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PITTSBURGH, March 27, 2018 -- Wombat Security (Wombat), a division of Proofpoint and the leading provider of security awareness and training, has released a series of three Insider Threat interactive training modules that will allow organizations to educate employees on the potential for employees to inflict damage—either intentionally or unintentionally—through data theft, response to phishing or other activity. The series of mini modules consist of an Insider Threat Overview, a Malicious Insider Threat course and an Unintentional Insider Threat course that present real-world scenarios to end users and allows them to explore the consequences of their choices in a no-risk environment.
"Insider threats are among the most difficult to detect for a trusting, unassuming end user. Cybercriminals are relying less on automated attacks and instead using tactics like social engineering to exploit these people inside your company," said Amy Baker, Vice President of Marketing at Wombat. "At the same time, many current or former employees may have access to a treasure trove of sensitive or valuable information and could misuse that access for personal or professional gain. To make sure organizations are protected against attacks from the inside-out, they need to turn their attention to preparing employees to avoid unintentionally putting their information at risk."
The Insider Threat Interactive Training Modules will introduce a new capability to Wombat training called "branching," where the interactive content changes based on input from end users as they are presented with real-world cybersecurity scenarios. Users are asked to make a decision, then prompted to explore the consequence of their choice in a no-risk environment.
In addition to identifying potential insider threats, including behaviors that can indicate threatening or malicious intent, the module series also contains material on spotting and circumventing unintentional insider threats. Users are able to learn through real-world examples of how employees can unknowingly inflict damage in everyday scenarios and present ways to mitigate future threats with healthy computer habits.
For more information about the Insider Threat Interactive Training Modules, visit: https://www.wombatsecurity.com/training-modules/insider-threat-series
About Wombat Security
Wombat Security, a division of Proofpoint, is the leading provider of information security awareness and training software to help organizations teach their employees secure behavior for enterprises. Their SaaS-based cybersecurity education solutions include an integrated platform of knowledge assessments, simulated attacks, and brief interactive training modules. Wombat's solutions help organizations reduce successful phishing attacks and malware infections up to 90%. The company has been recognized by Gartner as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training Vendors for four years in a row. Founded in 2008, Wombat is helping mid-market, Fortune 1000, and Global 2000 customers to strengthen their cybersecurity defenses.
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ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., March 27, 2018 -- A joint effort between the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and DCS Corporation recently won the Neurally Augmented Image Labelling Strategies, or NAILS challenge, at an international machine learning research competition in Tokyo.
Dr. Vernon Lawhern, ARL mathematical statistician and Amelia J. Solon, DCS scientist, led the joint research project. Other team members included Drs. Brent Lance, ARL and Stephen Gordon, DCS.
The team presented its paper, Deep Learning Approaches for P300 Classification in Image Triage: Applications to the NAILS Task, at the 13th National Institute of Testbeds and Community Information Access Research Conference on evaluation of information.
Teams participating in the NAILS challenge developed machine learning methods to detect – through brain activity – whether an image that a person was seeing was a task-relevant image or not. In performing the research, the researchers calibrated an in-house tool called EEGNet, which is a deep convolutional network capable of learning robust representations of specific brain responses using relatively sparse training sets. Using this approach, they trained a unique instantiation of EEGNet for each subject and subsequently obtained the highest classification performance, averaged across all subjects, of the participating teams.
"EEGNet allows researchers to train models for different neural responses using examples of those responses collected under a wide variety of conditions and from multiple individuals," Gordon said. "In this way, EEGNet provides both a 'common framework' for analyzing disparate data sets as well as a tool for extrapolating results from simplified to more complex domains."
The team participated in conference discussions focused on the state of brain computer interface technology and how it can be leveraged for information retrieval applications; future directions for the NAILS task; assessing models with IR oriented evaluation metrics, and encouraging the development of general BCI algorithms that are not calibrated per-subject or task and hold greater potential for measuring human state in complex, real-world, environments.
"This work is part of a larger research program at ARL that focuses on understanding the principles that govern the application of neuroscience-based research to complex operational settings," Lawhern said. "By competing in this competition we were able to showcase our expertise in this area to the broader scientific community. Ultimately, we are interested in using neuroscience-based approaches to develop human-computer interaction technologies that can adapt to the state of the user."
The researchers conducted the work as part of DCS's Cognition and Neuroergonomics Collaborative Technology Alliance contract with ARL. The CaN CTA is the U.S. Army's flagship basic science research and technology transition program in the neurosciences.
More information on the winning research is available on Google Scholar Citations.
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Protest over, Raytheon to begin work on $600m contract to sustain and modernize U.S. Army strategic software systems
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is beginning work on a contract to sustain and modernize missile defense and other strategic systems operated by the U.S. Army, combatant commands and other government agencies.
The $600-million, three-year contract was first announced last June and a protest was withdrawn in February. Within the next 30-60 days Raytheon will begin accepting directions from the Army to conduct software sustainment and system engineering services for critical systems including THAAD, AN/TPY-2 radars, the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense System, the Sea-Based X-Band Radar and Upgraded Early Warning Radars.
Raytheon will use the company's expertise in commercial software practices to speed delivery of software upgrades across the supported systems to improve them without interrupting critical missions.
"We're bringing state-of-the-art, commercial software practices, such as DevOps and Agile, to make sure the systems the Army depends on stay ahead of evolving threats," said Todd Probert, vice president of Mission Support and Modernization at Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services.
Work will be conducted at the Systems Simulation, Software and Integration Directorate, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center at Redstone Arsenal. The contract is expected to directly employ approximately 800 people in the Huntsville, Ala., area and Raytheon will begin transitioning and or hiring experienced software and hardware engineers, program managers, and other professional services experts in the coming months.
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Statement from Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen on the Confirmation of CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan
"Our new channel strategy aims to strengthen relationships with our partners in North America, as well as encourage more companies in the region to join our partner network. The revamped channel program enables us to acknowledge highly motivated companies and bring more value to partners by providing them with all the resources and tools they need to respond to increasing customer demand and drive successful sales."
Ken Tripp, Director of Channel Accounts at Netwrix
"One of our top priorities is to build relationships with partners in North America based on trust and healthy competition. A new, solid channel strategy is a very important step for us, since it empowers us to acknowledge our most enthusiastic partners and make doing business with Netwrix easier. We offer even more transparency into opportunities with Netwrix to help our partners track their milestones and grow their businesses. Netwrix will continue to collaborate with partners in the US and offer them continuous sales and marketing support, as well as reward top-performing companies regardless of their size or the markets they operate in."
Michael Fimin, CEO and Co-founder of Netwrix