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Job – Senior Cyber Security in Brussels
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Job type: Contract
Category: Software Engineering
Job Reference: Cyber Security
Posted on: 25 Jul 2018
About the Role:
Senior Cyber Security – Brussels (6 MONTHS+)
My client, based in the Brussels, is looking for a hands-on Senior Cyber Security Officer to join their team.
You will join the Cyber Risk Services division of my client as Senior Cyber Security Officer you will be hands on in the full life cycle of Cyber Security projects and operations
* Experience in Identity and Access Management (IAM)
* Experience in Ethical Hacking
* Good Knowledge of Evidian
* Good Knowledge of ForgeRock
* Good knowledge of AlgoSec
* Good knowledge of SentinelOne
* Good knowledge of Rapid7
– LOCATION: Brussels
– DURATION: 6 Months+
– START DATE: ASAP
01 Aug 18. Accenture Opens Innovation Hub for Defence & National Security in Canberra. Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today opened an innovation hub in Canberra, providing defence and national security organisations in Australia and New Zealand with access to the latest technology innovations and digital solutions to help them innovate and stay ahead of an evolving threat landscape. Designed with a human-centric focus, the hub is a vibrant collaborative environment that encourages co-creation and breakthrough thinking between employees, defence and security agencies, and other digital innovators. Focusing on new technologies including blockchain, artificial intelligence, internet of things, cyber, robotics and advanced analytics, the hub will help clients stay ahead of adversaries through technology innovation.
“Defence organisations need to increase their resilience to emerging threats and require secure, innovative and flexible delivery capabilities, often on tight turnaround,” said Matt Gollings, Accenture’s defence & national security lead in Australia and New Zealand. “Through on-site demonstrations of how innovative and often disruptive digital technologies can enhance mission readiness, deliver better operational outcomes and ultimately help deliver mission success, our innovation hub addresses this need while maximising innovation and delivering the defence agency of the future.”
Officially opened by Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, the facility will also serve as a hub for Accenture’s local defence and national security-related corporate citizenship initiatives, such as Accenture’s contribution to the Prime Minister’s Veteran’s Employment Program, along with providing a forum for collaboration between industry, academia and research organisations.
Catherine Garner, who leads Accenture’s Health & Public Service practice in Australia and New Zealand, said, “We are focused on innovation and building new digital capabilities for our local clients. This innovation hub embodies our investment in and commitment to implementing new and relevant technologies to support the growth and digital advancement of Australia’s government and health sectors.” (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
01 Aug 18. Future Australian submarine construction yard on track. The development application for the Future Submarine Shipyard has been submitted to Port Adelaide Enfield Council ahead of work beginning later this year. Australian Naval Infrastructure (ANI) will oversee the delivery of a state-of-the-art construction yard where thte fleet of 12 Future Submarines will be built.
“This is an important step towards the development of the yard and we are on schedule to turn the first sod later this year,” said Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne.
Phase 1 works will focus on site establishment, earth works and piling for the new facilities. Due to the scale and complexity of the works required, the yard will be developed in a staged approach.
Minister Pyne said, “Development of the yard will deliver more opportunities for Australian industry to get involved in the Future Submarine Program, we want as many local companies as possible to be involved in the yard’s construction.” The Osborne South project will employ up to 600 people and will be where the Future Frigates are constructed. On top of yard construction jobs, the $50bn Future Submarine Program is expected to generate an annual average of 2,800 jobs.
Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann said that the government was already investing $535m in the Osborne South shipyard redevelopment.
“This next step in redeveloping the Osborne North naval shipyard will ensure we also have a world-class submarine manufacturing precinct in Australia,” he said.
