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C4I for Wed., May 3, 2017, Vol. #, Issue #.

Joyce Reiterates Administration Cyber Priorities, Executive Order Close

Robert Joyce, the White House Cybersecurity Coordinator, reiterated previous statements on the administration’s cyber security priorities on April 24 and also said the long-expected cyber security executive order was coming out soon with the right timing.Speaking for the first time since joining the administration, Joyce said on April 24 at the Georgetown International Conference on…

Air Force Starts Own Bug Bounty Program

U.S. Air Force officials announced April 26 the start of a new Defense Department “bug bounty” program directed at the service to find cyber vulnerabilities in public-facing websites.This new bug bounty, dubbed “Hack the Air Force,” is part of the Cyber Secure campaign sponsored by the Air Force Chief Information Office and expands of the…

NATO Reveals First Bids Under Tech Refresh

Senior NATO officials briefed North American and European industry representatives on April 24 on the first bid invitations set to be launched in September as part of part of the alliance’s nearly $3.3 billion tech refresh, NATO said April 25.The briefing occurred on April 24 at the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency’s major conference,…

NATO Extends Industry Cyber Coalition Further With RSA

The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency signed an Industry Partnership Agreement (IPA) on cyber information sharing with Dell subsidiary RSA Security on the margins of the NITEC17 conference, the agency said April 25.RSA is the 12th industry partner and third in 2017 to join the series of agreements between NATO and industry partners that aims to improve their…

Trend Micro Releases Report On Malicious Cyber Actor, Includes French Candidate As Target

Cyber security firm Trend Micro released a report on April 25 about the activities of one of the two malicious cyber actors that hacked into Democratic Party computer systems in the 2016 U.S. election.“Two Years of Pawn Storm: Examining an Increasingly Relevant Threat,” looks at the past two years of activities of the group known…

Report: FireEye Says Chinese Hackers Attacking South Korea Over THAAD Deployment

FireEye [FEYE] found two cyber groups linked to China’s military and intelligence agencies have recently launched attacks on South Korea’s government after South Korea said it would deploy the THAAD missile defense system, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal April 21.FireEye’s director of cyberespionage analysis, John Hultquist, told the publication that normal…

Wyden Urges Senate To Adopt Two-Factor Authentication Cyber Security Practices

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on April 20 urged the heads of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration to direct the Senate Sergeant at Arms to require two-factor authentication as a basic cyber security measure for Senate information technology (IT) systems.In a letter to Sens. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), the chairman and ranking member,…

GD Wins $47 Million U.S. Navy IT Contract

The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics [GD] a $47 million five year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for task orders to provide various information technology services and management to several Navy commands.The contract calls for the placement of firm-fixed-price and firm-fixed-price level-of-effort task orders to provide program management, information technology architecture and engineering, meteorology and oceanography information technology…

Rockwell Collins Wins DARPA Cyber Security Contract For New Platforms

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Rockwell Collins [COL] with a contract to provide cyber resilience in military systems, the company said April 24.Rockwell Collins and partners Galois, Data 61, HRL, and the University of Minnesota developed mathematics-based development methods to secure platforms against cyber attacks under DARPA’s High Assurance Cyber Military Systems (HACMS) program. HACMS…

Leidos And Fortinet Sign Agreement For Managed Security Services

Leidos [LDOS] and Fortinet [FTNT] signed a partnership agreement allowing Leidos to act as an expert service provider for the Fortinet Security Fabric portfolio, Leidos said April 25.Under this agreement Leidos will become the largest managed security service provider (MSSP) organization authorized to offer the Fortinet Security Information Event Management (FortiSIEM) services. FortiSIEM is geared…

FireEye Announces Two Changes In Cyber Security Product Availability

The cyber security firm FireEye [FEYE] on April 20 announced the changing availability of two products, Continuous Guidance and Helix.Continuous Guidance is a new service tier of FireEye as a Service (FaaS). The product leverages company analysts to detect and respond to cyber threats quickly in order to minimize potential business impacts of attacks.The company…