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  • Biometrics scares most people

    Biometrics — the security method for identifying an individual by making a match of fingerprints, iris, face, voice, DNA and other <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/092811-biometrics-war-machine-251352.html">unique physical traits</a> — scares people, an industry leader in the field acknowledged this week. But enterprise technology managers say there's no doubt biometrics is a boon to enterprise security.

    Written by Ellen Messmer03 Oct. 11 21:32
  • SAIC, others pay $22.7 million to resolve contracting case

    Science Applications International (SAIC), a subcontractor and two former government employees will pay nearly US$22.7 million to resolve allegations that they rigged bids for a $3.2 billion supercomputing contract with the U.S. General Services Administration, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.

    Written by Grant Gross30 Sept. 11 05:40
  • Pentagon building Internet simulator to practice cyberwar

    A model of the Internet where the Pentagon can practice <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/060611-cyberwar.html">cyberwar</a> games -- complete with software that mimics human behavior under varying military threat levels -- is due to be up and running by this time next year, according to a published report.

    Written by Tim Greene18 June 11 03:49
  • In wake of breach, RSA names chief security officer

    Eddie Schwartz, former chief security officer at Netwitness Corp., a company recently acquired by EMC, has been named chief security officer of the storage vendor's RSA security division.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan10 June 11 08:08
  • Few cyberattacks are cause for major retaliation: Experts

    Cyberattacks on U.S. networks by other nations may not always demand the same level of retaliation, and only attacks that cause major damage or loss of life should prompt similar responses, a group of national security experts said Wednesday.

    Written by Grant Gross09 June 11 06:56
  • Cyberattacks fuel concerns about RSA SecurID breach

    Recent attacks against two major defense contractors are fueling concerns about the extent to which RSA's SecurID two-factor authentication technology may have been compromised in a breach the company acknowledged in March.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan02 June 11 06:42
  • Lockheed Martin acknowledges 'significant' cyberattack

    Lockheed Martin Saturday night acknowledged that it its information systems network had been the target of a "significant and tenacious attack," but said that its security team detected the intrusion "almost immediately and took aggressive actions to protect all systems and data."

    Written by Nancy Weil30 May 11 00:28
  • Program links small manufacturers with supercomputers

    About US$4.5 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Commerce and private companies will create a program to link small manufacturers in the U.S. Midwest with supercomputing resources, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

    Written by Grant Gross03 March 11 08:31
  • Why new technology demands new business models

    Recently, I participated in the Drucker Centennial event and attended the Drucker Institute's Innovation Forum with participants from, among other companies, Boeing, Coca-Cola, Intuit and Lockheed Martin, along with nonprofits Teach for America and the Rainforest Alliance. It was a great time to reflect on Peter Drucker's legacy and what he had to say about successful and unsuccessful innovation.

    Written by Jack Bergstrand25 Feb. 11 06:05
  • Start-up transforms unused desktop cycles into fast server clusters

    When you consider technologies that make corporate IT more efficient by improving utilization of computing resources, <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/060710-tech-argument-citrix-vmware-microsoft.html?source=NWWNLE_nlt_daily_am_2010-06-18">VMware</a> and its x86 virtualization software may be what that comes to mind.

    Written by Jon Brodkin30 Nov. 10 08:35
  • ATO downplays Lockheed deal cost

    The Australian Taxation Office has clarified that its five-year desktop services contract with defence giant and IT contractor Lockheed Martin actually has a total pricetag of $283.4 million - not the $380 million it mistakenly published through the Government's tendering system.

    Written by Renai LeMay12 Oct. 10 09:09
  • ATO finalises $60m desktop contract

    The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has signed contracts with Lockheed Martin — a US technology giant more known for its strengths in the construction of fighter jets and missiles than in enterprise IT services – to provide desktop PC and other end-user computing services, in a deal estimated at $60 million a year.

    Written by Renai LeMay13 Sept. 10 08:34
  • ATO awards $60m-a-year desktop deal to Lockheed Martin

    The Australian Taxation Office has awarded Lockheed Martin — a US technology giant more known for its strengths in the construction of fighter jets and missiles than in enterprise IT services — preferred tenderer status for a contract estimated at $60 million a year for the provision of desktop PC and other end-user computing services.

    Written by Renai LeMay19 July 10 14:44
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