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Okta’s Mark Settle: Today’s Cyber Threats Call for User Authentication, Analytics Adoption

Mark Settle, chief information officer at San Francisco-based identity management services provider Okta (Nasdaq: OKTA), has said government agencies should implement data analytics and identity authentication processes in order to adapt and improve the defense of their information technology systems from cyber threats. Settle wrote that advanced analytics could help organizations …

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CA Technologies Access Management System Certified as DoD-Approved Cybersecurity Tool

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 18, 2018 — The Defense Department has approved CA Technologies’ (Nasdaq: CA) CA Privileged Access Manager system as a cybersecurity tool certified under the DoD Information Network’s Approved Product List and the National Information Assurance Partnership’s Product Compliant List, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. CA Technologies said Wednesday …

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Recorded Future’s Staffan Truve: Machine Learning-Based Threat Intell Key to Agencies’ Cyber Defense

Staffan Truve, chief technology officer and co-founder of Somerville, Mass.-based threat intelligence platforms provider Recorded Future, has said government agencies should consider using artificial intelligence and machine learning platforms in order to accelerate the analysis of large amounts of data and identify potential cyber threats. Truve wrote that machine learning-based …

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Secret Service Vet A.T. Smith Named Torres Senior Security Adviser

A.T. Smith, a 29-year U.S. Secret Service veteran, has joined Falls Church, Va.-based Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions as senior security adviser. Smith will advise the company on cyber, physical and executive protective security matters as part of the global security advisory team in support of clients across the departments of …

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CyberArk’s Kevin Corbett: Limit on Privileged Accounts Key to Shrinking Cyber Attack Surface

Kevin Corbett, director of federal sales at CyberArk (Nasdaq: CYBR), has said government agencies seeking to protect data and information systems from cyber threat actors should work to reduce the attack surface by putting a limit on the number of privileged accounts. Corbett  wrote that threat actors use privileged accounts to wreak …

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Northrop Grumman Opens Cyber Center in San Antonio, Texas

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 4, 2018 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has established a new 7,700-square-foot hub in Texas that aims to support government agency customer efforts in cybersecurity, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the San Antonio Cyber Center at Port San Antonio features a cyber integration lab, production facilities as …

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Unisys to Help TSA Operate, Protect Airport Screening Devices Under $250M BPA

Unisys (NYSE: UIS) has secured a potential five-year, $250 million blanket purchase agreement to help the Transportation Security Administration operate, maintain and safeguard security screening tools fielded at over 400 U.S. airports. The company said Monday the Domain Awareness Integrated Network Support Services BPA has a one-year base term and four …

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Palo Alto Networks’ Rick Howard: Agencies Should Consider DevOps’ Role in Adaptive Cyber Strategies

Rick Howard, chief security officer at Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW), has said agencies that aim to develop and implement strategies to safeguard information technology systems from cyber threats should adopt DevOps. Howard wrote that DevOps’ link to automation and cloud technology has implications for agencies’ adaptive cybersecurity strategies and …

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ICF Tapped for Air Combat Command Cyberspace Support Under $52M Contract

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 30, 2018 — ICF (Nasdaq: ICFI) has landed a potential $51.7 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide cyber support to the  Air Combat Command, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Defense Department said Thursday the award covers technical and programmatic services in support of cyber operations at Joint Base …

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Raytheon, Virsec Offer Commercial Tech for Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity; John DeSimone Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 27, 2018 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has entered into a partnership with Virsec in an effort to provide customers in the global government and critical infrastructure sectors access to commercial cybersecurity technology, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Virsec’s Trusted Execution platform will leverage Raytheon’s experience in cyber defense to help protect …

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