IT Security

IBM offers new cybersecurity consulting service to protect critical infrastructure

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cyber_security

IBM has unveiled a new cybersecurity consulting service to help critical infrastructure organizations utilize the new NIST Cybersecurity Framework that was recently released by the Obama Administration and the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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White House unveils Cybersecurity Framework for critical infrastructure

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The Obama Administration has announced the release of the Cybersecurity Framework, the result of a year-long effort to develop a voluntary guide for critical infrastructure organizations to strengthen cybersecurity.

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SecureNinja appoints Joseph McCray as chief technology officer

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cyber_security

Alexandria, VA-based SecureNinja, which conducts cybersecurity training and consulting for government, defense, and enterprise organizations, has named Joseph McCray as its new chief technology officer.

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National Cyber Security Alliance partners with the RSA Conference to emphasize cybersecurity awareness issues

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cyber_security

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) has become a sponsor for the upcoming RSA Conference 2014, which is an annual event geared toward the IT security industry that offers educational sessions, speakers, social media activities, panel discussions, and exhibits for IT professionals.

The NCSA is a non-profit public-private partnership that is dedicated to educating people about cybersecurity and privacy related issues. The NCSA board includes members from Microsoft, Verizon, Bank of America, AT&T, Google, Symantec, Facebook, ADP, Intel, and Visa.

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Cybersecurity expert explains importance of NCCIP Act

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Tom Kellermann

“This is a Cybersecurity 911 system for our critical infrastructure,” said Tom Kellermann regarding the National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2013 (NCCIP).

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Tech expert discusses cyberattacks’ far-reaching consequences

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Dr. Oliver McGee

“Cyber-assaults on the nation's critical infrastructure are on the rise at alarming rates,” says Dr. Oliver McGee.

McGee is the former United States deputy assistant secretary of transportation for technology policy and is currently a professor of engineering at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He has an M.S. in civil engineering and a Ph.D. in engineering mechanics with a minor in aerospace engineering.

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Raytheon earns DARPA contract to research cutting-edge cybersecurity strategies

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it_security

Waltham, MA-based Raytheon has won a $9.8 million contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) as part of its Plan X program, which seeks to help U.S. government agencies plan, execute, and assess cyber network operations. Raytheon's research and development is focused on helping the DoD successfully execute cyber operations.

Plan X, announced in 2011, is a DARPA cyber warfare program to develop platforms for the DoD to plan for, conduct, and assess cyber warfare in a manner similar to traditional warfare.

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InZero introduces tech solution to the BYOD security dilemma

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communications
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Louis Hughes

InZero Systems of Herndon VA, headed by former Lockheed Martin President and COO Louis R. Hughes, has created an Android tablet -- the “WorkPlay Tablet” -- with two hardware-separated operating systems (OS’s). Operating code in one (including any malware) cannot access the other.

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Internet companies reveal government FISA data requests

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communications

Several major Internet companies, for the first time, have revealed in broad terms the number of data requests they receive that have been approved by judges under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

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DMI strengthens enterprise mobility services by hiring new vice president Steve Cooper

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communications

Digital Management, Inc. (DMI), a Bethesda, MD-based provider of mobile enterprise and big data solutions and services, has hired Steve Cooper as vice president of strategic programs. Cooper will bring his experience introducing innovative technologies into government and commercial enterprises to accelerate DMI’s mobility and analytical offerings, according to the company.

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