Tag Archives: threat intelligence

FireEye to Provide Cybersecurity Defenses to Texas DIR; Pat Sheridan Quoted

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FireEye, Inc. has announced that it will offer cyber security defenses to Texas public sector agencies, under Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR), the company reported on Thursday. Through the end of 2020, FireEye security products and Mandiant Solutions services will be available to all Texas agencies, county governments, cities and school districts through DIR’s Bulk Purchase Initiative for Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solutions.

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DHS Cyber Agency to Release New Capabilities for CDM Dashboards; Judy Baltensperger Quoted

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The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency will begin deploying new capabilities for Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation dashboards in April to help federal agencies gain more insight into their cybersecurity posture, Fifth Domain reported Wednesday.

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DOJ Discusses Dark Web Legal Concerns in New Document

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The Department of Justice's (DOJ) Cybersecurity Unit has published a document that addresses the legality of certain intelligence-gathering approaches. The unit tackled methods that utilize online "dark web" forums where contributors discuss computer crimes and sell illegally obtained data, DOJ said.

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NSA Creates Cybersecurity Directorate for Nat’l Security Efforts

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The National Security Agency has established a cybersecurity directorate to consolidate the agency's cyber defense and foreign intelligence operations. NSA said Monday that the new directorate will handle information sharing and other collaborative efforts between the agency and its partner entities in an effort to streamline activities such as risk assessments and threat intelligence.

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GSA’s Dan Jacobs on How Agencies Should Approach Cloud Security

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Dan Jacobs, a security expert at the General Services Administration, said agencies should deal with cybersecurity with a focus on people and processes as they transfer workloads to the cloud, Nextgov reported Thursday. “Many of the problems we face as a security community aren’t actually technical problems at all,” he said Tuesday at a lunch hosted by Symantec.

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La’Naia Jones: Security Coordination Center Helps IC Agencies Share Cyber Threat Intelligence

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La’Naia Jones, deputy chief information officer of the Intelligence Community, discussed how the Security Coordination Center facilitates the sharing of cyber threat intelligence and information on malware among IC agencies, Federal News Network reported Tuesday.

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FireEye Study Shows Decline in China-Linked Cyber Intrusions Since Mid-2014

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A FireEye analysis has found that the volume of cyber attacks by China-based hacking groups on government and commercial networks in the U.S. and 25 other target countries has declined since mid-2014. FireEye said in its “Redline Drawn: China Recalculates Its Use of Cyber Espionage” report the decline coincided with China’s efforts to centralize domestic cyber …

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