Senate Intelligence Committee Approves Cybersecurity Bill

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Vice Chairman Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) announced committee approval of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, a bill to improve the nation’s cybersecurity. The vote was 12-3. The legislation, authored by Feinstein and Chambliss, expands information shared about cybersecurity threats and defensive mechanisms between the government and companies and within the private sector in order to combat the rapid increase in attacks on computer systems that have resulted in the theft of millions of Americans’ personal information and hundreds of millions of dollars in losses for businesses large and small. “Cyber attacks present the…
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Symantec Launches Initiative To Close Cybersecurity Workforce Gap

Symantec has announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind program, the Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3), to address the global workforce gap in cybersecurity and provide new career opportunities for young adults who may not be college-bound. The program was announced as a Commitment to Action at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting by Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Symantec’s executive director of the program, Aled Miles. A pilot of the program will start in August in New York City, Baltimore and San Francisco Bay Area, and will be implemented through a network of partners, including Year Up, NPower and LifeJourney,…
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Lockheed Martin Integrates Cyber Security Standards into Open Source Platform

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] announced its successful integration of the latest cyber security standards into an open source software platform. The capability enables the unique and automated sharing of cyber threat indicators and malware between organizations and cyber sensors. This translates into faster machine-to-machine sharing of information at speeds up to 40GB/second with minimal latency. In partnership with the Open Information Security Foundation (OISF), Lockheed Martin engineers integrated the latest cyber threat communications standards into OISF’s Suricata Engine, an open source intrusion detection and intrusion prevention system (IDS/IPS). This integration extends Suricata’s robust capabilities to leverage cross-organization data sharing to…
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ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management System Standard Arrives

The revised BS ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and BS ISO/IEC 27002:2013 standards have been published. The standards which help businesses manage information security were first conceived at BSI, the business standards company, in the shape of BS 7799. The 2013 revision of the international standard will enable businesses of all sizes and sectors to accommodate the rapid evolution and increased complexity of managing information and the continual challenge that Cyber Security poses. How business is carried out today differs vastly from the first use of BS 7799 in 1995, and technological advances mean that information security needs have also changed. The revisions…
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Lockheed Martin Cyber Security Programs Achieve Significant Milestones

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) achieved several significant cyber security accomplishments in slightly more than a year, solidifying the corporation's position as a leader in cyber security. As the leading provider of cyber security solutions to the Federal Government, Lockheed Martin takes an intelligence-driven defense approach to protecting the nation's most critical assets. The company has invested in partnerships with members of the Lockheed Martin Cyber Security Alliance, a team of 19 world-class commercial IT companies, and leveraged advances within its three global NexGen Cyber Innovation and Technology Centers to innovate solutions to hard challenges. "Because October is national Cyber Security…
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The UCF® Announces UCFinterchange to Support Cybersecurity

Unified Compliance, the premier provider of IT compliance mapping and creators of the Unified Compliance Framework® (UCF), announced UCFinterchange (UCFi) at the PCI Security Standards Council 2013 Community Meeting. Developed to support new global security regulatory demands as well as the U.S. Cybersecurity Initiative, UCFi enables Secure Configuration Management (SCM) and Configuration Auditing (CA) tools to communicate directly with Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) tools for security and compliance monitoring and reporting. Continuous monitoring enables real-time response to new security threats and compliance demands. Without an interchange format such as the UCFi, continuous monitoring and cybersecurity are siloed operations, incapable…
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View Systems Announces the Opening of Their Brazilian Operations

View Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: VSYM), a rapidly growing provider of security products for schools, event planners, banks and government institutions, announced today that they have shipped to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ViewScan Weapons Detection Systems ordered by Armorin. Last December View Systems announced that an agreement was signed with the Brazilian company Armorin, LLC. Aromorin is a security solutions and armored cars provider headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America. Armorin has been in business for over 11 years, with locations in various countries in Latin America including Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. The agreement allows Armorin to distribute the…
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Proofpoint Research Shows Cyber Attacks Differ by Industry

Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading security-as-a-service provider, released new research today that shows the volume of cyber-attacks are clearly different by industry and spread across a much wider range of industries than anticipated. Research indicated broad "longlining" attacks on pharmaceutical, retail, education, and more than 15 other sectors, as well as more focused attacks on the technology and financial service sectors. "The assumption that certain industries are more targeted by attackers than others appears legitimate, though some of the higher-scoring industries surprised us, as some don't typically consider themselves targeted," said David Knight, executive vice president, information security products…
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Verdasys and FireEye Partner to Stop Cyber Attacks

Enterprise Information Protection (EIP) leader Verdasys and FireEye, Inc., the leader in stopping today's new breed of cyber attacks, have announced an integrated security solution combining FireEye’s network with Verdasys’ endpoint defenses through the Verdasys Digital Guardian Connector for FireEye. This newly integrated solution is designed to enable security organizations to quickly investigate, confirm and stop advanced malware threats beyond the network to endpoints, such as physical and virtual laptops, desktops and servers. Available immediately, the joint Verdasys-FireEye solution leverages FireEye’s Multi-Vector Virtual Execution (MVX) engine and Verdasys' Digital Guardian platform to protect intellectual property and other sensitive data against…
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Critical Infrastructure Providers Strengthen Cybersecurity by Implementing Standards-Based PKI

GlobalSign, the enterprise SaaS Certificate Authority (CA), today announced the release of a new white paper, "How PKI Secures Critical Infrastructure Networks Against Advanced Attacks." Authored by Lila Kee, GlobalSign chief product officer and North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) board member, the paper explains how Independent Systems Operators (ISOs), which coordinate, control and monitor electrical power system operations from state to state, are using Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) standards developed by NAESB to strengthen security for their cyber-based business processes and transactions. Recent headlines and mounting evidence suggest that cyberattacks on Critical Infrastructure (CI) systems are increasing as cybercriminals…
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Cyber Security News

Senate Intelligence Committee Approves Cybersecurity Bill

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Vice Chairman Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) announced committee approval of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, a bill to improve the nation’s cybersecurity. The vote was 12-3. The legislation, authored by Feinstein and Chambliss, expands information shared about cybersecurity threats and defensive mechanisms between the government and companies and within the private sector in order to combat the rapid increase in attacks on computer systems that have resulted in the...

14-07-2014 Cyber Defense Security News

Symantec Launches Initiative To Close Cybersecurity Workforce Gap

Symantec has announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind program, the Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3), to address the global workforce gap in cybersecurity and provide new career opportunities for young adults who may not be college-bound. The program was announced as a Commitment to Action at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting by Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Symantec’s executive director of the program, Aled Miles. A pilot of the program will start in August in...

14-07-2014 Cyber Defense Security News

Lockheed Martin Integrates Cyber Security Standards into Open Source Platform

Lockheed Martin announced its successful integration of the latest cyber security standards into an open source software platform. The capability enables the unique and automated sharing of cyber threat indicators and malware between organizations and cyber sensors. This translates into faster machine-to-machine sharing of information at speeds up to 40GB/second with minimal latency. In partnership with the Open Information Security Foundation (OISF), Lockheed Martin engineers integrated the latest cyber threat communications standards into OISF’s Suricata...

08-05-2014 Cyber Defense Security News

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management System Standard Arrives

The revised BS ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and BS ISO/IEC 27002:2013 standards have been published. The standards which help businesses manage information security were first conceived at BSI, the business standards company, in the shape of BS 7799. The 2013 revision of the international standard will enable businesses of all sizes and sectors to accommodate the rapid evolution and increased complexity of managing information and the continual challenge that Cyber Security poses. How business is carried out today differs...

03-10-2013 Cyber Defense Security News

Lockheed Martin Cyber Security Programs Achieve Significant Milestones

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) achieved several significant cyber security accomplishments in slightly more than a year, solidifying the corporation's position as a leader in cyber security. As the leading provider of cyber security solutions to the Federal Government, Lockheed Martin takes an intelligence-driven defense approach to protecting the nation's most critical assets. The company has invested in partnerships with members of the Lockheed Martin Cyber Security Alliance, a team of 19 world-class commercial IT companies, and...

