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Fortinet Joins World Economic Forum’s Center for Cybersecurity as Founding Partner

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 4, 2018 — Fortinet (Nasdaq: FTNT) has been named a founding partner of the World Economic Forum’s Center for Cybersecurity in support of international efforts to drive collaboration between industry, government, academia and civil society to counter cyber crime, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday its Founder, …

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Forcepoint’s Eric Trexler: Cyber National Guard, Other Creative Approaches to Help Gov’t Build Cyber Workforce

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 28, 2018 — Eric Trexler, vice president of global governments and critical infrastructure at Forcepoint, has backed the creation of a cyber-focused National Guard in an effort for agencies to bolster their hiring and retention of cybersecurity workers, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 10. Trexler wrote in an …

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Raytheon to Create Mideast Cyber-Focused JV With Saudi Aramco; Dave Wajsgras Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 28, 2018 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has entered into an agreement with Saudi Aramco to establish a joint venture that will offer cybersecurity technologies and services to customers in Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 17. The oil and gas company said …

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CACI Eyes Enterprise IT Support Task Orders Under $12.1B Army ITES-3S IDIQ; Ken Asbury Quoted

CACI International (NYSE: CACI) will compete for information technology support task orders under the U.S. Army’s nine-year, $12.1B IT Enterprise Solutions recompete contract for services. The ITES-3 Services indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract covers cybersecurity; telecommunications and network operations and maintenance; integration; and supply chain management, CACI said Thursday. Ken Asbury, CACI president and CEO and …

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Peraton Awarded $66M Air Force Cyber Tech Support Extension; Gus Bontzos Quoted

Peraton will continue to help the U.S. Air Force manage cyber technology platforms across multiple domains under a five-year, $66M contract. The company said Thursday the follow-on contract extends a partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory under the Xdomain Technology Through Research, Evolution, Enhancement, Maintenance and Support program. Under XTREEMS, the company …

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Red Hat’s David Egts: Feds Should Assess Open Source Code for Vulnerabilities

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 18, 2018 — David Egts, chief technologist for Red Hat‘s (NYSE: RHT) public sector business in North America, has cautioned federal agencies to check for potential cyber vulnerabilities in open source code before they move to adopt such software, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 4. Egts wrote in …

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Micro Focus’ Rob Roy: IT Modernization Offers Agencies Opportunity to Address Cyber Risks One Step at a Time

Rob Roy, public sector chief technology officer at Micro Focus Government Solutions, has said information technology modernization offers agencies an opportunity to make incremental changes to address cybersecurity risks. Roy wrote that agencies should consider alternatives to an all-or-nothing type of encryption, which could provide hackers a chance to unlock data …

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Gigamon’s Dennis Reilly: Tech, Processes, Workforce Key to Gov’t Cyber Defense Efforts

Dennis Reilly, vice president of federal sales at Gigamon, has said government agencies should have the right balance of technology, people and processes to defend and protect their information technology systems from cyber threats. Reilly wrote that one of the difficult challenges facing agencies is recruiting and retaining cybersecurity professionals. “Therefore, …

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Symantec Unveils AI-Powered ICS Cybersecurity Platform

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 7, 2018 — Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) has developed a security platform that utilizes artificial intelligence with the goal to protect critical infrastructure and operational technology from cyber threats, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the Industrial Control System Protection Neural is designed to counter malware on USB devices, …

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McAleese & Associates: Military, Gov’t Leaders Discuss Defense Tech Priorities at Reagan Forum

A new McAleese & Associates report says several government and military leaders discussed some of the Pentagon’s technology priorities at the Reagan National Defense Forum in California. Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, talked about cybersecurity and the need for strong cyber defenses to counter threats posed by China, including …

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