Department has implemented  in recent years, according to a top IT official at the Pentagon. “The cyberthreat is not going away; we have to defend our networks and systems, and you’re part of that defense,” acting …

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Raytheon Secures $1B Contract to Help Build DHS Cyber Protection System; Dave Wajsgras Comments

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has landed a five-year, $1 billion contract to help develop the Department of Homeland Security‘s next-generation National Cybersecurity Protection System. The company said Monday the Development, Operations and Maintenance contract covers intrusion detection and prevention, automation, analytics and information sharing. Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon’s intelligence, information and services business, said …

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Congressman: Russia is Greatest Cyber-Security Threat to U.S.

Hackers from Russia are America’s greatest cyber-threat, said Rep. Dutch Ruppersburger (D-Md.) Addressing the 2017 Digital Nation Summit, the Maryland congressman whose district is home to the National Security Agency, said that cyber-security threats from Russia are keeping him awake at night. “I mean, we have to always look at China, …

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U.S.: North Korea Behind Spate of Cyber Attacks Since 2009

North Korea has deployed an army of hackers called “Hidden Cobra” against financial, aerospace, critical infrastructure and media assets within the U.S. and around the world over the past eight years, according to a technical alert issued jointly by Homeland Security and the FBI. Cyber tools deployed by North Korea include …

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Security Clearance Process Key Challenge for Military Cyber Forces

Military cyber defensive and offensive capabilities are far greater now than they were in the past, but the lengthy security clearance process has proved a challenge for the ever-expanding cyber mission, several senior commanders told a Senate panel this week. The Navy has decided to begin moving the process earlier in a sailor’s career …

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Lt. Gen. Nakasone: U.S. Has Improved Fight Against ISIS Online

The U.S. military has improved its counter-fight against ISIS’s cyber operations in the last six months, the commanding general of Army Cyber Command Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone said this week. “I think what we are learning is in terms of being able to counter a message, being able to attack a brand …

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Lt. Gen. McLaughlin: Cybersecurity Threat Isn’t Theory; It’s Real and It’s Here

Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin McLaughlin, Deputy Commander of U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) said Wednesday that too much of the cybersecurity threat conversation on Capitol Hill discusses threats as a “theory” — rather than the reality these threats already are. “What are we going to do when? If an enemy does X, what are we going to …

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Mark Zalubas Promoted to Merlin CTO; David Phelps Comments

Mark Zalubas, formerly vice president of engineering at Merlin International, has been promoted to chief technology officer at the Vienna, Virginia-based government technology and cybersecurity services contractor. Merlin said Tuesday he will oversee the company’s technology-based offerings and bring more than 30 years of technical experience in cloud, enterprise architecture, legacy system …

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Booz Allen to Help Update Navy Tactical Networks Under $96M Contract

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) has been awarded a potential five-year, $96.1 million contract by the U.S. Navy‘s Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence to support tactical network modernization efforts at the service branch. The company said Wednesday it will provide foundation computer systems and integrated networks to U.S. sailors …

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