30 Dec 15. Companies Building Out Insider Threat Cyber Programs.
Companies are increasingly building out cyber programs to protect themselves from their own employees, experts say, as advanced threat detection programs are now hitting the market making data and activity tracking easier. Threat detection programs can range from systems that monitor data movement to specific monitoring of employee activity. Experts at internal threat monitor companies say they have noted the retail and entertainment sectors as well as late adopters in the financial services industry are increasingly investing in internal threat detection systems. Businesses in those sectors are taking advantage of systems from providers such as Tripwire, and ObserveIT to find internal users who are accidentally exposing their company to hackers or malicious insiders attacking the company. The financial services sector has been an early and sophisticated user of internal threat systems, but now smaller firms and credit unions are bringing in help detecting internal threats, according to experts. “I think people are more aware of it and spending more on it now,” said Dwayne Melancon, chief technology officer at Tripwire. (Source: glstrade.com/WSJ)
22 Dec 15. Harris gets EW contract. Harris Corp. has been awarded a Navy contract to develop electronic warfare technology. Harris will provide technology and engineering services for the Naval Research Laboratory’s Advanced Decoy Architecture Project (ADAP), according to a company announcement. “Harris will provide ADAP payloads designed to lure missiles away from their intended targets with advanced electronic techniques,” the company said. The ADAP payloads are an upgrade to the existing Nulka decoy, currently in service with the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, Royal Australian Navy and Royal Canadian Navy. The three-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has a maximum value of $54m. (Source: C4ISR & Networks)