Information Assurance

NSP acquires Summit Solutions, names new CEO

National Security Partners' acquisition of Summit Solution expands its cybersecurity footprint.

Can you help agency CIOs meet their new job description?

OMB Director Jacob Lew released new marching orders for agency CIOs. What areas does he want them to focus on?

13 contractors targeted in massive cyber espionage campaign

McAfee's report says 72 organizations, including 13 contractors, have been compromised, and petabytes of sensitive data have been stolen. Some experts suspect China as the culprit.

US-CERT director resigns

Randy Vickers, head of the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, has reportedly resigned.

Raytheon unit moves to Phase 2 of DARPA net upgrades

Raytheon BBN Technologies will create architectures, protocols and network devices that will improve network capabilities and integrity for tactical military units.

Booz Allen military e-mails hacked

The contractor becomes the latest victim of the AntiSec hacking campaign, which claims it downloaded thousands of military e-mails and password hashes.

TASC builds portfolio with first acquisition

TASC Inc. adds cloud computing skills and deeper capabilities in cybersecurity offerings.

Lockheed hit by cyber attack

Despite the severity of the attack, Lockheed Martin and the Defense Department say that little damage was done.

Raytheon gets Air Force order for secure communications units

Raytheon Co. will supply the Air Force with almost 2,000 additional encrypted communications systems that will cost the military branch $20.7 million.

Bin Laden's encrpyted data may be unreadable

One expert says good encryption could keep Osama bin Laden's data unreadable, but others say the Navy SEALs were prepared for extraction.

4 contractors unveil path to trusted digital ID credentials

A quartet of contractors is combining their IT know-how to work on an initiative designed to protect the nation's infrastructure and further secure digital identification credentials.

DOD revises cyber budget upward by $1 billion

To buoy network security adequately, the Defense Department is requesting another $1 billion to cover activities previously left out.

IBM, Juniper launch mobile security team

Juniper brings its technology and IBM its man-power and might to bring mobile security options to the enterprise.

Avoid WikiLeaks, White House tells contractors and employees

The Office of Management and Budget is informing federal contractors and employers that unless they have the appropriate authorizations they must not view the WikiLeaks documents. But reading news stories about the leaked cables is OK, OMB says.

VA vendors warned to meet certification requirements

The Veterans Affairs Department recently sent out a warning letter to vendors who handle personal information for the department that they need to strengthen compliance with data security rules.

Lockheed helps HHS build out digital health records and exchanges

Lockheed Martin Corp. will help the Health and Human Services Department accelerate the establishment of digital health records and secure health information exchanges as a result of two new HHS contracts that have a combined value of $9 million.

Lack of attention invites cybersecurity breaches

Verizon report finds not enough attention paid to security practices, analysis and the 'human factor.'