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EM’s Weekly Roundup: Anne Neuberger’s Priorities for NSA, Chris Townsend Joins UiPath, $820M DoD BPA, CACI, GE Aviation Secure Big Contracts and Weekly Top 10 Stories

Anne Neuberger, who directs the National Security Agency’s (NSA) new Cybersecurity Directorate, revealed that the NSA will launch a directorate in October to focus on ransomware attacks that could make our upcoming elections vulnerable during Billington CyberSecurity’s 10th Annual Summit last week. Neuberger also discussed NSA’s efforts to protect the nation from …

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Broadcom Strikes $10.7B Cash Deal for Symantec’s Enterprise Security Assets; Rick Hill Quoted

Broadcom (Nasdaq: AVGO) has agreed to acquire Symantec's (Nasdaq: SYMC) enterprise security assets for approximately $10.7B in cash. The transaction includes the acquisition of the Symantec name and is expected to conclude before the end of calendar year 2019, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, Symantec said Thursday.

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Tom Kennedy Appointed VP of Federal for Rubrik; Brett Shirk Quoted

Rubrik announced on Wednesday that Tom Kennedy has been appointed the vice president of Federal for the company and will lead growth and expansion. Kennedy will be responsible for all aspects of Rubrik’s federal business, including strategic development and execution. He will be reporting directly to Brett Shirk, Rubrik’s chief revenue officer. 

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Richard Hill Named Symantec Interim President, CEO; Vincent Pilette Appointed EVP, CFO

Richard Hill, a board member at Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) since January, has been named interim president and CEO of the Mountain View, Calif.-based cybersecurity company. He replaces Greg Clark, who stepped down after three years at the helm, as the company begins its search for a full-time CEO, Symantec said …

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Former IBM Exec Andrew Borene Appointed Symantec National Security Group Head

Andrew Borene, a certified information systems security professional and former IBM (NYSE: IBM) executive, has been appointed senior director of the federal national security group at Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC). He will lead a team that offers integrated technology platforms and services meant to help government clients defend against cyber threats, …

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Cybersecurity Sales Vet Sean Foster Named IronNet Chief Revenue Officer

Sean Foster, former chief revenue officer at Forcepoint, has been appointed to the same position at IronNet Cybersecurity. IronNet said Wednesday Foster aims to drive IronNet’s sales, marketing, business development, customer management efforts intended to help customers adopt network threat detection platforms. He will report to co-CEOs William Welch and Keith Alexander. Foster previously …

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William Welch Joins IronNet as Co-CEO; Keith Alexander Quoted

William Welch, formerly president and chief operating officer of Duo Security, has been named co-CEO of IronNet Cybersecurity. He will serve in the role alongside retired U.S. Army Gen. Keith Alexander and help drive IronNet’s commercial efforts to expand operations worldwide, the company said Monday. Welch previously held senior leadership roles at …

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