Cybersecurity

Bipartisan Senate Group Presents New Cybersecurity Education Bill

Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., and John Thune, R-S.D., have introduced a bill that aims to fortify the country's cybersecurity education and workforce. The Harvesting American Cybersecurity Knowledge through Education or HACKED Act would support cybersecurity education programs led by certain agencies, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation said Monday.

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USAF Cyber Unit Launches Effort to Simplify Cyber Systems

Air Force Cyber, also known as the 16th Air Force, has commenced an effort to boost the efficiency of tools within cyber weapon systems. The 12N12 program, launched in July, seeks to consolidate tools that analysts use to support cyberspace missions by July 1 next year, the U.S. Air Force said Tuesday.

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Perspecta Labs’ SecureSmart Designated a 2019 Cyber Catalyst Solution; Petros Mouchtaris Quoted

Perspecta announced on Thursday that Perspecta Labs SecureSmart critical infrastructure monitoring solution has been designated a 2019 Cyber CatalystSM solution. Only 17 solutions have received designation out of more than 150 cybersecurity products that were submitted. 

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Katie Arrington: Awareness Key to Fortifying Defense Industrial Base’s Cybersecurity Posture

Katie Arrington, chief information security officer of the Department of Defense’s acquisition policy office, has said that a “change of culture” in government acquisition is necessary to prevent theft by foreign adversaries, Cyberscoop reported Wednesday.

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CIA’s Andrew Hallman: Intell Community Should Use New Tools to Counter Cyber Threats

Andrew Hallman, deputy director for digital innovation at the CIA, has said the U.S. intelligence community must further develop infrastructure for cyber threat analysis efforts through the adoption of machine learning and automated intelligence tools. He told audience at 2018 Defense Intelligence Agency Department of Defense Intelligence Information System Worldwide Conference held Tuesday …

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Stacey Dixon Stresses Importance of Machine Learning in Predicting Cyber Attacks

Stacey Dixon, newly appointed director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, has said leveraging machine learning capabilities will help the intelligence community predict cyber attacks, Fifth Domain reported Thursday. Dixon noted in an Intelligence Matters podcast that IARPA has procured predictive analytics programs that use physical or analytical indicators …

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GSA to Update Identity Protection, Breach Response SIN on Professional Services Schedule

The General Services Administration has announced plans to clarify certain definitions and implement changes to a special item number for identity protection and data breach response services on the Professional Services Schedule, Nextgov reported Friday. GSA proposed to clarify the definitions of “enrollee” and “impacted individual” and eliminate data breach …

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