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Jul 02, 2014 By Jean-Paul Bergeaux In Blog

Roll Out The Red Carpet: Cyber Attack Defenders Premiers Second Video in “Hacked: The Series”

On June 12th, Cyber Attack Defenders hosted a red-carpet premier of the second video in “Hacked: The Series” at the Tower Club in Tysons Corner, VA. The event brought out the who’s who of the cyber security community, which included executives from McAfee, NetApp, RiverBed, RSA, Forescout, Securonix, Vormetric and VMware, and much...

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Jun 27, 2014 By Jean-Paul Bergeaux In Blog

Truly Enhance Your Cyber Security Infrastructure

Infomercials are infamous for claiming that their product will replace all other prior products you have, and that it will be the last ones you’ll ever need. Most people, however, react with an eye roll.  Along with many government customers, I certainly roll my eyes when I hear the same thing from the latest “hot” security vendor.  So...

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Jun 25, 2014 By Wallace Sann In Blog

Crawl, Walk and Run

Any battle-tested war fighter or information security practitioner would agree that “you can’t protect/defend, what you can’t see.” The most critical step of information security initiatives such as Continuous Monitoring (CM), Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation (CDM), Comply-to-Connect (CtC), SAN 20 Critical Security Controls (CSC),...

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Jun 20, 2014 By Lee Vorthman In Blog

Staying Ahead of the Insider Threat

Snowden. Target. Nordstrom’s. E-bay. High-profile insider and outsider attacks over the past year have made companies and Federal agencies more aware than ever of the risk to their networks and data. This doesn’t mean they’re prepared to stop attacks – it just means that they have a greater understanding of what can happen and what’s...

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Jun 13, 2014 By Scott Montgomery In Blog

Q&A: Scott Montgomery, CTO Public Sector for McAfee, Emerging Threats for Government and More

The federal cyber security landscape is very complex. From the rise of ransomware to budget and resource challenges that each agency faces, it is not easy to establish and maintain a security posture that is effective 24/7. Cyber Attack Defenders recently sat down with Scott Montgomery, CTO Public Sector for McAfee, to discuss the latest...

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Jun 11, 2014 By James McCabe In Blog

Mitigating Fears of Cloud Adoption

Bringing a new level of performance and efficiency to the federal arena, cloud computing is on the rise – though, with this comes security concerns.  Due to data no longer residing fully on-site, one significant apprehension point is the “blurry lines” that define the actual security perimeter. As highlighted in this Vormetric blog post...

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Jun 09, 2014 By Jean-Paul Bergeaux In Blog

Two Malware Driven Networks Reinforce Urgent Need to Run Security Tests

Last week, two hacker networks were seized by international law enforcement agencies. The malware-driven network, called “Gameover Zeus,” lifted banking credentials from up to 1 million infected Microsoft Windows computers. Using Cryptolocker malware, the second network took command of more than 234,000 computers, demanding ransom payments to...

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Jun 05, 2014 By Jean-Paul Bergeaux In Blog

New Study: 97 Percent of All Networks Have Been Breached

In the world of cybersecurity, we all live under the auspices that network breaches are very common.  However, in the past, we have mainly had professional surveys and educated estimates of how many organizations have been impacted by cyber threats. That is until now.  FireEye’s recent cybersecurity assessment report, which monitored 1,614...

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Jun 03, 2014 By Lee Vorthman In Blog

Cyber Security’s Night Cap

What keeps agency leaders up at night? After locking their own doors, do their minds turn to securing their agency networks in a tough budget environment? We are living in an age where doing more with less has become the norm rather than the exception. How to maintain secure agency networks in this environment has many federal leaders’ minds...

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May 30, 2014 By Ken Kartsen In Blog

Q&A: Ken Kartsen, Vice President of Federal Sales at McAfee, Discusses Need for Comprehensive Cyber Solutions for Federal Government

Technologies evolve rapidly and new attacks are launched virtually everyday. Federal agencies require the most comprehensive solutions for countering today’s threat landscape from end-point all the way to the network infrastructure. Cyber Attack Defenders recently sat down with Ken Kartsen, Vice President of Federal Sales of McAfee, to...

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