03-10-2013 Cyber Defense Security News

The UCF® Announces UCFinterchange to Support Cybersecurity

Unified Compliance, the premier provider of IT compliance mapping and creators of the Unified Compliance Framework® (UCF), announced UCFinterchange (UCFi) at the PCI Security Standards Council 2013 Community Meeting. Developed to support new global security regulatory demands as well as the U.S. Cybersecurity Initiative, UCFi enables Secure Configuration Management (SCM) and Configuration Auditing (CA) tools to communicate directly with Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) tools for security and compliance monitoring and reporting. Continuous monitoring enables real-time...

25-09-2013 Cyber Defense Security News

View Systems Announces the Opening of Their Brazilian Operations

View Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: VSYM), a rapidly growing provider of security products for schools, event planners, banks and government institutions, announced today that they have shipped to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ViewScan Weapons Detection Systems ordered by Armorin. Last December View Systems announced that an agreement was signed with the Brazilian company Armorin, LLC. Aromorin is a security solutions and armored cars provider headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America. Armorin has been in business...

20-09-2013 Cyber Defense Security News

Proofpoint Research Shows Cyber Attacks Differ by Industry

Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading security-as-a-service provider, released new research today that shows the volume of cyber-attacks are clearly different by industry and spread across a much wider range of industries than anticipated. Research indicated broad "longlining" attacks on pharmaceutical, retail, education, and more than 15 other sectors, as well as more focused attacks on the technology and financial service sectors. "The assumption that certain industries are more targeted by attackers than others appears legitimate...

20-09-2013 Cyber Defense Security News

Verdasys and FireEye Partner to Stop Cyber Attacks

Enterprise Information Protection (EIP) leader Verdasys and FireEye, Inc., the leader in stopping today's new breed of cyber attacks, have announced an integrated security solution combining FireEye’s network with Verdasys’ endpoint defenses through the Verdasys Digital Guardian Connector for FireEye. This newly integrated solution is designed to enable security organizations to quickly investigate, confirm and stop advanced malware threats beyond the network to endpoints, such as physical and virtual laptops, desktops and servers. Available immediately, the...

19-09-2013 Cyber Defense Security News

Critical Infrastructure Providers Strengthen Cybersecurity by Implementing Standards-Based PKI

GlobalSign, the enterprise SaaS Certificate Authority (CA), today announced the release of a new white paper, "How PKI Secures Critical Infrastructure Networks Against Advanced Attacks." Authored by Lila Kee, GlobalSign chief product officer and North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) board member, the paper explains how Independent Systems Operators (ISOs), which coordinate, control and monitor electrical power system operations from state to state, are using Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) standards developed by NAESB to strengthen...

18-09-2013 Cyber Defense Security News

AccessData Announces Interoperability with HP ArcSight

AccessData Group, a leading provider of digital forensics, cyber-security, and e-discovery software, today announced a new solution that operates with the HP ArcSight platform and is designed to deliver accelerated incident response to security threats. This new solution allows bi-directional communication between AccessData’s Cyber Intelligence & Response Technology (CIRT) platform and the HP ArcSight Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) platform. “We know that HP is committed to continual innovation in cyber security, and this new...

18-09-2013 Cyber Defense Security News

ISC8 Announces Cybersecurity SDN Strategy and Integration With Juniper Networks Contrail

ISC8® Inc. (OTCBB: ISCI), ("ISC8" or the "Company"), a provider of intelligent cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it has joined Juniper Networks SDN Technology Partner Program. As part of the program, ISC8 will integrate its cybersecurity portfolio with Juniper Networks Contrail, a standards-based and highly scalable network virtualization and intelligence solution for Software Defined Networking (SDN). Contrail speeds the development and deployment of virtualized network and security services like ISC8's Cyber adAPT® by automating traffic...

