Raytheon indicators $1 billion contract to guard authorities web sites
Homeland Safety has signed a 5-yr contract with Raytheon, which might be value a whopping $1 billion. Whereas the protection contractor is extra recognized for weapons improvement, DHS hasn’t joined forces with it to create extra missiles, lasers, warheads and UAVs. No, the company has requested the corporate’s assist to safe authorities web sites. In response to Raytheon’s announcement, it’ll assist the federal government in creating, deploying and supporting applied sciences that be careful for and mitigate cyberattacks. Reuters says the corporate may even assist round one hundred businesses handle their community safety inside the period of the partnership because the prime contractor for DHS’ Nationwide Cybersecurity Safety System and Community Safety Deployment divisions.
After that large Workplace of Personnel Administration hack earlier this yr (and the information that different .gov web sites are vulnerable to assaults), it is clear that the federal government believes it might use the cybersecurity improve Raytheon guarantees to deliver to the desk. And because the White Home needs to start out being extra aggressive in securing its networks, this is not the federal government’s solely anti-cyberattack venture within the works. The Pentagon, for one, is constructing an automatic system that may detect and stop safety breaches.
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