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L3 to Buy Cyber Firms Linchpin Labs, Azimuth Security for $200M; Christopher Kubasik Comments

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has agreed to purchase information security firms Linchpin Labs and Azimuth Security for approximately $200 million combined in a push to develop synergies for future growth and build up its cyber, surveillance and intelligence collection capabilities. L3 said Wednesday the acquired companies will operate as L3 …

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Okta’s Chris Niggel: Data Security’s Future Is Linked to Identity Management

Chris Niggel, director of security and compliance at San Francisco-based identity management services provider Okta (Nasdaq: OKTA), has said government agencies seeking to protect information systems from cyber threats should adopt security controls “that match the level of risk.” Niggel wrote that choosing such controls begins with the process of …

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CSRA to Transfer Workload to Microsoft’s Azure Gov’t Cloud Platform; John Dancy Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 8, 2017 — CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) has signed a three-year enterprise agreement with Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) that will allow the former to migrate its workload to the latter’s Azure Government cloud platform, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Falls Church, Virginia-based information technology contractor said Monday the cloud migration will help …

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NSA Vet Phil Quade Named Fortinet Chief Information Security Officer; Ken Xie Comments

Phil Quade, former special assistant for cyber of the National Security Agency director, has joined Fortinet (Nasdaq: FTNT) as chief information security officer and strategic consultant to C-level enterprise clients. Fortinet said Tuesday Quade will oversee the company’s information security, compliance with global regulations and standards as well as efforts to …

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CACI Achieves ISO Accreditation for Info Security Policies, Practices; Ken Asbury Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 28, 2016 — CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has received an enterprise-wide certification from the International Organization for Standardization for the company’s information technology infrastructure policies and practices, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 21. An external audit was conducted on CACI’s internal information security practices in an effort to …

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IT Vet Steven Earls Joins Ntrepid as Info Security Strategy VP; Richard Helms Comments

Steven Earls, former senior vice president and deputy chief information security officer at Fifth and Third Bank, has joined Ntrepid Corp. as vice president of information security strategy. Ntrepid said Monday he brings more than two decades of commercial and government information technology experience to his new role and will oversee the company’s business …

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QTS Hires Andrew Wild as CISO; Jon Greaves Comments

Andrew Wild, formerly a chief information security officer at Lancope, has joined cloud computing and data center services provider QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS) as CISO. Wild previously served as chief security officer for cloud security and compliance services provider Qualys before he joined Lancope,  QTS said Wednesday. “Andrew was the …

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Iron Mountain: Agencies Should Address Skills Gap in Federal Info Management

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 7, 2016 — Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM) has found that federal information management professionals anticipate increased demand for skills in information security, data quality management and analytics within the next five years, Executive Gov reported Friday. The company said Wednesday its survey of 200 relevant government personnel also …

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QTS Appoints Former Carpathia CISO Jon Greaves as CTO; Chad Williams Comments

Jon Greaves, former Carpathia chief information security officer, has been named QTS Realty Trust‘s (NYSE: QTS) new chief technology officer in line with the latter’s efforts to build on its executive leadership. QTS noted Thursday that Greaves will report directly to Chad Williams, QTS chairman and CEO. Greaves held a number of …

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AT&T Exec to Chair NIST’s Information Security & Privacy Advisory Board

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 3, 2016 — An AT&T (NYSE: T) executive has been appointed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology to chair its information security and privacy advisory board, Executive Gov reported Monday. NIST said Friday Christopher Boyer,  global public policy assistant vice president at AT&T’s services business, …

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