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Former DHS Official Danny Toler Joins Acuity as Cyber Practice, Diplomatic Portfolio SVP

Danny Toler, former acting assistant secretary of the Department of Homeland Security‘s cybersecurity and communications office, has been named senior vice president of diplomatic portfolio and cyber practice at Acuity. Reston, Virginia-based Acuity said Tuesday the more than 35-year federal service veteran will lead its cybersecurity practice and help drive expansion initiatives within …

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ManTech, Kaplan University Partner for Employees’ Cybersecurity Education; Kevin Phillips Comments

ManTech International has picked Kaplan University to administer cyber programs that are geared toward Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification or bachelor’s and master’s degrees in cybersecurity for the company’s employees. The Kaplan courses will be tailored to ManTech personnel and offered online, the company announced Monday. “The best weapons in …

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John Launchbury Returns to Galois as Chief Scientist

John Launchbury, formerly director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s information innovation office, has rejoined technology research and development company Galois as chief scientist. Galois said Thursday Launchbury will work with government and industry stakeholders in efforts to craft a road map to address security challenges related to cyber-physical systems. He will …

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Dave DeWalt, David Petraeus Named to Optiv Board; Dan Burns Comments

Denver, Colorado-based cybersecurity platforms provider Optiv Security has named Dave DeWalt, formerly CEO of FireEye, and David Petraeus, a retired U.S. Army general, to its board of directors. DeWalt, a 25-year technology industry veteran, will also serve as vice chairman of the board at Optiv, the company said Thursday. DeWalt …

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Symantec to Host Higher Education Cyber Competition in October

Symantec will hold a two-day cyber competition for information technology and security personnel in the higher education sector as part of the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October, Educause Review reported Aug. 28. The Higher Ed Cyber Security Challenge will kick off on Oct. 19 and aims to help IT …

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AT&T Extends Air Force Association CyberPatriot Sponsorship

AT&T will continue to provide financial support, volunteer technical mentorships and in-kind network contributions to the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot program as a Cyber Diamond sponsor. The telecommunications company has supported the association’s national cyber education program for youth over the past seven years, AFA said Thursday. “We have a continuing demand …

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Forcepoint Participates in DoD Intell Info System Conference

The Raytheon-led cybersecurity venture Forcepoint will feature a range of data protection products at the 2017 Department of Defense Intelligence Information System Worldwide Conference that kicked off Sunday and runs through Wednesday. Forcepoint said Friday it will showcase technologies designed to help agencies secure critical data as information moves to a cloud computing environment and across multiple devices …

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Former Federal CISO Gregory Touhill Named to Bay Dynamics Board

Gregory Touhill, former federal chief information security officer, has joined the board of directors of cybersecurity software provider Bay Dynamics. Bay Dynamics said Tuesday Touhill will support the company’s efforts to implement a risk-based cybersecurity approach for commercial and government customers. He has served as president of Cyxtera Technologies‘ federal business group since …

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