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“A lot of organizations are moving away from password based access control systems,” said Tom Flynn, vice president of identity and access security for Gemalto North America. Gemalto is an Amsterdam...
Backed up by research findings of the New York Times and the Syracuse University Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, three consecutive speakers at an April 10 public discussion conducted in...
The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DNCR) has warned anglers as well as other visitors to wooded areas to take preventive measures to stop wildfires. This warning comes...

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Boston city officials have released detailed public safety plans for Boston’s approximately two miles of marathon route when the 118th Boston Marathon takes place April 21. In addition to an...
In the wake of yesterday’s murderous rampage by a 73-year old former head of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan at a Jewish Community Center and an assisted living facility in Overland, KS,...
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill aimed at keeping terrorists from serving at the United Nations.The bill, sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-CO),...
The Senate has approved two nominees for central DHS posts: Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis Francis X. Taylor and Under Secretary for Science and Technology Dr. Reggie Brothers.“As I...
By John Merlino - Pending legislation on immigration presents a prime opportunity for government agencies to rethink how to use technology to mitigate risks at our borders and key entry points....
Government Security News has announced that its 2014 Airport, Seaport and Border Security Awards is officially open for nominations at www.asbsecurityawards.com.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations at Detroit Metro Airport has announced the arrest of a man for alleged violation of immigration law. The United Kingdom citizen...
“Most of the government’s sensitive information is not in databases, but in files such as PDFs, PowerPoint slides, and Word documents. As a matter of fact, the Snowden NSA leak was all files,” said...
The New York Times and the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University each independently confirmed this week that the largest increases in deportations under President...

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Trend Micro, a security software provider based in Tokyo, Japan, has released two free Heartbleed scanners for both mobile devices and computers. The Trend Micro Heartbleed Detector is available for desktop computers and laptops and there is also an Android app available for mobile devices.

The scanners have the ability to tell users whether the servers that they are communicating with have been afflicted with the bug. Heartbleed has the potential to expose sensitive information online.

The CTIA Wireless Association, an international nonprofit for the wireless communications industry, has partnered with other companies such as AT&T, Apple, Google, Sprint, Motorola, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Nokia in the Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment program. The program is designed to reduce smartphone thefts by having the industry create new smartphone models that include a “kill switch,” enabling people to remotely delete their data and disable the phone.

South Sound 911, an interlocal agency created in an effort to consolidate public safety answering points (PSAPs) in Pierce County, WA, has selected Huntsville, AL-based Intergraph's public safety solutions to replace multiple disparate systems and support multi-site, multi-jurisdictional, multi-discipline response. The project includes multiple PSAPs for police, fire, and EMS in Washington state's second most populous county.

In 1969, the first message was sent between computers via ARPANET, the precursor of the Internet. In the same year, Rolling Meadows, IL-based ISACA was founded by a small group of electronic data processing auditors. ISACA, now a global association of information systems professionals, is celebrating its 45th anniversary and serves 115,000 constituents (members and non-member certification holders) in 180 countries.

Mercyhurst University has announced that its intelligence studies program will take the name of the nation’s first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and 43rd governor of Pennsylvania Tom Ridge.

Commentary and Opinion

By Richard Brent

It’s 2014 and time for a new way of thinking when it comes to security. It’s kind of like our five senses, we have each one for a reason and they are all equally valuable. We need to start giving audio the same amount of attention that we give video when it relates to security. Both...

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