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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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Qmulos’ Matt Coose: Data Analytics Key to Real-Time Risk Management

Matt Coose, chief executive officer of Qmulos, a cybersecurity and information technology compliance firm, has said government agencies that aim to build up their cybersecurity posture should adopt data analytics in order to automate the process of converting data into “real-time technical evidence.” Coose wrote that such evidence can help agencies …

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Engility to Carry Out Cyber, Intell Analysis Services Under $76M IC Contracts; Lynn Dugle Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 23, 2018 — Engility (NYSE: EGL) has received three sole-source contracts with a consolidated value of up to $76 million in the first quarter of this year to carry out classified intelligence analysis, cybersecurity and systems engineering services for the U.S. intelligence community, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The …

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Tommy Gardner: HP Federal Explores Tech, Pushes Cybersecurity Amid 4 Megatrends

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 23, 2018 — Tommy Gardner, chief technology officer of HP Federal, has said he is continuing to explore potential technology projects in areas such as blockchain and artificial intelligence as the company monitors the megatrends of rapid urbanization, hyper globalization, accelerated innovation and changing demographics. He told …

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PwC-Microsoft Alliance to Advance New Cybersecurity Portfolio

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 19, 2018 — PwC and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) have expanded their alliance to advance a new suite of cybersecurity services and tools that are geared to safeguard customers’ IT networks and data, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The product portfolio will cover enterprise security architecture, identity and access management, …

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Engility to Grant Additional Cyber Scholarships to Vets; Lynn Dugle Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 18, 2018 — Engility (NYSE: EGL) will expand its CyberWarrior Scholarship Program to include additional scholarships for U.S. military veterans, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Tuesday the latest round of awards will grant four transitioning service members cybersecurity certification training scholarships, including study materials, training …

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ForeScout’s Shawn Rodriguez: Countering Cyber Threats Requires Visibility Into Connected Devices

Shawn Rodriguez, regional vice president of U.S. state and local government and education at ForeScout Technologies (Nasdaq: FSCT), has said agencies that aim to secure complex networks from cyber threats should implement an adaptive security strategy that works to offer insight into connected devices and related risks. “A critical core …

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Polaris Alpha Eyes Cyber Market Expansion With Fourth Dimension Buy

Polaris Alpha has purchased Columbia, Maryland-based Fourth Dimension Engineering for an undisclosed sum in a push to expand its footprint in the cybersecurity market. Fourth Dimension co-founders Tom Conrad and Faith Horowitz will join Polaris Alpha’s leadership team as a result of the transaction that officially closed Wednesday, April 11, Polaris …

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