Tag Archives: cybersecurity

Lockheed Martin Wins Multi-Million Cybersecurity Contract

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a $30.8 million contract as part of the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI). The contract is the second phase of a contract to develop a cyber testing range. The first part of the contract, worth $5.4 million, has been completed for the Defense Advanced …

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CSC Names Andy Purdy Chief Cyber Strategist

CSC (NYSE: CSC) has tapped Donald “Andy” Purdy chief cybersecurity strategist. He will report to Samuel S. Visner, CSC lead for Cyber and VP for strategy and business development of the North American Public Sector (NPS) Enforcement, Security and Intelligence Group. In this role, Purdy will build on and extend …

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Justice Department Declares Monitoring Program OK

The Department of Justice recently released a memo stating that the Einstein 2 program, that allows the government to monitor communications on its server, does not violate employee’s or private citizen’s rights to privacy. The program is designed to help detect and monitor potential cyber attacks against government servers.

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MI5 Hires Teens to Combat Hackers

According to news reports, 50 youths were hired by MI5 to fight cyber attacks. Attacks have already been traced by the new cyber professionals to China, Russian, and Pakistan. The youths have also discovered messages from terrorists in a maximum security prison.

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Revised Cybersecurity Emergency Bill

Sen. John Rockefeller (D-W. VA), has written a revised draft of the proposed cybersecurity bill. The bill had initially caused alarm among interested parties due to language allowing the President to shut down the Internet in the case of a cybersecurity emergency. The current draft still gives the President the …

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Assistant Secretary of DHS’ Office of Cybersecurity, Greg Schaffer, on Cyber “In-Fighting”

Greg Schaffer, assistant secretary of DHS’ Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, recently spoke to InformationWeek about US-CERT and the shifting terrain of cyber warfare.  Schaffer suggests that much of the perceived “in-fighting” and cyber “turf wars, ” often portrayed in media as bitter administrative squabbles between government agencies, private industry, …

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Bipartisan Cyber Legislation Will Ditch Presidential Emergency Powers, Include Emphasis on Training, Certification

Forthcoming bipartisan cybersecurity legislation from Senators J. Rockefeller (D-WV) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) will undergo some significant modifications.  The revised legislation will remove a controversial provision that enables the President to effectively turn off the internet in the event of a major cyber attack and feature a greater emphasis on training and …

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NIST Will Reorganize IT Lab for Enhanced Cybersecurity Research

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has started reorganizing its Information Technology Laboratory, aiming to enhance NIST cybersecurity research.  After the reorganization, NIST’s chief cybersecurity adviser, Curt Barker,  (also its Computer Security Division cheif) will relocate to the IT Laboratory office, while continuing to oversee the Computer Security Division. …

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