Archive: IIOT Cyber

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Commerce Agency, Energy Sector Collaborating On Cyber Protections

A Commerce Department agency, energy sector and technology providers are partnering in a new initiative aimed at finding solutions for protecting critical assets used in the generation, transmission and distribution of power. The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), part of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, has initiated a new project, Energy Sector Asset […]

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Thales To Acquire Gemalto In Acceleration Of Digital Security Strategy

France’s Thales on Sunday said it has agreed to acquire Gemalto, a provider of a range of digital security solutions and capabilities, in a $5.7 billion deal to accelerate its strategy around digital technologies and data security. Thales beat out France-based Atos, a European information technology services provider, which previously made an unsolicited $5.1 billion […]

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Army Enlists IBM’s Watson To Streamline Logistics, Vehicle Maintenance

In renewing its deal with IBM [IBM] for could computing services, the Army plans to enlist the company’s Watson artificial intelligence to gather and analyze data directly from combat vehicles and use the information to streamline maintenance schedules. A continuation of the Army’s Logistics Support Activity (LOGSA), the $135 million contract represents a 33-month extension […]

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Symantec Selling Website Security Solutions To DigiCert

Symantec [SYMC] and DigiCert Inc. on Wednesday said they have agreed to DigiCert acquiring Symantec’s website security and PKI solutions for $950 million in cash and a 30 percent stake in DigiCert, a deal that expands its talent and capabilities in website security. Utah-based DigiCert said the acquisition will allow it to take advantage of […]

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Senators Introduce Bill To Improve Security Of Internet Of Things

A group of Democratic and Republican senators on Tuesday introduced legislation aimed at improving the cyber security of online devices, commonly called the Internet of Things (IoT). The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 directs that the vendors that supply the federal government with IOT devices must ensure they can be patched, don’t […]