IT Security

SuperCom to acquire cyber security company Prevision

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New York, NY-based SuperCom, a provider of electronic intelligence solutions for e-Government, public safety, and mobile payments has announced its intent to acquire Prevision as part of its strategy to offer complimentary security products and solutions to its growing customer base.

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Former acting HHS cyber security director sentenced to 25 years for engaging in child pornography enterprise

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Timothy DeFoggi

The former acting director of cyber security at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison Monday for engaging in a child exploitation enterprise and related charges in connection with his membership in a Tor-network-based child pornography website.

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DriveSavers partners with GC Micro to provide services through NASA contract

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cyber_security

Novato, CA-based DriveSavers, a provider of recovery, eDiscovery,  and digital forensic solutions, has announced a partnership with GC Micro, an information technology firm with a competitive NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP IV), government wide acquisition contract (GWAC).

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Accenture awarded $19.8 million contract to enhance Navy enterprise resource planning system

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The U.S. Department of the Navy has awarded Accenture Federal Services five task orders under an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide information technology support and training for the Navy Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Each task order has a one-year period of performance. The total value of all five task orders is $19.8 million.

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NAFCU: Possible Chick-fil-A breach a reminder Congress must act to create national data security standard for retailers

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cyber_security

National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) President and CEO Dan Berger renewed the association’s push for national data security and breach notification standards for retailers amid news of a possible data breach at Chick-fil-A chain restaurants.

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Bill Hogan joins Security-Net, provides representation for systems integrator D/A Central

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Security-Net, Inc., a global provider of security system services, has announced that it voted to approve the membership of Bill Hogan as the Security-Net member representative for D/A Central in Oak Pak, MI.

Hogan has served as president of D/A Central since 2013. The founder and Chief Executive Officer of Market Basket Rewards Inc., a comprehensive loyalty marketing and data analytics platform as a service for retailers, Hogan was hired to join D/A Central by Chief Executive Officer and Founder Dave Shelton.

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NCI to acquire Computech

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Reston, VA-based NCI, a provider of information technology (IT) and professional services and solutions to U.S. Federal Government agencies, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Computech, a provider of agile and lean application software development and IT operations and maintenance.

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Veteran Tickets Foundation leverages ID.me’s technology to provide free tickets to members of the military

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access_control_identification

Digital identity verification provider ID.me has announced a partnership with Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix), a national nonprofit that provides free event tickets to members of the military, veterans and their families and the families of those killed in action. Utilizing ID.me’s award-winning identity verification technology, Vet Tix will be able to increase its volume of verification to the military community without risk of fraud.

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Online identity verification helps Michigan DHS safeguard integrity of public benefits

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access_control_identification

The Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS) and LexisNexis Risk Solutions have announced an online identity verification and authentication pilot for residents using the MI Bridges web portal to apply for public benefits in Michigan. The pilot aims to help prevent identity-based fraud, waste and abuse and to create streamlined processes for benefit determination by confirming the identity of clients at the time they are applying for benefits.

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Aviation security -- the cyber perspective

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Lawrence Dietz

Cyber security is an all-engulfing term that has different meanings depending on the context. For example: cyber security in the utility industry is not like cyber security in the legal profession, just as cyber security in the aviation sector has yet a different and unique profile that requires special scrutiny.

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