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The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA), an industry group which advocates for laws to promote “more efficient and effective spectrum utilization,” announced April 16 that Cisco Systems, Swarm Technologies, and UTStarcom have joined the Alliance.






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Vector Launch, Virgin Orbit, and VOX Space are the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s (DARPA) qualifying competitors for the Launch Challenge, which aims to enable the military to launch on-demand small payloads into space. DARPA awarded $400,000 to each competitor that completed the qualification phase, and now the competitors will attempt to launch to low-Earth […] […]

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a Malware Analysis Report (MAR) on Wednesday warning industry about cyberattacks from the Lazarus Group, which is widely believed to be backed by the North Korean government.






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The American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) announced today that Dave Wennergren, will assume the role of ACT-IAC CEO on May 13.






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CenturyLink announced that NASA awarded the company a task order on the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract, marking the first such task order on the EIS contract.






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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will host its second annual Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI) summit in Detroit, July 15–17. ERI – a five-year, upwards of $1.5 billion investment to develop a specialized, secure, and automated electronics industry – has created collaborations among the defense industrial base, private electronics sectors, and academic researchers. DARPA […] […]

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The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) gave a 12-month provisional authorization to the Project Host Federal Private Cloud (PJHFPC) on April 1. PJHFPC is a platform as a service private cloud that hosts Impact Level 5 (IL5) controlled unclassified information data, and it has systems and services that manage access control, authentication, auditing, monitoring, scanning, […] […]

As Tax Day approaches, Proofpoint called attention to an increase in tax-related malware and phishing campaigns in a blog post on Wednesday.






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FTI Consulting has announced the appointment of Ronald Yearwood as a senior managing director based in San Francisco and charge with developing the firm’s cybersecurity practice on the West Coast.






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Information systems trade group ISACA has appointed David Samuelson chief executive officer. He held CEO titles at GreaterGood, and Pinpoint Learning.






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In welcoming the start of April, also known as Supply Chain Integrity Month, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and Defense Department are collaborating to promote supply chain security and risk management policies and practices. CISA, which is a component of the Department of Homeland Security, said […] […]

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A survey released by cybersecurity technology provider Venafi of 517 IT security professionals finds that 73 percent of those believe that countries with government-mandated encryption backdoors are more susceptible to nation-state attacks. “This is not rocket science; backdoors inevitably create vulnerabilities that can be exploited by malicious actors,” said Kevin Bocek, a vice president at […] […]

Reps. John Katko, R-N.Y., Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., and Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Penn., introduced a bill yesterday to create a 35-person advisory committee within the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency so that cyber professionals across different industries can help make suggestions on cybersecurity policies and programs. The National Technology Security Coalition, […] […]

Cyber Security Brainstorm

In a report released Wednesday, Kaspersky Lab found that malicious activity targeting industrial control systems (ICS) impacted nearly half (47.2 percent) of all computers under its protection in 2018, up from 44 percent in 2017.






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On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, better known as Europol, met with the European Cybercrime Centre Advisory Groups on Financial Services, Internet Security and Communication Providers to discuss phishing attacks and how to fight and prevent them.






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President Trump on March 26 said he was extending by one year–to April 2020–the national emergency regarding cybersecurity threats that was declared by President Obama in 2015 under Executive Order 13694, and amended in 2016 by Executive Order 13757.






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