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BGOV: Federal Spending on Insider Threat Detection Tech Could Surpass $1B in FY 2020

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The federal insider threat technology market is expected to exceed $1B in fiscal year 2020 driven by agencies’ spending on cybersecurity tools and services designed to detect and monitor malicious behavior in data use and employee networks, Bloomberg Government reported Thursday.

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ManTech’s Kevin Phillips: Gov’t Employee Vetting Info Can Improve Industry Insider Threat Detection

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 29, 2020 — Kevin Phillips, CEO of ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT) and a 2020 Wash100 winner, has said that the government should be open to sharing information about its employee vetting process with the industry in order to prevent future security breaches, ExecutiveBiz reported Jan. 21.

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SAP NS2’s Mark Testoni Cautions Against Potential Insider Threats With ‘Sophisticated’ Talent

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 12, 2019 — Mark Testoni, CEO of SAP National Security Services, has expressed concern over the level of threat that companies can face when insiders with technology talent move to breach systems and steal sensitive data, ExecutiveBiz reported Aug. 5.

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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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ManTech’s Rick Wagner: Cyber Forensics, Insider Threat Services Key in INSCOM Contract Requirements

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 20, 2018 — Rick Wagner, president of the mission, cyber and intelligence solutions group at ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT), has said the company will work to provide cyber forensics and insider threat detection services under a potential $133 million contract from the 902nd Military Intelligence Group of the U.S. …

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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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Forcepoint Buys Analytics Firm RedOwl in Human-Focused Security Push

Forcepoint, a cyber technology joint venture led by Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), has acquired  Baltimore, Maryland-based security analytics company RedOwl as part of efforts to help enterprise customers adopt human-centric cybersecurity systems. RedOwl designed its analytics platform for organizations to gain insight into anomalous behavior and access among people, devices, data and applications in real time, Forcepoint …

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Cyber Apex Solutions Gets $70M DHS Contract for Cyber Defense Prototype Applied Research

Cyber Apex Solutions has received a potential five-year, $70 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security to conduct applied research on cyber defense technology prototypes designed to protect critical infrastructure from cyber attacks. Cyber Apex will receive funds from DHS’ science and technology directorate to test, evaluate and transition cyber …

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Forcepoint, Ponemon Institute Survey Points to Insider Threat Growth

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 26, 2016 — A study by the Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and Vista Equity Partners joint venture and the Ponemon Institute found 91 percent of information technology operations and security managers in the commercial and federal sector believe incidents involving insider threats will either remain stable or grow, …

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Splunk’s Kevin Davis: Govt CIOs Should Implement ‘Analytics-Driven Approach’ to Cyber Threats

Kevin Davis, vice president of public sector at Splunk, has said government chief information officers and security officials should adopt an “analytics-driven approach” toward cybersecurity in order to facilitate real-time intelligence collection and gain more insight into their agencies’ networks. Davis wrote that implementing an analytics-driven method would require government CIOs …

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