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DISA to Shift DoD Cyber Threat Detection System to ‘Endpoint Security Solutions’

The Defense Information Systems Agency plans to integrate tools into the Defense Department‘s Host Based Security System cyber threat detection platform to support the transition to a new cybersecurity network defense approach. DISA said Tuesday HBSS will evolve into Endpoint Security Solutions through a multi-year effort that will include product life-cycle updates and the addition of …

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GAO: DoD Should Monitor National Guard’s Cyber Response Capabilities Through a Database

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Defense Department to maintain a database to keep track of National Guard’s emergency response capabilities in support of civil agencies during a cyber attack. GAO said in a report published Tuesday DoD should also carry out a “tier 1” exercise that would involve combatant commanders and organizations …

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Defense One: CSIS Target of Russia-Linked APT Hacking Group

A hacking group linked to the Kremlin has targeted the Center for Strategic and International Studies and several other Washington think tanks that conduct research into Russia’s policy initiatives, Defense One reported Monday. Patrick Tucker writes that Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder and chief technology officer of security firm CrowdStrike, told Defense One the company …

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MeriTalk: 90% of Federal IT Managers Link Big Data Analytics Adoption to Decline in Cyber Breaches

A new MeriTalk study has found that 90 percent of federal information technology executives say their agencies have experienced a drop in security breaches such as insider threats and malware driven by the adoption of big data analytics. The report titled “Navigating the Cybersecurity Equation” is underwritten by Cloudera and is based on …

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DHS Offers Online Cyber Courses to Veterans Via Federal Virtual Training Environment

The Department of Homeland Security has begun to provide online cybersecurity training courses to retired uniformed personnel, Nextgov reported Friday. Aliya Sternstein writes DHS offers on-demand classes in mobile security, malware analysis and ethical hacking to veterans through the Federal Virtual Training Environment. Retired servicemembers that seek to gain professional …

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