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CYBER WARFARE AND HOMELAND SECURITY UPDATE

06 May 13. General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions has integrated its flagship network security solution, Fidelis XPSTM, with IBM’s security information and event management (SIEM) product, the IBM QRadar. This product collaboration will help protect customers’ valuable enterprise assets from complex advanced persistent threats by delivering real-time malicious activity reports so customers know what is happening on their networks. Fidelis XPS monitors and analyzes network traffic to help customers detect and block cyber attacks. The next-generation Fidelis XPS leverages IBM QRadar to report events as they happen on the network and provides a clear picture of the type of threats attempting to penetrate the network. Once that information is captured, summarized and delivered to an end-user’s dashboard, an analyst can access the Fidelis XPS console using IBM QRadar to gather more information and act on the threat, preventing valuable data from being taken out of the network. Built on General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions’ patented Deep Session Inspection® platform, Fidelis XPS is an industry leading network security appliance that delivers network visibility, analysis and control over all ports and all channels in real-time, to defend against advanced threats and prevent the possibility of a data breach on multi-gigabit-speed networks. Deployed as a context-aware network appliance, Fidelis XPS gives global enterprises and government agencies the ability to see, study and stop advanced threats during all phases of the threat lifecycle.

07 May 13. US says China is stepping up cyber war. Beijing is engaged in systematic cyber spying on the US military and private businesses to acquire technology to boost military modernisation and strengthen its capacity in any regional crisis, according to the Pentagon. In its annual report to Congress on the People’s Liberation Army, the Pentagon gives new emphasis to the threat of cyber-espionage from China, an issue that has been the subject of top-level complaints to Beijing by Washington. The report says China “is using its computer network exploitation capability to support intelligence collection against the US diplomatic, economic, and defence industrial base sectors that support US national (military) programs”. Although such allegations have long been directed at China, the Pentagon’s comments are perhaps the strongest yet about an issue that is raising the ire of many of Beijing’s critics in Congress. (Source: FT.com)

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