The new infrastructure will support the continuous build programs for warships. Infrastructure development at the Osborne Naval Shipyard will modernise ship construction systems and processes in Australia to improve shipyard productivity and reduce the cost of Australian build programs. In March 2017, the government established ANI, which will facilitate the development and construction of new infrastructure at the Osborne shipbuilding facility as outlined in the Naval Shipbuilding Plan released on 16 May 2017. ANI is a nation-building commitment by the government of Australia and sees the establishment of state-of-the-art infrastructure for the domestic manufacture of world-class naval vessels. (Source: Defence Connect)
01 Aug 18. Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced plans to open the new Boeing Aerospace & Autonomy Center in Cambridge, Mass., becoming the first major tenant of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) new mixed-use district in Kendall Square. Under the agreement, Boeing will lease 100,000 square feet of research and lab space inside a new 17-floor building at 314 Main Street in Cambridge. The new center will house employees from Boeing and subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences, who will focus on designing, building and flying autonomous aircraft and developing enabling technologies. The investment in the new center follows the recent creation of Boeing NeXt. This new organization unites researchers and projects across the company to shape the future of travel and transport, including the development of a next-generation airspace management system to enable the safe coexistence of piloted and autonomous vehicles. Employees at the center will help develop new technologies in support of Boeing NeXt programs.
“Boeing is leading the development of new autonomous vehicles and future transportation systems that will bring flight closer to home,” said Greg Hyslop, Boeing chief technology officer. “By investing in this new research facility, we are creating a hub where our engineers can collaborate with other Boeing engineers and research partners around the world and leverage the Cambridge innovation ecosystem.”
The construction of the new research facility is part of MIT’s broad strategy to foster vibrancy and diversity in Kendall Square, which is often referred to as the most innovative square mile in the world. Through its Kendall Square Initiative, the university will develop six buildings to house a blend of lab and research, office, housing and retail space.
“It’s fitting that Boeing will join the Kendall/MIT innovation family,” said MIT Provost Martin Schmidt. “Our research interests have been intertwined for over 100 years, and we’ve worked together to advance world-changing aerospace technologies and systems. MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics is the oldest program of its kind in the United States, and excels at its mission of developing new air transportation concepts, autonomous systems and small satellites through an intensive focus on cutting-edge education and research. Boeing’s presence will create an unprecedented opportunity for new synergies in this industry.”
Employees from Aurora Flight Sciences’ existing research and development center in Kendall Square will move into the new center and operate it on behalf of Boeing once complete.
“Today, Aurora’s Kendall Square team is already building innovative autonomous systems,” said John Langford, Aurora Flight Sciences founder, chief executive officer and MIT alumnus. “By expanding Aurora’s 30-year relationship with MIT, and working with Boeing, we are creating a collaborative space where engineers, students and researchers can work together to create technologies that will define the next-century of air mobility.”
Financial terms of the new lease agreement and development of the new facility were not disclosed. The new agreement builds on a century-long relationship between Boeing and MIT to advance aerospace innovation. Last year, the company announced its role as lead sponsor of an $18m project to replace MIT’s Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel.
30 Jul 18. Holosun Technologies Inc., a premium optics manufacturer based in southern California plans to expand its operations in Los Angeles County. This move will allow the company to build upon its growth in the optics industry as well as attract, hire and retain exceptional talent. Holosun, which manufactures, imports and distributes red dots sights, tactical lasers and accessories, will embark on a $7m move of its headquarters from Walnut California to the City of Industry, California.
31 Jul 18. HII begins fabrication of US Navy’s 13th San Antonio-class ship LPD-29. Fabrication of the US Navy’s 13th San Antonio-class (LPD 17) amphibious transport dock ship, Richard M McCool Jr (LPD 29), has begun at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The company has successfully cut the first 100t of steel for the navy vessel as part of the development.
Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships LPD 17-class programme manager captain Brian Metcalf said: “We are excited to commence fabrication on the 13th and final ship of the LPD 17 Flight I class. We continue to benefit from the maturity of this programme, and look forward to achieving future production milestones as we work to deliver this versatile and capable warship to the fleet.”
