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CYBER WARFARE, CLOUD COMPUTING AND HOMELAND SECURITY UPDATE

25 Jul 13. GDNexus, an online community of technology providers created by General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, has made available the first three requirements-driven Need Statements for registered members. Each Need Statement represents an immediate mission need for a customer in the defense, federal, intelligence and commercial markets. Registered members of GDNexus can now propose technology responses to meet these customer requirements in the cyber domain. Information sharing and detection are the focus areas of the three Need Statements currently posted to GDNexus. The first Need Statement is based on information sharing and is seeking technology that enables the exchange of data between government off-the-shelf (GOTS) and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products. The second information sharing-related Need Statement is interested in technology to support the secure ingest of data from various sources. The final Need Statement is looking for technology solutions that can detect malicious network traffic and content. General Dynamics will vet all member submissions through a comprehensive and objective review process, culminating in the selection of a proven solution that supports the customers’ cyber missions. The GDNexus team will also provide detailed feedback on every submission to help members enhance their product strategy for government markets and align technology roadmaps to better anticipate and meet future mission needs. In addition to information sharing and detection, each Need Statement is categorized by a specific focus area including analytics (analysis of suspected malicious traffic through event correlation, visualization and detailed inspection), prevention (active defense capabilities that prevent or limit malicious activities from penetrating networks) and visualization (foundational communications and data storage capabilities that support other capability areas). Companies interested in learning more about GDNexus and becoming members of this collaborative community of innovation should visit www.GDNexus.com.

22 Jul 13. BAE and Bayshore Networks Expand Strategic Partnership to Defend Against Advanced Cyber Threats. BAE Systems and Bayshore Networks, Inc., announced an expansion of their partnership to provide cybersecurity solutions to defense, intelligence and critical infrastructure customers facing increasingly sophisticated adversaries and Advanced Persistent Threats (APT). Under the agreement, BAE Systems will resell and distribute Bayshore’s SingleKey™ next-generation firewall for large enterprise and government defense networks, Bayshore SCADA Firewall™ for critical infrastructure environments, and Bayshore’s SingleView™ platform for real-time threat analytics and situational
awareness. The agreement also enables customers to utilize BAE Systems’ 24X7 technical support infrastructure and to potentially leverage BAE Systems’ intellectual property to reduce the risk of introducing APT malware into their networks. BAE Systems specializes in delivering multilevel security solutions and powerful cross-domain messaging and data protection, safeguarding some of the nation’s most critical information. The expanded integration with Bayshore’s next-generation firewall product portfolio supports the industry’s need for
additional protocol support, and accelerated performance for multi-gigabit networks as advanced threats and attacks continue rise in frequency and sophistication. (Source: ASD Network)

22 Jul 13. Carter details DOD’s push for more special cyber operations teams. Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter spoke at the July 18 Aspen Security Forum where he stressed the need to invest in cybersecurity in the context of the sequestration and the military’s pivot toward Asia. In his remarks, Carter divided cybersecurity operations into three parts: defending the nation’s networks, nullifying the cyber advantage of adversaries, and supporting the National Security Agency.

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