Archive: Cyber

Russian Hackers May Be Targeting U.S. Military, Defense Contractors In Phishing Campaign, FireEye Says

The U.S. military, defense contractors, government agencies, think tanks, the media and others are being targeted in wave of spear phishing emails potentially launched by a Russian hacker group, researchers with the cyber security firm FireEye [FEYE] say in a new blog post. FireEye detected the spear phishing on Nov. 20, saying the activity is […]

Global Cyber Alliance Releases Tool To Track DMARC Email Security Implementation

The Global Cyber Alliance released a new tool Monday that allows companies to track the success of security protocols used to protect email domains from malicious ‘spoofing’ threats. GCA’s tool allows users to measure the deployment of their Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (DMARC) email security standards against other companies and governments across half […]

Raytheon, Palantir To Test Software For Navy’s Future Logistics System

The Navy has awarded Raytheon [RTN] and Palantir contracts to test their software offerings for potential use in the service’s next-generation logistics system, officials announced last Wednesday. Both companies are tasked with forming a prototype Integrated Data Environment (IDE) from their respective software architecture as part of the Naval Operational Business Logistics Enterprise (NOBLE) program. […]

Cyber Security Industry Leader Sees Satellites At Top Threat Vector

Satellite communications are the “number one threat vector” for cyber hackers in the world at the moment and it’s a space where the sector is also lacking in providers of cyber security solutions, Dave DeWalt, one of the cyber security industry’s leaders, said on Thursday. DeWalt, who was chairman and CEO of FireEye [FEYE] from […]

Industry Officials Urge Senate Panel To Push Pentagon On Addressing Cyber Protection Priorities

Cyber security industry officials told a Senate panel on Wednesday the Pentagon should embrace more aggressive cyber hunting and automated threat detection capabilities to better protect its networks with the private sector’s improved technology. During the Senate Armed Services Cybersecurity subcommittee hearing, witnesses from industry told lawmakers the Department of Defense should consider further procurement […]

DHS, DoD Officials Say New Cyber Security Partnership Bearing Results

A recent agreement between the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security on better detailing roles and responsibilities in protecting the homeland from cyber threats and improving the sharing of related information is already paying dividends and is helping to close to uncover potential security gaps, officials from the departments said on Wednesday. “The good thing […]

GAO Denies Oracle’s Protest Of Pentagon’s $10 Billion JEDI Cloud Contract

Oracle’s [ORCL] protest of the Pentagon’s $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract has been denied, with the Government Accountability Office ruling the department’s decision to go with a single-award approach complies with procurement standards. Ralph White, GAO’s managing associate general counsel for procurement law, announced the decision Thursday allowing DoD to move forward with […]

Congress Approves Changing DHS Directorate Into Cyber Security Agency

The House on Tuesday evening unanimously approved a bill to change the Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a name change several years in the making that recognizes the mission and operational role the directorate has in helping to safeguard the nation’s critical […]

After Cyber Breaches, OPM Still Has Open Security Recommendations, GAO Warns

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which suffered cyber intrusions discovered in 2015 that compromised personnel records and files on background investigations of more than 25 million people, has implemented most of the Government Accountability Office’s 80 recommendations to strengthen its security posture but more than a third remain open, the auditing agency says in […]