17-09-2013 Cyber Defense Security News

UK’s Federation Against Copyright Theft Combats Online Piracy with IBM Big Data Analytics

The Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) is using IBM (NYSE: IBM) Big Data intelligence analytics software to help combat piracy of intellectual property (IP) among its members. The IBM technology has helped FACT increase access to better intelligence and improves efficiency in identifying individuals and organizations that create and distribute fraudulent, copyright-infringing content in all forms. Established in 1983, FACT is dedicated to protecting the IP of its members, working with industry partners and law...

15-09-2013 Cyber Defense Security News

AT&T Accelerates Cyber Security Push

Security is serious business for AT&T*. The company today announced an expanded set of managed security solutions (MSS) and new capabilities, including the industry's first all-in-one mobile security solution to be launched later this year. AT&T, which manages 24,000 security devices and one million seats for cloud-based security services, will discuss the expansion of its cyber security portfolio at the 15th Annual AT&T Cyber Security Conference in New York City. Andy Daudelin, VP Security Services, AT&T...

12-09-2013 Cyber Defense Security News

Northrop Grumman to Develop Cyber Visualisation Tools as Part of UK Research Programme

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been retained by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to carry out a further phase of development of the N.Guru Cyber Situational Awareness System, the software application for the visualisation of cyber events for decision makers. The research project awarded by Dstl will be carried out by Northrop Grumman in partnership with the Universities of Oxford and South Wales. This work is part of the MOD's Cyber Research Programme...

09-09-2013 Cyber Defense Security News

Preparing for Notorious Cyber Attack Dates

With Cyber Attacks Surging on Patriotic Anniversaries and Holidays, Businesses Must Prepare and Protect Their Critical Infrastructures Against Threats There are several dates throughout the year that are notorious for wreaking havoc on businesses via denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, data breaches and even malware or botnet assaults. As September 11th nears, rumors about coordinated cyber attacks on American websites continue to increase. Because of these potential risks, it’s imperative that businesses tighten their network security measures now...

09-09-2013 Cyber Defense Security News

MandamusEdu To Strengthen India’s E-Defence Against Cyber Crime

The Bangalore based cyber security training institute, MandamusEdu, has entered into collaboration with India’s leading vocational training institute, Frameboxx, to create skilled talent pool for cyber security professionals in the country. "India needs highly skilled cyber warriors to safeguard the digital frontiers of the nation and this partnership with Frameboxx will help us fill the supply-demand gap for skilled talent pool and meet the real-world requirements of the ever growing Industry” said Mr. Kishan Thangali...

27-08-2013 Cyber Defense Security News

ManTech Awarded Department of Homeland Security Cyber Security Contract to Provide Continuous Diagno…

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded ManTech International Corporation (Nasdaq:MANT) a 5-year Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to provide cyber security services and integration for continuous diagnostics and mitigation across a wide range of ".gov" networks. This contract vehicle has a $6 billion ceiling and will be used to facilitate cyber security services across the U.S. government and civilian marketplace. "ManTech is proud to support DHS and associated federal agencies as they continue to...

23-08-2013 Cyber Defense Security News

Lockheed Martin Wins Role to Provide Cyber Security Services to Government Agencies

Lockheed Martin has been authorized as a provider of cyber security information technology (IT) services and tools for a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) program to defend federal and other government IT networks from threats. DHS’ Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program will make advanced cyber security tools and services available to strengthen the security of government networks. The tools will ensure that unclassified government networks will be constantly scanned for threats, defended...

22-08-2013 Cyber Defense Security News

Defendant in Romanian Cyber Crime Ring Convicted of Wire Fraud and Identification Document Fraud Con…

Following a four-day trial, a federal jury in Brooklyn yesterday returned a verdict convicting David Ojo of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and identification document fraud. The defendant was a member of an international organized crime conspiracy, operating in Romania, Bulgaria, and the United States, that defrauded victims of tens of thousands of dollars through an Internet scam. The conviction was announced by Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York...

14-08-2013 Cyber Defense Security News

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