Archive: Cyber

Raytheon, Saudi Aramco In Cyber Security Joint Venture

Saudi Arabia’s national oil company and Raytheon [RTN] have agreed to establish a joint venture that will provide cyber security services in the Kingdom and the region, according to Saudi Aramco. Saudi Aramco, which is teaming with Raytheon’s Saudi Arabia subsidiary, said the joint venture will provide services to the energy company, suppliers, customers and […]

Leonardo Says Cyber Attacks On Assets Up 110 Percent From 2016 Through 2018

Leonardo’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) convened cyber security experts on Dec. 13 in Rome for a Cyber Shield exercise, as the company said that cyber attacks on company assets were up 110 percent between 2016 and this year.  Leonardo said that the “exponential” growth in such attacks has put a premium on “expert-level training” […]

IG Says DoD Not Properly Protecting Technical Missile Defense Info

A Defense Department Inspector General (IG) report released Dec. 14 said officials are not consistently implementing security controls to protect ballistic missile defense system (BMDS) technical information. The IG found officials at unspecified agencies “did not consistently implement security controls and processes to protect BMDS technical information.” The report,  Security Controls at DoD Facilities for Protecting […]

AIA Issues Baseline Cyber Security Standards For Aerospace And Defense Industry

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) on Thursday released a risk-based cyber security standard aimed giving companies in the aerospace and defense industry set of baseline security controls that can evolve with changing threats and provide a shared comfort level within the industry and government that accepted cyber security practices are being achieved. The National Aerospace […]

DoD Receives ‘D’ Grade On Latest IT Scorecard, Agencies Improve Overall Performance

The Pentagon no longer has a failing grade for technology acquisition, by a slim margin, receiving a “D+” on the latest version of a congressional scorecard that showed overall improvement across federal agencies in software licensing management and cost savings from data center consolidation. DoD’s latest grade on the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act […]

Pentagon Tech Leaders Offer Details To House Panel On New AI Center’s Mission

Top Pentagon technology officials told a House armed services panel Tuesday the department’s new artificial intelligence center is open and focused on scaling up current commercial  and military capabilities needed to spur big data projects and match increasingly massive AI investments from peer competitors. Lawmakers on the Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee pressed Dana Deasy, […]

House Panel Finds Massive Equifax Breach Was ‘Entirely Preventable’

A new report from House Oversight Committee says the massive Equifax [EFX] data breach, which affected 148 million Americans, was “entirely preventable” and new reforms are required to better protect consumer information. The report, released on Monday, says the Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) failed to fully patch its systems after discovering a software flaw and […]

DoD Proposes Rule To Eliminate Lowest Price Technically Acceptable For IT Acquisition

The Pentagon is looking to implement a new procurement rule that would block contracting officers from prioritizing the lowest price technically acceptable (LPTA) when considering IT purchases, the department said in a Tuesday Federal Register notice. The potential rule change would follow through on provisions included in the last two defense authorization bills urging the […]

TSA Releases Cyber Security Roadmap To Guide Efforts To Protect IT, Transportation Systems

On the heels of a new national cyber security strategy, the Transportation Security Administration on Tuesday released its own roadmap for protecting its information technology (IT) and the transportation system from cyber threats. The TSA Cybersecurity Roadmap “defines clear pathways to integrate and improve the TSA’s cybersecurity posture, safeguard the nation’s transportation systems, and build […]

Huntington Ingalls Acquires Cyber Security Firm G2 To Expand Services Business

Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII] on Monday said it has acquired the cyber security firm G2 Inc., which will be part of the company’s Technical Solutions division that was stood up in late 2016 following the acquisition of government services provider Camber Corp. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. G2 has about 130 employees, most of […]