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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...

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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...
Hospitals can be stressful places, and can face a host of potentially violent threats, ranging from potential revenge killings to domestic violence to disgruntled employees. But medical facilities...
According to the State of Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the 1,208 traffic deaths reported in 2013 were the state’s lowest number on record since 1928."Though Pennsylvania has...
Implant Sciences Corporation, a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets, has announced it has signed its second Cooperative Research and Development...
Lieutenant General Frank G. Klotz, United States Air Force (Ret), was confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday, April 08, 2014, as the Department of Energy’s Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and...

Company News

The X Series mini dome IP cameras from Sony Electronics have been named winner in the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) 2014 New Product Showcase (NPS) for the “Best of Video Surveillance Cameras IP” Award at the NPS awards ceremony at ISC West on April 2.

Ridgefield, CT-based Owl Computing Technologies, a network security solutions provider, has announced the first implementation of the Owl Perimeter Defense Solution and its OPC Foundation Certified OPC Server Transfer Service (OSTS) application software in Saudi Arabia. The installation successfully secures industrial control information previously at risk to cyber attacks.

Morpho, a subsidiary of  France-based Safran and a provider of secure identification solutions, has joined the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, an industry consortium delivering standards for simpler, stronger authentication during online transactions.

A new poll by Germany-based marketing research firm GfK has found that almost nine in ten (88 percent) of U.S. consumers are at least “a little” concerned about the privacy of their personal data. One in three consumers also reports being directly impacted by misuse of personal data within the past year.

The poll, conducted last month, revealed 49 percent of respondents say they are now “very much” concerned about the privacy of their data; 59 percent said their concern has risen in the last twelve months.

Control Risks, an independent risk consultancy specializing in political, integrity, and security risk, has named Greg Esslinger to lead its corporate investigations and legal technologies businesses in the Americas. Esslinger is an experienced fraud and corruption consultant and former FBI special agent.

Based in Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, GA, he will direct the company’s multi-jurisdictional investigations and litigation support.

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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