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John Pellegrino: Military, Industry, Academic Leaders Brainstorm on Cyber Defenses

cybersecurityThe U.S. Army Research Laboratory has been collaborating with private organizations to form strategies to guard military information technology networks against security risks, Federal Times reported Wednesday.

Adam Stone writes that defense and industry leaders have exchange ideas in cybersecurity through forums or roundtable discussions.

“We are all looking at cyber protection together to come up with some fundamentals that will hopefully help us to make our networks more robust,” said John Pellegrino, head of the Cyber Security Research Alliance, according to Federal Times.

The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development’s cyber department has sponsored a forum to bring together innovators, contractors and military personnel.

Dwayne Melancon. chief technology officer at software company Tripwire, recently met with cybersecurity experts to brief the U.S. military on a range of security threats and technologies.

“We talked a lot about other projects, how we have implemented on what kinds of systems,” Melanchon said, according to Stone’s article.

“They are not looking for a specific product. They are looking for other industries that are facing similar problems. They want to look at what is happening outside their own world,” he added.

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