Cyber Weekly Roundup – May 26, 2017

In this week’s cyber weekly roundup: new evidence connects WannaCry ransomware worm to prolific hacking group, politicians think companies should be allowed to hack back, and Yahoo! bug leaks server memory.

NetCentrics cyber experts speak on cyber risk management & forensics

NetCentrics’ cyber experts Marvin Marin and Michelle Miranda recently presented at the Cybersecurity 2017 Academic Seminar in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Center. The purpose of the seminar is to raise cyber awareness by examining issues surrounding the defensive and offensive protection of online space. Speaking topics included a variety of topics such as intrusion detection and response, forensics, risk management, and education and certification among others.

Cyber Weekly Roundup – May 12, 2017

In this week’s roundup, remote hijacking flaw more severe than anyone imagined, healthcare providers fail to protect online patient data, DDOS attack on the FCC, Emergency Fix for Windows Anti-Malware Flaw, and keylogger found on some HP machines.

Doing More with Less – 5 Challenges of Data Consolidation

Doing more with less – that’s been a common theme in the Government IT space, even more so in the last decade. Budget growth has slowed dramatically while information technology capabilities and user demands skyrocket. Finding ways to create efficiencies and provide new solutions for customers with flat budgets is paramount. Data Center rationalization, transformation, and consolidation offers perhaps the best opportunity to provide the same or better service with a smaller footprint and greater efficiency. Government agencies think so too: in August 2016, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) finalized a new data center consolidation directive seeking 25% cost reductions through 2018. The directive encourages data center consolidation and notes that any recommended new data center construction budgets won’t be approved without prior consent of OMB. While data center consolidation and rationalization promise great benefits, these consolidations present significant challenges.

NetCentrics‘ Cyber Experts Present at NOVA Hackathon

NetCentrics’ Program Managers Marvin Marin and Michelle Miranda recently spoke at the 2017 Innovation Hackathon, hosted at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training in Woodbridge, Virginia. This year’s Hackathon was the second, and also marked Marin’s second time speaking at the event.

NetCentrics employee and veteran Michelle Miranda represents NetCentrics at the Women Veterans Pink and White Breakfast

Michelle Miranda, a Program Manager for NetCentrics Corporation and a Marine Corps veteran, recently attended the Women Veterans Interactive (WVI) Pink and White Breakfast in Huntsville, Alabama. WVI provides women veterans the opportunity to learn about career services and support available specifically for women veterans, while also engaging and networking with likeminded individuals. WVI is hoping to start a chapter in Huntsville, Alabama, so the event also shared WVI’s vision, history, and future opportunities with woman veterans in Alabama.

NetCentrics Joins the IT Sector Coordinating Council

NetCentrics announced today that it has been accepted as a member of the IT Sector Coordinating Council (IT SCC). The council, under the auspices of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National Infrastructure Protection Plan, brings together companies, associations and other key IT sector entities to work collaboratively with federal agencies to facilitate a secure, resilient and protected global information infrastructure.