New cybersecurity services available to agencies
QinetiQ North America will offer training, risk identification, and malware prevention and response
- By Kathleen Hickey
- Sep 08, 2009
Federal agencies now have four new services available to help address cybersecurity issues.
QinetiQ North America will offer several services to agencies, including training, risk identification, and malware prevention and response. The services are available under a range of contract vehicles, including the General Services Administration’s Alliant and Defense Information Systems Agency’s Encore II.
These services are:
- Staff training and education. Cyber Safety 101: An Introduction to Cyber Threats and Internet Risk. The class is available on site or remotely.
- Cyber Risk and Vulnerability Assessment service. Using a “red team” approach, the service identifies threats, risks and vulnerabilities.
- Prevent access to dangerous URLs and Web sites: Malware Discovery. Information delivered includes details of the malware ecosystem, distribution chain, actors, providers and IP spaces.
- Analysis of origin and nature of malware: Comprehensive Malware Awareness. The analysis identifies present threats to an organization, including what it does and how it affects infected systems. The service also provides testing results from more than a dozen industry-leading security products to classify the newest and previously unknown threats.
- Cyvelliance, a QinetiQ North America wholly owned subsidiary and provider of open-source, cyber-intelligence products, will be delivering the services. QinetiQ North America acquired Cyvelliance in July.
Kathleen Hickey is a freelance writer for GCN.