I-95 Cybersecurity corridor expected to blossom

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  • With DISA’s move to Ft. Meade in Maryland as the result of BRAC, expect private industry to follow suit. A former AOL executive tells the Washington Post the demand for cybersecurity reaches far beyond the military into areas like health care and financial infrastructure, so creating a true cybersecurity cluster will mean drawing companies that work in other sectors. More than a dozen companies up and down I-95 from Baltimore to DC have already indicated they are expanding cyber practices.
  • Patch Tuesday will be a fairly quiet one for Microsoft, but an important one for you. Microsoft will fix two programs with updates for several versions of Windows and Office. The fixes are critical for some systems. In April, Microsoft issued 11 security patches fixing 25 flaws.
  • It’s something a lot of people probably thought about – but the White House says it didn’t happen. The Obama administration’s adviser for homeland security and counterterrorism issues says there is no evidence that a cyber attack is to blame for the wild action on Wall Street this past Thursday. John Brennan told “Fox News Sunday” that officials have turned up no links suggesting the turbulence in the Dow Jones industrials was caused by an online attack. The key stock index dropped nearly 1,000 points before launching a rally that partially recovered those losses before the end of the trading day.

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