England women in overseas leagues: Six players head to WBBL; NOC likely for Women’s T20 Challenge

England captain Heather Knight and five other members of the national squad that beat West Indies 5-0 in September’s T20I series will fly to Australia for the Women’s Big Bash League on Saturday. Nat Sciver and Katherine Brunt have already been announced as overseas signings by the Melbourne Stars, while Knight revealed in the presentation after Wednesday’s match that she has signed a deal to play in the competition, as have Tammy Beaumont, Amy Jones and Sarah Glenn.

Beaumont (Melbourne Renegades), Jones (Perth Scorchers) and Knight (Hobart Hurricanes) all held contracts in last season’s WBBL, but the teams they will play for this season remain unconfirmed. Glenn, Player of the Series against West Indies, will be playing in the competition for the first time, and is set to join the Perth Scorchers.

Meanwhile, it is understood that the ECB is open to allowing players to appear in India’s Women’s T20

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NOC and SOC together: DHS moves to new model for operations, incident response

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Dave Nyczepir

The Department of Homeland Security is consolidating its network and security operations centers to ensure services remain available when analysts must investigate a cybersecurity incident, according to the department’s new chief information officer.

The resulting network operations security center (NOSC) model represents a shift from traditional cyber incident response, where the SOC’s goal typically is to take the system offline until the problem can be identified and fixed.

“It’s not just consolidation for consolidation’s sake,” CIO Karen Evans said during an ACT-IAC event Wednesday. “It’s the next evolution of providing and managing risk to keep the business going while we are then analyzing, being aware of and being able to protect our operations.”

Evans said she held planning sessions internally, as well as with the department’s CIO Council. The department is currently considering how best to staff the NOSC in terms

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