IT Security

ID.me approved to issue high assurance digital identity credentials

Top Priority Sector: 
access_control_identification

With FICAM’s decision to approve McLean, VA-based ID.me as an accredited Credential Service Provider last Thursday, the company joins the likes of Symantec and Verizon by enabling American citizens to easily and securely access government services online through a trusted Single Sign On, ID.me says. The Federal Identity Credential Access Management (FICAM) Trust Framework Solutions program approved ID.me as a non-PKI Credential Service Provider (CSP) and Token Manager service operating at Assurance Levels 1, 2, and 3.

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MorphoTrust and QLess join forces to reduce MVA wait times

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access_control_identification

A strategic partnership to reduce lines and wait times at motor vehicle agencies (MVAs) and for other identity services has been announced by MorphoTrust USA (Safran) and QLess. The partnership will improve consumer convenience and organizational efficiency through the innovative use of technology. MorphoTrust, the provider of issuance solutions for approximately 80 percent of all U.S.

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Former acting HHS cyber security director convicted of engaging in child pornography enterprise

Top Priority Sector: 
infrastructure_protection

A former acting director of cyber security at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has been convicted on child pornography charges, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Timothy DeFoggi, 56, formerly of Germantown, MD, was convicted Tuesday of engaging in a child exploitation enterprise, conspiracy to advertise and distribute child pornography, and accessing a computer with intent to view child pornography in connection with his membership in a child pornography website. He was found guilty by a federal jury in the District of Nebraska Tuesday.

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SE7EN: NetAlert enables continuous monitoring of physical network infrastructure

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infrastructure_protection

Ashburn, VA-based Telos Corporation, an information technology provider that delivers solutions that empower and protect the world’s most security-conscious enterprises, has announced the general availability of SE7EN: NetAlert, an interactive, Web-based network infrastructure monitoring tool to protect the physical security of fiber optic and copper cable networks.

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Norse Corp. appoints Jacinta Tobin as SVP of global sales

Top Priority Sector: 
cyber_security
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San Mateo, CA-based Norse Corp., a provider of live attack intelligence, has announced the appointment of Jacinta Tobin to serve as the company’s first senior vice president of global sales.

Named in May 2013 as one of the top 50 most influential women in technology by Silicon Valley Global magazine, Tobin will spearhead all of Norse’s global growth initiatives.

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GSMA collaborates with UNICEF on child online protection

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infrastructure_protection

The GSMA has announced its collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to promote industry guidelines to safeguard children online in Latin America and the Caribbean. The GSMA will promote the Guidelines for Industry on Child Online Protection within the Latin American mobile industry and will work closely with UNICEF to identify ways in which mobile operators can promote children’s rights and responsible digital citizenship.

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Gallagher security continues U.S. expansion west

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access_control_identification

Gallagher, an international provider of integrated access control, intruder alarm, and perimeter protection continues to grow operations with the appointment of Jim Saletta, new Business Development Manager for the western region of the U.S.

Working alongside Eddie Salinas, technical account manager, Jim will manage multiple relationships from distributors, business partners, and customers to drive Gallagher's end-to-end security solution.

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Impact of Target data breach on cybersecurity budget diminishing, survey says

Top Priority Sector: 
cyber_security

Portland, OR-based Tripwire, a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced the results of a survey of 215 attendees at the Black Hat USA 2014 security conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Survey respondents were asked which security event had a greater impact on their budget and executive security awareness of cybersecurity: Target's data breach, the Snowden leaks, or the increase in targeted threats.

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A-T Solutions launches mobile-capable data collection toolkit

Top Priority Sector: 
infrastructure_protection

A-T Solutions, a provider of counterterrorism based in Vienna, VA, has announced the launch of its new Data Collection Toolkit (DCT) and release of a white paper titled “Top Three Ways In-Field Data Collection Helps Achieve Urgent Objectives,” which details the benefits and value of mobile-capable data collection tools for federal agencies whose missions involve public safety, national defense, counterterrorism, homeland security, criminal investigations, and disaster and emergency management.

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Florida State Police signs contract to implement Brain Fingerprinting technology

Top Priority Sector: 
law_enforcement_first_responders

Southborough, MA-based Brainwave Science -- a company that has developed and modernized Brain Fingerprinting technology to fulfill a need to prevent disasters, deliver truth and justice for governments, national security agencies, law enforcement, corporations and individuals today announced that it has been awarded a contract to train and implement Brain Fingerprinting Technology to police in Florida State in June 2014.

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