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03 Nov 17. True North Automation and BAE join forces to protect customers from cyber crime. True North Automation, leading System Integration company in western Canada, specialising in Automation and SCADA Integration, is joining forces with global defence, aerospace and security leader BAE Systems.
True North Automation, leading System Integration company in western Canada, specialising in Automation and SCADA Integration, is joining forces with global defence, aerospace and security leader BAE Systems to provide True North Automation customers access to leading cyber security tools. BAE Systems’ products and services help identify and reduce the risk faced by businesses from the threat of cyber-attack.
True North president, Blair Hanel said:
“We are proud to align with BAE Systems. This alliance greatly expands on True North’s existing capabilities and leverages BAE Systems’ deep expertise in cyber security and defence.”
Colin McKinty, vice president of Cyber Security Solutions at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, commented:
“In today’s world, all businesses, especially those delivering critical services and products are at risk of cyber-attack. Our partnership with True North Automation will help companies secure their systems to deter attackers and address threats before they become serious.”
By offering BAE Systems’ cyber defence services to its customers, True North Automation is able to integrate new security solutions into existing facilities and systems, and mitigate growing cyber threats in the utility and manufacturing sectors. (Source: ASD Network)
02 Nov 17. Navy Cyber Mission Force Teams Achieve Full Operational Capability. All of the Navy’s Cyber Mission Force teams achieved full operational capability last month, almost a full year ahead of schedule, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet officials announced.
U.S. Cyber Command validated all 40 of the Navy’s Cyber Mission Force teams Oct. 6, officials said. The full-operational-capability assessment means a unit has achieved all manning, capability and training requirements necessary as part of the Cyber Mission Force, to fully perform its assigned missions as validated by Cybercom. It is not a measurement of overall combat readiness, officials explained, but rather is an externally validated evaluation that the unit has met all of its capability requirements and that it performs its mission as designed.
“Reaching FOC at this point in the development of the Navy’s CMF teams is a testament to the extraordinary hard work invested in manning our teams and training our personnel,” said Navy Vice Adm. Michael Gilday, commander of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet.
The focus of Cybercom’s Cyber Mission Force teams aligns with the Defense Department cyber strategy’s three primary missions: defend DoD networks and ensure their data is held secure; support joint military commander objectives; and, when directed, defend U.S. critical infrastructure, officials said.
Reaching the milestone represents a training throughput of more than 18,000 course completions, 1,800 personnel, and 2,000 hours of executing full-spectrum operations during certification and training events, officials said. However, they added, achieving full operational capability is only a waypoint, as the Navy’s operational need for a well-trained and motivated cyber workforce — active, reserve and civilian — will continue to grow in the coming years.
“Although reaching this milestone is a great accomplishment, the true challenge will be sustaining readiness and the prompt ability to ‘answer all bells’ when directed by U.S. Cyber Command,” Gilday said.
U.S. Fleet Cyber Command serves as the Navy component command to U.S. Strategic Command and Cybercom, and the Navy’s service cryptologic compon