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AT&T lands NSA contract worth billions to outsource IT

by Michelai Graham • 2 years ago

The bid protest has ended and AT&T has officially been awarded an IT contract with the National Security Agency.

DHS cyber tool finds huge amount of 'shadow IT' in U.S. agencies

by Shaun Waterman • 3 years ago

New cybersecurity tools being deployed across the U.S. government found huge numbers of uncatalogued and unmanaged computer devices connected to federal networks — a phenomenon known as "shadow IT" — that necessitated urgent modifications to many hundreds of millions of dollars worth of contracts.

Pentagon hackers-for-hire take just 4 hours to find critical vulnerability in sensitive system

by Samantha Ehlinger • 3 years ago

The Pentagon's cybersecurity swat team has hosted highly-publicized challenges to find flaws in department and military branch websites, but it also recently orchestrated a more secret, complex project.

Looking for an edge, cybersecurity firms spend big on quantum computing

by Chris Bing • 3 years ago

A small group of academics and security contractors are experimenting with quantum computing technologies to counter and attribute cyberattacks. Last week, D-Wave, a leader in the nascent field of quantum computing, sold a state-of-the-art computer system to Temporal Defense Systems, or TDS, a cybersecurity firm led predominately by former law enforcement executives. Former FBI Deputy Assistant Director James Burrell is TDS’ chief technology officer and operations chief Kristy Kottis previously served as supervisor to the FBI’s Threat Response Squad of the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

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