GSN 2012 Awards announced: White House deputy of homeland security recognized for leadership at annual gala
Hundreds of the best of the homeland security community’s federal, state and municipal government officials, government contractors, systems integrators, IT vendors and physical security product and solutions providers all came together the night of November 29 in a ballroom of the Washington, D.C. convention center to receive accolades.
The GSN awards dinner, which has become a Washington tradition over the last four years, offered a chance for the excellence and civic-minded spirit of homeland security efforts nationwide to be recognized.
The Government Security News 2012 Homeland Security Awards Program officially opened for entries on May 1, once again featuring 45 Awards in three broad Categories:Best Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions, Best Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions and the 2011 Government Excellence Awards.
Government Security News has announced that its 2011 Homeland Security Awards Program will officially open for business and start accepting entries in the program’s 45 awards categories on Tuesday, April 26.
Greg Oslan, President and CEO of Narus corporation, say Narus’s software provides real-time traffic intelligence that helps carriers, service providers and governments around the world protect and manage large, complex networks. Although the Internet is still in its infancy, Internet crime is a global issue, and it is time to set up a global ecosystem and police force. Global criminal behavior and cyber warfare may be death by a thousand papercuts, he states, but it is still death.
Despite official murmurings a few months ago that the fiscal year 2011 budget request for DHS might decline slightly, the budget package unveiled on February 1 actually shows a three percent increase in “discretionary spending” by DHS in 2011, versus the prior year, and modest growth, at approximately the predicted rate of inflation, in the outer years.
Devoted readers of GSN’s Daily Insider e-newsletter may have noticed that no issue arrived in their e-mail in-box on Monday morning, June 17. That’s because our Web site, www.gsnmagazine.com, on which all of our news articles actually reside, was apparently hit by a cyber-attack over the weekend. As a result, several of our Web pages appeared to be infected with malware, which could have adversely affected the computers used by visitors to our Web site.
Dell announced on June 11 the launch of Dell Cloud for U.S. Government, a secure solution that offers customers with unique needs a powerful and efficient Cloud environment.
The Cloud initiative represents a move by Dell to capitalize on several of its recent acquisitions of cyber security-related companies, particularly its purchase of Perot Systems in 2009, according to Jeff Lush, the chief technology officer for Dell’s federal government services unit, who spoke with Government Security News earlier this month.
To address some of the cyber risks associated with medical devices that communicate health-related information via wireless, Internet- and network-connected systems, the Food and Drug Administration has just released draft guidance for industry and FDA staff members about the content that should be included in “premarket submissions” to the agency related to the management of cybersecurity in medical devices.
Sometimes, when a computer forensics expert is dissecting a suspect’s computer, the most important question to answer is this: “Am I looking at the original hard-drive, with all of its incriminating evidence, or has that drive been swapped out surreptitiously for a new drive, which will not contain the evidence that I’m hoping to find?”
A Chinese national was sentenced on June 11 to 144 months in federal prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and criminal copyright infringement. The convicted individual operated a Web site used to distribute more than $100 million worth of pirated software around the world, making it one of the most significant cases of copyright infringement ever uncovered -- and dismantled -- by U.S.