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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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ManTech Picks Kaplan to Deliver Cyber Degree Programs for Employees; Kevin Phillips Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 15, 2017 — ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT) will offer tailored cyber programs at Kaplan University to employees to facilitate their efforts to attain Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification or bachelor’s and master’s degrees in cybersecurity, GovCon Executive reported Tuesday. “The best weapons in the cyber domain are …

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InfoReliance-McAfee Team Wins $182M Army Managed Services Contract for Endpoint Security Platform

The U.S. Army has awarded a team of InfoReliance and McAfee a potential five-year, $182 million contract to provide managed cybersecurity technology platforms and services for the service branch. The companies will field and operate the Army Endpoint Security System through a managed platform-as-a-service model to provide global situational awareness …

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Manish Parikh: BAE Intell & Security Sector Eyes Cloud, Cyber, Data Analytics Opportunities

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 14, 2017 — Manish Parikh, vice president of business development and strategy for BAE Systems‘ U.S. operations, has said cloud computing, cyber hardening and data analytics are the key technology areas that present growth opportunities for the company’s intelligence and security sector. “The future of our business …

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BDO’s Gregory Garrett: Cyber Education, Risk Management Key to Address Threats

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 14, 2017 — Gregory Garrett, head of international cybersecurity at professional services firm BDO USA, has said companies should work to bolster cyber education and training programs amid the emergence of threat actors such as the “Dragonfly” cyber espionage group, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. “A successful cyber risk management …

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Unisys’ PV Puvvada: Resources Could be Key to Address Security Challenges Amid Fed IT Modernization

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 12, 2017 — A Unisys (NYSE: UIS) survey has unveiled that more than half of federal information technology executives believe that an increase in security challenges at their agencies could be attributed to their IT modernization efforts, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the Market Connections-administered …

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Symantec Studies Cyber Espionage Group Targeting Energy Systems in Europe, NA

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 12, 2017 — Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) has unveiled its findings on the recent activities of a cyber espionage group called “Dragonfly” that has targeted the energy sector in Europe and North America, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Wednesday Dragonfly appears to have re-emerged in late 2015 and …

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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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Former Federal CIO Tony Scott Joins Squire Patton Boggs as Senior Data Privacy, Cyber Adviser

Tony Scott, former federal chief information officer under the Obama administration, has been named senior data privacy and cybersecurity adviser at international law firm Squire Patton Boggs. Scott’s “insight into the data protection and cybersecurity policy landscape from his time as the government’s CIO and private sector will be of …

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ManTech Unveils Cyber Training, T&E Range With Full Operational Capability; Kevin Phillips Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 11, 2017 — ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT) has unveiled that its cybersecurity test, evaluation and training platform has reached full operational capability to support both government and military customers, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday its Advanced Cyber Range Environment uses network simulations to help users assess cyber …

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