The US Navy’s San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ships have been designed to transport and deploy the necessary combat and support systems of the Marines’ expeditionary units and brigades. The 684ft-long navy vessels are capable of accommodating approximately 720 troops and can transport and unload air cushion or amphibious assault vehicles. In addition, they can carry virtually every size of US Marine Corps helicopter, along with the Bell Boeing MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor military aircraft. LPD 17-class ships can be deployed to embark and land marines, their equipment and supplies ashore using air cushion or conventional landing craft and amphibious assault vehicles. The US Navy initially awarded a $1.43bn, fixed-price incentive contract to HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division on 16 February for the detail design and development of LPD 29. A total of 11 San Antonio-class ships have been delivered to the US Navy to date. (Source: naval-technology.com)
30 Jul 18. Japan launches first ship of new destroyer class. Japan has launched the first of a new class of guided-missile destroyers with ballistic missile defense capabilities, as the U.S. ally continues to bolster its defenses against the missile threat from North Korea. Named the Maya, the first of two 27DDG-class destroyers ordered by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force was launched in a ceremony attended by Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera at Japan Marine United’s shipyard at Isogo Ward in Yokohama, south of Japan’s capital Tokyo, according to Japan’s Defense Ministry. The 8,200-ton, 170-meter–long destroyers are equipped with the Aegis Baseline J7 combat system and the Northrop Grumman AN/SPQ-9B radar system, which provides the capability to detect and track low-flying, high-speed, low-observable anti-ship missile targets in heavy-clutter environments. Aegis Baseline J7 is the Japanese equivalent for the current Aegis Baseline 9/BMD 5.1 standard. The ships will also be able to fire the SM-3 Block IIA missile currently being jointly developed by the United States and Japan for ballistic missile defense, while the northeast Asian country has also been flagged as a potential customer for the SM-6 missile developed for use against air, surface and some types of ballistic missile targets. Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun previously reported that the 27DDGs will be equipped with Cooperative Engagement Capability, or CEC, of which Japan received U.S. State Department approval to acquire in August 2015 under a $1.5bn Foreign Military Sales request that also included the Aegis Baseline 9 system, AN/SPQ-9B and other associated equipment for the two ships. The newspaper also reported that Japan is considering fitting its Northrop Grumman E-2D Hawkeye early warning aircraft with CEC, which will link the detection and tracking sensors of aircraft and ships to provide an “integrated fire control capability” for warships and combat aircraft defending against air and missile threats. Japan has four E-2D Hawkeyes on order, all of which are to be delivered in 2020. The Maya is expected to be commissioned into the JMSDF in 2020, with the as-yet unnamed second ship scheduled for launch sometime and 2019 and commissioning set for 2021. (Source: Defense News)
27 Jul 18. India’s ocean surveillance ship starts harbour trials. India’s indigenously designed classified missile tracking and ocean surveillance ship (OSS) is undergoing harbour trials at Vishakhapatnam on the country’s east coast, ahead of starting sea trials by the end of the year, security sources told Jane’s. Thereafter, the 15,000-tonne vessel will be handed over to the National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO), India’s sole technical intelligence agency, to gather electronic intelligence (ELINT) and monitor domestic strategic missile and under-development ballistic missile defence (BMD) programmes. Accompanying NTRO personnel on board the OSS will be technicians and scientists from the government-run Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) responsible for India’s multiple missile programmes. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
27 Jul 18. Marsun launches five M21 boats for Royal Thai Navy. Key Points:
- Marsun has launched another five M21-class patrol boats for the Royal Thai Navy
- The service is now anticipating delivery of 10 vessels in the class
Thai shipbuilder Marsun Company Limited has launched another five M21-class patrol boats for the Royal Thai Navy (RTN). The vessels, which bear pennant numbers from 270 through to 274 respectively, were launched on 24 July at Marsun’s facilities in the country’s Samut Prakan province, said the RTN in an announcement the following day. The service is now anticipating the delivery of 10 M21 patrol vessels. An earlier batch of five boats in the class was launched by Marsun in February 2018. The M21 class has an overall length of 21.4m, an overall beam of 5.56 m, and a hull draught of 1.05 m. It is powered by two MAN diesel engines driving two fixed pitch propellers, and can attain top speeds of more than 30 kt and a range of more than 350n miles (648km) at economical speed. The vessel has carrying capacity for up to 4,000 litres of fuel, 1,200 litres of water, and can accommodate a crew of nine. It can operate up to Sea State 2. Images of the launch ceremony released by the RTN confirm that each of the five vessels launched on 24 July have been equipped with a 20 mm cannon in the primary position. The class is also armed with one 12.7 mm machine gun with a co-axial 81mm grenade launcher in the aft section. The M21 class has also been equipped with one crane-launched rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) at stern, and one inflatable life raft canister on the port side at aft. Once delivered, all five vessels are expected to be deployed with the RTN’s coastguard squadron and take on duties such as VIP escorts, fishery resources protection, and other maritime constabulary duties in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
27 Jul 18. Second RAN Air Warfare Destroyer Delivered. In a moving ceremony, Navy’s second Air Warfare Destroyer, Brisbane, has officially been handed over to Defence. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, attended the acceptance ceremony at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide. Minister Pyne said Brisbane is the second of three ships being delivered by the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance which comprises the Department of Defence, Raytheon Australia, and ASC Shipbuilding supported by Navantia Australia.
