The White House has issued a national security memorandum aimed at countering cyberattacks against critical national infrastructure, which it describes as “among the most significant and growing issues confronting our Nation”.
Keyfactor acquires Redtrust amid plans for European expansion
US-based digital identity company Keyfactor is going international with the acquisition of Spanish firm RedTrust.
AIG appoints new CIO
AIG has announced that from September 4, John P. Repko will take over from current CIO Martha Gallo, who is leaving the company.
US mulls offensive cyber action
The country needs creative new ways to punish nations if they launch the devastating attacks that are within their grasp. The need for options to strike back at cyber-aggressors is obvious — and urgent.
MacB acquisition to expand Alion’s “electronic warfare” capabilities, among others
Alion has announced that it will acquire MacB, a provider of engineering and technology solutions and services for U.S. national security missions.
Integrity Applications Incorporated acquires Dependable Global Solutions
Integrity Applications Incorporated, a portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners, has announced the acquisition of Dependable Global Solutions.
Insurer: computer and electronic crime rider doesn’t cover bank’s $2M+ cyberattack losses
Following two separate cyberattacks in eight months, The National Bank of Blacksburg is suing its insurance provider, which has determined that the bank’s computer and electronic crime rider does not apply.
Accenture appoints new cyber threat intelligence lead
Accenture has announced that Howard Marshall, formerly of the FBI, will be joining the company as the new intelligence director for its cyber threat intelligence services.
White House appoints federal CISO
The White House has appointed Grant Schneider as the second federal CISO, following his predecessor’s departure in January 2017.
U.S. National Intelligence Director: “the warning lights are blinking red”
U.S. National Intelligence Chief Dan Coats has warned that national infrastructure “is literally under attack”, showing warning signs comparable to those seen before 9/11.