HP to build cyber system for Air Force

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  • HP Enterprise Services will furnish the Air Force with a new command and control system capable of boosting its cyber defense capabilities under a one-year, $9 million dollar contract. Washington Technology reports HP will integrate, test and deploy a Cyber Control System for the Air Force. The system will be built around HP infrastructure and applications. CCS will monitor network activity and support defense operations in the event of an attack on Air Force networks. Once completed, the system will be able to carry out automated actions to address developing threats and also share information with key cyber defense infrastructure of the Air Operations Center, Cyber Command and Strategic Command.

  • Tech companies are more frequently warning shareholders that hackers may try to steal intellectual property. The IDG News Service reports that Google, Intel, Symantec and Northrop Grumman have all included warnings in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Experts say that companies could be using the warnings as protection from possible lawsuits, in case hackers do break in.

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