“Today’s milestone is a further demonstration of the success of the Turnbull Government’s Naval Shipbuilding Plan,” said Minister Pyne. “The AWD Program has met all budget and schedule targets since the implementation of the Government’s reform initiative. Brisbane will enter into service later this year and with her sister-ships, they will be the most potent warships ever operated by the Royal Australia Navy. By using a combination of Australian and globally proven technologies, these highly capable warships will contribute directly to our maritime security and allow us to work even closer with our allies.”
Over the past decade more than 5,000 skilled Australians have worked on the three Air Warfare Destroyers.
“This has laid the foundation for an Australian shipbuilding and systems integration industry which will construct the new Hunter class frigates in South Australia. The AWD Program has also built a vast Australian supply chain, comprising more than 2,700 suppliers. Over 500 of these are from South Australia, stimulating strong economic growth and job creation.”
The first Air Warfare Destroyer, HMAS Hobart, was accepted and commissioned into service last year. The third ship, Sydney, was launched at Osborne in May this year and will be delivered to the Navy next year. (Source: defense-aerospace.com/Australian Department of Defence)
01 Aug 18. Luftwaffe activates A400M medevac aircraft. The Luftwaffe has placed its first A400M in intensive care aeromedical evacuation (ICAE) configuration on 12-hour standby starting on 1 August. The aircraft was flown from its home base of Wünsdorf to Berlin-Tegel on 31 July to be presented to the Secretary of State for Armaments in the Ministry of Defence (MoD), Benedikt Zimmer, who said the protection and treatment of German soldiers is a top priority for the Bundeswehr and therefore for defence spending. He also identified medical evacuation (medevac) as a “rare resource in the multinational framework” – that is, a NATO and EU capability gap – which the Bundeswehr would contribute to filling. A total of four ICAE kits will be procured for the A400M, according to the German MoD. Up to six patients can be treated by the 11-strong medical team on board the A400M ICAE aircraft, providing two with intensive care, two with intermediate care, and two with lower priority care. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT
01 Aug 18. USAF MG Richard W. Scobee for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as chief of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia; and commander, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. Scobee is currently serving as deputy commander, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.
01 Aug 18. UUV Aquabotix Ltd (ASX:UUV) (the “Company” or “Aquabotix”) is pleased to announce that it has been accepted as a member of the Undersea Technology Innovation Consortium (“UTIC” or the “Consortium”), joining a select list of leaders in undersea technologies, including Northrop Grumman and Raytheon.
UTIC brings together industry and government with a goal of enabling collaborative and rapid development, prototyping, testing, and commercialisation of innovative undersea and maritime technologies. Aquabotix was approved to join UTIC because of its proven ability to contribute technological development to support the defence and security of the United States and other allied nations. In June 2018, UTIC was awarded the Other Transaction Authority (“OTA”) agreement for Undersea Technology Innovation by the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center. The OTA enables the Consortium members to engage in a broad range of undersea and maritime development and prototyping activities and allows for the delivery of new technology faster and more efficiently than traditional U.S. federal acquisition requirements might permit.
