Tag Archives: cybersecurity

Air Force Expects RFP Release for Agile Cyber Technology 3 Vehicle by February

Cybersecurity

The U.S. Air Force expects to release a solicitation for the third iteration of a potential five-year, $950M contract vehicle for cybersecurity research and development support in mid-late February. The service’s program management/technical team will conduct private meetings virtually from Jan. 25 to Feb. 12 to provide vendors an opportunity to share their capabilities and ask questions about the upcoming request for proposals for the Agile Cyber Technology 3 contract.

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Virtustream’s Pritesh Parekh: Managed Cloud Services Could Help Agencies Migrate, Secure Workloads

Pritesh Parekh Chief Trust Sec Officer Virtustream

Pritesh Parekh, chief trust and security officer at Dell Technologies’ (NYSE: DELL) Virtustream business, said agencies looking to migrate to the cloud should implement cloud-native platforms and a unified approach to security as they temporarily operate in a hybrid environment. He wrote that agencies that are transitioning to the cloud while running some workloads in on-premises data centers should consider using cloud-based managed services.

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NIST, Nokia to Collaborate on 5G Architecture Security Demo

5G technology

Nokia has been selected to demonstrate the security features of a 5G architecture for the National Institute of Standards and Technology's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. The company said Thursday it will collaborate with NCCoE an in effort to help public and private sector organizations secure the 4G-5G transition process.

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Zscaler’s Stephen Kovac, Other Cyber Experts: Agencies Need to Adopt Zero Trust

Stephen Kovac VP Zscaler

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 15, 2021 — Stephen Kovac, vice president of global government and compliance at Zscaler (Nasdaq: ZS), and other industry cyber experts have encouraged the implementation of a zero trust approach at government agencies following the exploitation of a SolarWind software vulnerability that affected at least eight agencies, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday.

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Biden’s COVID-19 Relief Plan Includes Over $10B in Funds for Federal IT Modernization, Cybersecurity Efforts

Cybersecurity

President-elect Joe Biden has proposed a potential $1.9T COVID-19 pandemic relief package that urges Congress to approve more than $10B in funds to support the modernization and improve the cybersecurity of federal information technology systems and networks, The Hill reported Thursday.

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DHS Unveils Strategic Approach to Safeguard Critical Infrastructure, Supply Chain From Chinese Threats

DHS

The Department of Homeland Security has created a strategy outlining its measures to address threats Chinese activity poses to the U.S.' immigration, critical infrastructure and cybersecurity, trade and maritime defense operations. DHS said Wednesday its Strategic Action Plan applies input from the department's China Working Group and the department intends to continue its partnership with key stakeholders to confront national security challenges.

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Forcepoint’s Sean Berg Suggests Zero Trust, Behavioral Analytics, Continuous Monitoring Combination for Gov’t Cybersecurity

Sean Berg President

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 13, 2021 — Sean Berg, president of Forcepoint's global governments and critical infrastructure business, has said combining a zero-trust architecture, continuous monitoring tools and behavioral analytics would allow agencies to authenticate users and prevent unauthorized network access, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday.

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