Attorney General Holder announces first drop in federal prison population in more than three decades
Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that the federal prison population has dropped by roughly 4,800 inmates since September 2013, representing the first time the federal inmate population has fallen, rather than risen, over the course of a fiscal year since 1980. He made the announcement in a speech at New York University Law School’s Brennan Center for Justice.
Tysons Corner, VA-based Preferred Systems Solutions (PSS), a provider of Information Technology (IT) infrastructure, software development, enterprise resource planning, and financial consulting services to government, has announced the appointment of Fred Funk to their executive management team as senior vice president, National Security Group.
Custom hardware builder MBX Systems will announce expanded services for digital security and surveillance vendors at ASIS 2014. For the first time, MBX is extending its services from video surveillance customers to also serve the electronic access control market by providing turnkey packages consisting of vendors’ software pre-loaded on custom servers for easy deployment at customer sites. Benefits include:
Hikvision USA, a multiple award-winning North American provider of video surveillance solutions, has partnered with St. Louis, MO-based NexGen Integration LLC, a leading full-service security company, to equip the U.S. Army with a comprehensive security system at Fort Leonard Wood, a major U.S military facility. Hikvision's products passed a rigorous battery of tests to gain Risk Management Framework (RMF) certification, proving their resilience to vulnerabilities such as malware that would put the system at risk.
US Customs and Border Protection Field Operations officers and import specialists seized in late August two fraudulent iPhone 6 cell phones among other counterfeit phones and cell phone accessories, infringing the intellectual property rights of Apple and Samsung.
The various courier consignments inspected by CBP officers at the San Juan Air Cargo facility revealed other fake products such as two Samsung Galaxy phones, and 319 iPhone cell phone panels.
Security practitioners and job seekers will get answers to their career-related questions and challenges -- and learn how to best position themselves on the job at the 3rd annual Career Pavilion, taking place at ASIS 2014 and the (ISC)2 Security Congress, Sept. 29-Oct. 2 in Atlanta, GA. Sponsored by the University of Phoenix, the Pavilion will feature free career coaching and resume reviews, professional development sessions, and career services.
This month, managers and executives from U.S. Security Associates (USA) are making plans to gather in the security company’s hometown of Atlanta, GA for the ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits. ASIS International is the leading organization of security management professionals, with 38,000 members worldwide. ASIS is holding its annual seminar from Sept. 29 to Oct. 2 at the Georgia World Congress Center. More than 20,000 attendees from over 80 countries are traveling to Atlanta for the conference.
Gallagher will showcase its portfolio of integrated access control, intrusion detection, and perimeter protection solutions at the ASIS International security exhibition in Atlanta, running from Sept. 29 through Oct. 2, 2014. This will mark Gallagher's first appearance at a major exhibition in the U.S. since the company was awarded approved supplier status for its Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Solution.
(ISC)2, the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals with over 100,000 members worldwide, has announced a new Women in Security conference track for the colocated fourth annual (ISC)2 Security Congress and 60th annual ASIS International Seminar & Exhibits.
Frisco, TX-based Sheplers, a multi-channel western-wear retailer, has determined that their payment systems suffered a security breach in which hackers gained access to their systems and some of their customers’ payment card information was exposed. With the assistance of a leading computer security firm, Sheplers is continuing the investigation into the incident, and are cooperating with law enforcement in their efforts to find the criminals responsible.