“We are honoured and eager to join UTIC in support of its mission to rapidly develop defence and security technologies for the United States and allied nations,” commented Whitney Million, Aquabotix’s Chief Executive Officer. She continued, “We expect that Aquabotix’s innovative offerings and agility as a small business paired with the support of and collaboration with the U.S. Government and other larger defence companies through this Consortium will expand our reach and provide us with important funding opportunities.”
31 Jul 18. Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE: TGI) announced today that it has signed a letter of intent for future collaboration with Quickstep Holdings Limited (ASX:QHL), Australia’s leading independent manufacturer of advanced carbon fiber composite components. Triumph’s Aerospace Structures business unit and Quickstep will work closely together to actively explore and cooperate in pursuing new business opportunities, bringing together their combined capabilities to offer enhanced and highly sought-after composites solutions to customers in the U.S. and Australian aerospace and defense markets.
“Working together with Quickstep, we expect to gain access to new opportunities and create market leading discriminators that will set us apart from our competitors,” said Ian Reason, Triumph Group’s Vice President for Business Development – Military. “Composites is a growth market in which Triumph is already a well-respected supplier, heavily relied upon by both commercial and military OEMs. This collaboration will generate significant value for both companies and our customers in both the U.S. and Australia.”
“This is an exciting opportunity for Quickstep and demonstrates that our recent investments in the U.S. market are already paying off,” said Mark Burgess, CEO and Managing Director of Quickstep. “Triumph is a quality company, with a strong track record in the composite aerostructures market, and we believe we will benefit greatly from this collaboration with them.”
Triumph and Quickstep have already identified targeted future opportunities to collaborate on and this is expected to accelerate with the signing of this agreement. (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
30 Jul 18. FAdeA, Paramount sign collaboration agreement. Argentina’s Fábrica Argentina de Aviones SA (FAdeA) and South African aerospace and defence firm Paramount Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to increase defence industrial collaboration. The agreement was signed on the sidelines of the BRICS summit held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 27 July. In a statement, Paramount Group said that the MOU created “the basis for closer co-operation and innovation of new technologies that will support the development of defence capabilities and industrial capacity of both countries. “The reciprocal exchange of knowledge and skills, high-end engineering collaboration, training and development of appropriate human resources, and transfer of technology will bolster the industrial development of the advanced manufacturing sectors of both countries,” the company added. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
01 Aug 18. IEE, manufacturer of enhanced displays for military and industrial applications has tapped John Borrego as Director of Operations. Mr. Borrego comes to IEE with eleven years of experience in engineering and operations, ranging from executive leadership in electronics manufacturing to welding for in-space applications. Mr. Borrego was most recently the Vice President of Production for WET Design, a premier design firm that builds the world’s most extravagant water features, such as the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas, NV. At WET Design, he reduced manufacturing costs by in-sourcing new capabilities and processes and led the production team in meeting considerable schedules by utilizing lean tools that led to efficient operations for the luxury brand. Prior to that, Mr. Borrego, was Operations Manager at Orbital-ATK (Now a part of Northrop Grumman Space Components), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, that designs, builds and delivers space, defense, and aviation systems. Along with managing the metallurgical lab, weld lab, and final product validation and test, he drove ROI projects resulting in extensive cost savings and increased quality performance.
01 Aug 18. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has named Sally Sullivan vice president of U.S. Business Development, and Ed Fortunato vice president of Government Relations. Sullivan and Fortunato will report to John D. Harris II, vice president, Business Development for Raytheon Company, and Chief Executive Officer, Raytheon International, Inc. Sullivan was most recently the executive vice president for the Homeland Security Group at CSRA Inc., acquired by General Dynamics in April 2018. She previously held senior leadership positions at ManTech International Corporation, Bechtel National, Inc., and Northrop Grumman Corporation. Sullivan earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University. Fortunato joins Raytheon from Orbital ATK, where he was senior vice president of Government Relations. Orbital ATK was acquired by Northrop Grumman in April 2018. His previous assignments include leading Washington Operations for Honeywell International Inc. and managing legislative affairs in the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Army. Fortunato earned his MBA from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University.
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