An increasing number of U.S. hospitals are now equipped to treat patients with Ebola, giving nationwide health system Ebola readiness efforts a boost. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state health officials have identified and designated 35 hospitals with Ebola treatment centers, with more expected in the coming weeks.
Advanced Detection Technology of Moorseville, NC deployed a LowCam Under Vehicle Inspection System (UVIS) in a Department of Energy nuclear facility nine years ago. The company, which specializes in UVIS and perimeter protection systems, has sold its products to airports, seaports, embassies, nuclear facilities, Customs and Border Protection and many other state, regional and national government facilities around the world.
New York governor chooses Mutualink K12 technology for real-time communication between schools and first responders
Wallingford, CT-based Mutualink continues to expand its network of connected communities with a pilot program of Mutualink K12 at 20 schools in New York’s Oneida and Rockland counties. This follows the successful roll-out of the Mutualink system in Dartmouth, MA earlier this year. By joining the Interoperable Response and Preparedness Platform network, these schools now have a direct link to police and other entities on the network as and when needed.
Portland, OR-based Tripwire, Inc., a provider of advanced threat, security, and compliance solutions has announced a technology integration with Palo Alto Networks that provides mutual customers with unique detection and protection against zero-day exploits and advanced persistent threats.
The United States Monday signed three customs agreements with Singapore, ensuring greater cooperation and mutual assistance on customs enforcement and the facilitation of lawful trade and travel, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske and Singapore Customs Director General Ho Chee Pong signed a U.S.-Singapore Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement (CMAA) and a Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) between CBP’s Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and Singapore’s Customs’ Secure Trade (STC) Partnership.
A Danish citizen last week pleaded guilty in the Eastern District of Virginia and was ordered to pay a fine of $500,000 for advertising and selling StealthGenie, a spyware application that could remotely monitor calls, texts, videos and other communications on mobile phones without detection. This marks the first-ever criminal conviction concerning the advertisement and sale of a mobile device spyware app.
President Obama announced several steps aimed at easing tensions between law enforcement and communities Monday, including a $263 package that would include $75 million to purchase police body cameras and additional funding for law enforcement training and reform. He also proposed a review of federal funding and programs that provide military equipment to police.
Irvine, CA-based Cylance, a provider of threat detection and prevention cybersecurity, has released a report detailing coordinated attacks by hackers based in Iran on more than 50 targets in 16 countries around the globe. Victim organizations were found in a variety of critical industries, with most attacks on airlines and airports, energy, oil and gas, telecommunications companies, government agencies and universities.
Endicott, NY-based SureScan Corporation, a provider of advanced technology and manufacturing to the homeland security marketplace, has announced it has appointed LeeAnn Levesque as president and CEO. Promoted from the post of general manager, which she has held since 2004, Levesque has been responsible for the design, manufacture, and sale of SureScan’s x1000 computed tomography explosive detection checked baggage screening solution.
Boulder, CO-based LogRhythm, the security intelligence company, has announced that Todd Headley, the former chief financial officer of Sourcefire, has been appointed to the LogRhythm board of directors. Headley brings a wealth of expertise in information security to the LogRhythm board, where he will help guide the company during a period of rapid growth and increased customer adoption of LogRhythm’s next generation Security Intelligence and Analytics platform.
Digital Version of March/April 2015