IT Security

BRS Labs to go public

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cyber_security

Houston-based Behavioral Recognition Systems (BRS Labs), creator of AISight, the artificial intelligence analytics solution that teaches itself to recognize and alert on unexpected patterns within massive volumes of data, has announced it plans to go public soon. The announcement was recently made on the FOX Business Network's Varney & Company.

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PCI compliance contributes to false sense of security, survey says

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cyber_security

Portland, OR-based Tripwire, a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced the combined results of a 2014 retail cybersecurity survey conducted by Dimensional and Atomic Research and sponsored by Tripwire. The survey evaluated the attitudes of 407 retail and financial services organizations in the U.S. and the U.K. on a variety of cybersecurity topics.

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New bill aims to reduce over-classification to cut costs, improve security

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A new bill has been introduced by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) that aims to reduce U.S. government over-classification in order to improve information sharing, cut costs, and improve overall national security. The government spends more than $11 billion classifying more than 80 million documents annually.

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BAE Systems and Mach 1 Development partner to deliver secure document management and tracking solutions

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cyber_security

McLean, VA-based BAE Systems is enhancing its data collaboration and dissemination tool, SIBA, through the interoperability of Mach 1 Development’s DocuTRACER document watermarking solution.

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Thales partners with Guidance Software to deliver critical incident response and digital investigations to UK

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cyber_security

Pasadena, CA-based Guidance Software, which provides digital investigations, has announced a partnership with Thales to deliver a full range of endpoint security and incident response products and services to the UK market. EnCase products extend the Thales portfolio to identify threats that would otherwise go unnoticed, and to quickly perform incident response and recovery.

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Governor O’Malley announces CyberMaryland 2014

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cyber_security

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has announced that during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October 2014, Maryland will host CyberMaryland 2014, a multi-faceted conference, competition, cyber hiring event, and awards celebration designed to showcase industry innovations, connect military veterans with cybersecurity jobs, recognize cyber pioneers and groom the next generation of cyber experts.

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NSA, retail breaches influenced corporate security strategies the most, study finds

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cyber_security

Sixty eight percent of businesses stated that the NSA breach by Edward Snowden and the number of retail/point of sale (PoS) system breaches in the past year were the most impactful in terms of changing security strategies to protect against the latest threats.

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Security researcher to present new Pineapple Wi-Fi vulnerability

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Portland, OR-based Tripwire, a provider of advanced threat, security, and compliance solutions, has announced that Craig Young, security researcher for its Vulnerability and Exposure Research Team, will be presenting new security research at DEF CON 22. The conference will take place August 7-10, 2014, at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

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Viscount awarded contracts to secure sites for DHS

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it_security

Viscount Systems, a provider of IT-based security software and services, has announced that it has been awarded additional contracts to secure U.S. Federal Government facilities in Missouri and Massachusetts for the Department of Homeland Security -- United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

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From the inside out: agile data masking safeguards sensitive information

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cyber_security

With new technologies -- such as virtualization, cloud computing and mobility -- come new threats to IT systems. The sophistication of those threats -- both internal and external -- has become a major concern for the federal government. In fact, cyber security is among the top priorities for the White House and Congress as evidenced by recent legislation and initiatives aimed at protecting sensitive data and intelligence, including health and personally identifiable information.

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