In an impressive global online briefing on September 19 -- which drew seamlessly upon Cisco presenters sitting throughout the U.S., a technology manager with the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system sitting in that Texas city, and a technology executive sitting in Sao Paulo, Brazil – Cisco announced several new developments in its never-ending effort to spread video and audio capabilities for public safety purposes via the Internet.
Secure Strategy Group to help drive revenues for Microsoft’s global security team and its technology partners
Microsoft Corp., which maintains three Global Security Operations Centers around the world to help safeguard more than 700 separate Microsoft physical sites, has developed a sophisticated monitoring and surveillance system at each Center. These surveillance capabilities are built on a platform using the company’s own software packages and enhanced with software and hardware supplied by a cadre of specialized “technology partners.”
CSC on September 12 expanded its managed security services to include a full Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution managed through the company’s global network of security operation centers.
Businesses are under increasing pressure to both detect and prevent sophisticated cybersecurity threats. In addition, to facilitate forensic investigations and meet growing compliance and regulatory demands, businesses must maintain extensive records of security events. These needs are driving increased demand for enterprise logging and SIEM technology.
The DHS science and technology (S&T) directorate will unveil eight emerging cybersecurity technologies, developed by the Department of Energy’s national laboratories, on October 9 at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC.
Ron Martin, the executive director for the Open Security Exchange, has joined the Center for Strategic Cyberspace + Security Science as a senior advisor. Martin will engage with CSCSS and bring his years of experience to address current challenges in cyberspace security.
In just six years, North Louisiana has created a fast-growing cyber cluster in a region historically dominated by manufacturing, oil and gas, and agricultural sectors. The catalyst for this rapid progress stems from the combined vision of local and state leaders to diversify the region’s economic base and develop a knowledge-based workforce for the expanding cyber sector.
As the Edward Snowden soap opera continues to play out on the world stage, pundits can fill the airwaves with suppositions about personal and corporate privacy, spy tactics against presumed terrorists, and the fate of one government contractor, now encamped in Russia. In the hallways of government agencies, the conversations are more pragmatic. Security and IT professionals are asking each other how to best protect data when it is the necessary basis for employee collaboration and productivity.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced on September 5 that
it has approved the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 201-2, essentially the second complete version of the PIV standard, which was established in response to Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12, better known as HSPD-12.
The updated version of the FIPS 201 standard became effective on September 5.
Dynamics Research Corp., a technology and management consulting Company, has announced that it was one of 17 awardees of a $6 billion blanket purchase agreement for the DHS “Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation, Tools and Continuous Monitoring as a Service” program to deploy continuous monitoring tools and services throughout the federal government.
Two of the current buzz words in the information technology world – Cloud and mobility – will take center stage at a three-day forum and workshop sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD, on Oct. 1-3.
|Event Details||Dates of Event|
|SANS Counter Hack 2013||Nov 7 - 14|
|SANS Pen Test Hackfest 2013||Nov 7 - 14|
|SANS Korea 2013||Nov 11 - 16|
|Military Exports & Compliance Asia||Nov 12 - 14|
|NCT: Counter IED Asia, 12 - 15 November 2013, Bangkok||Nov 12 - 15|
|School Safety Symposium||Nov 13 - 13|
|Southwest Microwave Perimeter Defense Seminar||Nov 13 - 13|
|OWASP AppSec USA 2013||Nov 18 - 21|
|GovSec West Conference & Expo 2013||Nov 19 - 20|
|Southwest Microwave Perimeter Defense Seminar||Nov 19 - 19|
|Oracle 7th Annual Federal Forum||Nov 20 - 20|
|World BORDERPOL Congress||Dec 3 - 4|
|Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe||Feb 12 - 13|