Tag Archives: cybersecurity

Michael Locatis, Randy Phillips, Michael Shank Join Chertoff Group as Senior Advisors; Michael Chertoff Comments

Michael Locatis, Randy Phillips and Michael Shank have joined security and risk management advisory firm Chertoff Group as senior advisors. The three new advisors will work with the company’s professional team focusing on cybersecurity, information technology, intelligence and business development, Chertoff Group said Wednesday. Michael Chertoff, chairman of Chertoff Group, …

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Orange Business Services Buys Cyber Defense Firm Atheos; Thierry Bonhomme Comments

Orange Business Services has acquired France-based identity and security management software provider Atheos as Orange looks to grow its global cybersecurity market footprint. Atheos was founded in 2002 and works with government organizations and other enterprise clients to design and implement measures for securing critical infrastructures, Orange said Monday. Thierry …

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David DeWalt: FireEye Looks to Increase Speed of Innovation, Solution Delivery with $1B Purchase of Computer Forensics Firm Mandiant

FireEye Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE) has purchased computer forensics provider Mandiant Corp. for $1.05 billion in cash and stock, Reuters reported Thursday. Jim Finkle writes the acquisition will serve to combine both companies’ cybersecurity technologies and founder Kevin Mandiant and Mandiant’s forensics personnel  will join FireEye. “Organizations today are faced with …

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Datacard Group to Buy ID Security Provider Entrust; Chad Sweet Comments

Datacard Group has moved to build up its offerings in the electronic identity market by agreeing to acquire identity-based security provider Entrust for an undisclosed amount. The transaction is scheduled to close on Dec. 31, pending regulatory approvals, and Entrust’s mobile and cloud security platforms will be integrated into Datacard Group’s offerings, The Chertoff …

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Deltek: Federal Cyber Spending to Hit $11.4B By 2018

A new Deltek report predicts that federal contracted spending on cybersecurity will reach $11 billion by fiscal year 2018, $2.4 billion more than fiscal 2013 figures. Growing threats evolving regulations and advances in technology are among the factors highlighted as driving the investments, Deltek said Wednesday. Deltek intends for the Federal Information …

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RSA’s Mike Brown on Information Sharing, Cloud and Big Data’s Role in Protecting Against Cyber Threats

Mike Brown, the retired Navy rear admiral and current vice president and general manager of RSA‘s global public  sector, recently caught up with ExecutiveBiz to discuss how RSA, the security arm of EMC, is working to fend off the next generation of cyber threats. The more-than-30-year military veteran says he …

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Deloitte Opens Huntsville Cyber Advisory Office; Carey Miller Comments

Deloitte has opened a Huntsville, Ala.-based consulting services office in a move aimed at expanding the company’s cybersecurity presence in the area, All Alabama reported Saturday. Lucy Berry writes the office houses between three and five employees who are responsible for Deloitte’s Cyber Huntsville program and other initiatives for working …

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General Dynamics to Update Air Force, Air Natl Guard Base Firewalls; Charlie Plummer Comments

A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) business unit has won a potential two-year, $25.3 million task order to update firewall and automated security management systems at Air Force and Air National Guard bases. General Dynamics Information Technology won the order under the Network-Centric Solutions indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracting vehicle, the subsidiary said Tuesday. Charlie Plummer,  vice president …

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Terry DiVittorio Appointed KCG Cybersecurity VP; Dusty Wince Comments

Terry DiVittorio, formerly a director for Blue Canopy‘s cybersecurity business unit, has joined Knowledge Consulting Group as vice president of cybersecurity strategy and solutions development. The more than 20-year industry veteran will be charged with developing strategies to grow KCG’s portfolio of network defense, incident response and security offerings, KCG …

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Chris Smith Joins AT&T as Government Solutions Technology VP; Kay Kapoor Comments

Chris Smith, former U.S. federal chief technology and innovation officer at Accenture (NYSE: ACN), has joined AT&T (NYSE: T) as vice president of technology for the company’s government solutions business. Smith will oversee a team of 175 technologists that focus on developing products and services for federal customers, AT&T said Monday. …

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