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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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Reuters: Federal Reserve Records Reveal More Than 50 Cyber Breaches in 2011-15

The U.S. Federal Reserve has recorded more than 50 cybersecurity breaches from 2011 through 2015, Reuters reported Wednesday. Reuters obtained Federal Reserve records which cover cyber attacks that affected the Board of Governors since it is subject to public records laws, Jason Lange and Dustin Volz wrote. The central bank’s national cybersecurity team identified majority …

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Panetta, Dempsey Comment on Chuck Hagel’s Confirmation Hearings

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told the Senate Armed Services Committee that Chuck Hagel is “absolutely” ready to replace him, according to a American Forces Press Service article. During the January 31 confirmation hearing, Panetta said, “I think he’s got good experience with regards to public service. He understands the issues …

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NSA Chief: Military’s Next Internet in the Cloud

Instead of hiding from cloud computing for security reasons, the director of the National Security Agency said Wednesday the military must tie its networks and software to the cloud to better secure its computers. Army Gen. Keith Alexander, who also serves as director of U.S. Cyber Command, told attendees at …

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