Tag Archives: cyber security

DARPA wants to watch you type

Foreign Policy — DARPA is getting serious about one of the issues that cyber-security professionals inside and outside government regularly bemoan: the relative inability of weak passwords to protect…anything. To overcome the fact that passwords can be stolen or hacked — and don’t necessarily protect a computer once the authorized user is logged on — […]

Defense bill would require contractors to notify DoD of cyber intrusions

Foreign Policy — In case you missed it, buried inside the 2013 defense authorization bill is a clause that would require defense contractors to notify the Pentagon any time they have suffered a “successful penetration.” Section 936 of the bill requires that the Pentagon “establish a process” for defense contractors that have classified information on […]

On Lockheed Martin campus, tech-savvy students build on cybersecurity 101

Ever heard of a “white-hat” hacker? Or a “denial of service” attack? If you haven’t, don’t worry: These high school students have you covered. More than 100 tech-savvy teens from across Maryland came to Lockheed Martin’s Gaithersburg campus to talk about cybersecurity. “We desperately need your help,” U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Md.) told them […]

MarketWatch | Northrop Grumman Awarded Cybersecurity Contract

Cloud-Based Information Management Contract Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a cybersecurity contract to develop, integrate and sustain cloud-based information repositories in an integrated product development team environment with the government. The competitively awarded, multimillion-dollar contract from the Maryland Procurement Office is for one year with four additional option years. “The win is a major […]

Politico l Cyberthreats turn into megabucks for defense companies

As Congress boosts spending on cybersecurity and mulls over new data safety requirements on private industry, some companies stand to get rich. Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman and other defense and tech companies have been lobbying Capitol Hill about the growing cyberthreats to national security and corporate America, but they also make millions of dollars […]

Washington Post l Pentagon to expand cybersecurity program for defense contractors

The Pentagon is expanding and making permanent a trial program that teams the government with Internet carriers to protect defense firms’ computer networks against massive data theft by foreign adversaries. It is part of a larger effort to broaden the sharing of classified and unclassified cyberthreat data between the government and industry in what Defense […]

Washington Post l NSA’s Gen. Alexander: Companies should be required to fortify networks against cyberattack

Gen. Keith Alexander, the head of the nation’s largest spy agency and its cyberwarfare command, is urging adoption of legislation to require companies providing critical services such as power and transportation to fortify their computer networks against cyber attacks. Though he did not specify a particular bill, Alexander, commander of the U.S. Cyber Command and […]

UPI l SAIC opening cyber security center

A research and development center for cybersecurity in Australia is on the board for U.S. company Science Applications International Corp. The center will be in Melbourne and is part of SAIC’s larger plan to expand its presence in the country, it said. “SAIC’s research efforts in Melbourne will enable us to offer innovative products and […]

WIRED l DHS, Not NSA, Should Lead Cybersecurity, Pentagon Official Says

In the midst of an ongoing turf battle over how big a role the National Security Agency should play in securing the nation’s critical infrastructure, a Defense Department official asserted on Wednesday that the military’s controversial intelligence agency should take a backseat to the Department of Homeland Security in this regard. “Obviously, there are amazing […]