Tag Archives: network security

USMC Seeks Network Activity Monitoring Concepts for Insider Threat Mitigation Pilot

Network Security

The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) has released a solicitation seeking potential sources of user activity monitoring technologies that can help the Department of Defense (DoD) manage possible threats across its unclassified and classified networks. According to the draft performance work statement, USMC's insider threat initiative covers UAM activities on Marine Corps Enterprise Networks at the non-classified and secret internet protocol levels.

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Applied Insight Acquires Bridges, Baird Serves as Exclusive Financial Advisor

Baird

Applied Insight has acquired Bridges, a portfolio company of The Acacia Group and provider of cybersecurity, network engineering and big data analytics solutions for the Intelligence Community (IC). Under the transaction, Baird served as exclusive financial advisor to Bridges. “This is a true game changer because it means we can now deliver end-to-end hybrid and multicloud solutions, from infrastructure to actionable insight,” said Dede Dascalu, CEO of Applied Insight.

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NSA Posts Cybersecurity Paper on Remediating Outdated Network Encryption Protocols

Credential Theft

The National Security Agency (NSA) has warned about risks posed by obsolete encryption protocols and offered a cybersecurity information sheet for identifying and replacing outdated Transport Layer Security or Secure Sockets Layer configurations that could be used for decryption and exploitation of sensitive data.

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DISA Deploys Cloud-Based Internet Browsing Tool for Remote Employees; Angela Landress Quoted

Network Security

Angela Landress, chief of defensive cyber operations at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), said her office is working to fortify network security through efforts such as implementing a new cloud-based browsing tool. “When you’re in a government facility around your co-workers you’re held to a standard and your security strategy is always reinforced,” said Landress.

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Lumen Expands Partnership with Zoom to Advance Collaboration Platforms; Shaun Andrews Quoted

Shaun Andrews

Lumen Technologies and Zoom have expanded their partnership to combine technology capabilities and communications expertise. The companies will deliver ‘Zoom delivered by Lumen’ to enable businesses to advance virtual communications by combining Lumen’s speed and reliability with Zoom's collaboration solutions. Zoom delivered by Lumen will unify Lumen's embedded network security capabilities with Zoom's built-in security features to advance businesses’ security features. 

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Kevin Cox: CDM Program Helps COVID-19 Response Agencies Counter Cyber Attacks

Kevin Cox

Kevin Cox, program manager for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program, said that having the necessary systems in place has enabled CDM to assist agencies that play a key role in the federal government’s COVID-19 response efforts to fight against cyber attacks during the pandemic. 

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