Tag Archives: cyberattacks

Accenture Federal Services Lands $112M CISA Task Order For FCEB Cybersecurity Support; Aaron Faulkner Quoted

Aaron Faulkner

Accenture Federal Services (AFS) announced on Friday that the company secured a potential, five-year $112 million prime task order by the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to protect the Federal Civilian Executive Branch (FCEB) systems against cyberattacks.

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Maria Roat, Deputy Federal CIO, Discusses Federal IT Modernization

Maria Roat

Maria Roat, deputy federal chief information officer (CIO) and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, recently discussed how developing emerging technologies, such as quantum computing, could invalidate encryption methodologies in the future. She added that federal systems must evolve to support innovation. Roat noted that investing in modern zero-trust security architectures and flexible, scalable cloud-solutions is essential to agencies. 

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Accenture Acquires Context Information Security to Accelerate U.K., International Security; Kelly Bissell, Nick Taylor Quoted

Accenture has acquired Context Information Security, a leading cyber defense consultancy, to accelerate growth of Accenture Security in the U.K. and across the globe, the company announced on Friday.

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MeriTalk Study: Threat Monitoring & Protection Automation Could Save Federal Govt $5B Annually

A new MeriTalk study estimates the federal government can save up to $5 billion in annual cybersecurity funds through optimized threat monitoring, correlation and protection automation. The report titled “Pedal to the Metal: Mitigating New Threats Faster with Rapid Intel and Automation” is underwritten by Palo Alto Networks and is based on an online survey of …

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House Lawmakers Urge FTC to Address Consumer Concerns Over Internet of Things Security

Reps. Frank Pallone (D-New Jersey) and Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois) have called on the Federal Trade Commission to oversee manufacturers’ efforts to secure connected devices and protect consumers from cyber attacks. Pallone and Schakowsky told FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez in a joint letter published Thursday that FTC should urge manufacturers to patch vulnerabilities and require consumers to change default …

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