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Tue, 2015-03-17 07:37 PM
Los Angeles, March 13 – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has revoked the air carrier certificate of GlobalJet NA, LLC of Scottsdale, AZ, for allegedly...
Sun, 2015-03-15 08:08 PM
Alexandria, VA – ASIS International (ASIS) will honor New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton with its 2015 Person of the Year Award at a luncheon at noon on Thursday, April 23 in New...
Wed, 2015-03-11 08:55 PM
Geneva, March 11 -- Approximately 32 million people in Japan are affected by the radioactive fallout from the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, according to the 2015 Fukushima Report now available from...
Wed, 2015-03-11 08:07 PM
Copenhagen, Denmark, March 10 -- According to World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, the United Kingdom is now free of Ebola virus disease (EVD).On December 28 2014, a healthcare worker returned...
Wed, 2015-03-11 03:04 AM
One year after the first Ebola cases started to surface in Guinea, the World Health Organization (WHO) has published a series of 14 papers that take an in-depth look at West Africa’s first epidemic...
Tue, 2015-03-10 07:46 PM
Washington, DC, March 6, 2015 -- As part of its ongoing investigation into Thursday’s accident at LaGuardia Airport where Delta Air Lines flight 1086, which originated in Atlanta, GA, veered off the...
Tue, 2015-03-10 12:25 AM
Washington (March 9) -- Director James B. Comey has named Thomas M. Class, Sr. special agent in charge of the FBI’s Dallas Division. Class most recently served as section chief of the High Value...
Mon, 2015-03-09 11:17 PM
An Orange County, CA, man who attempted to travel to Syria last year has been indicted on a series of federal offenses, including attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist...
Thu, 2015-03-05 04:14 AM
Following a two-week trial, Abid Naseer, 28, a Pakistani national who joined al-Qaeda and plotted to commit a terrorist attack in the United Kingdom, was found guilty Wednesday by a jury in Brooklyn...
Thu, 2015-03-05 12:23 AM
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) dedicated a new $16.4 million, state-of-the-art airport traffic control tower at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport last...
Tue, 2015-03-03 03:44 AM
FBI Director James B. Comey has named Angela Byers special agent in charge of the FBI’s Cincinnati Division. Byers most recently served as chief of the Financial Crimes section in the Criminal...
Tue, 2015-03-03 02:58 AM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced the expansion of Mobile Passport Control (MPC) to Miami International Airport. MPC is the first authorized app to expedite a traveler’s entry...

Company News

Arlington, VA, May 5 – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), an association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, announced today that top technology executives from Dell, xo Communications, Fujitsu and ADTRAN will take part in the annual TIA 
San Francisco, May 5 – Bay Dynamics, a provider of cybersecurity solutions and actionable risk intelligence to the world’s largest organizations, has announced that Comcast Cable is leveraging the company’s 
Rapiscan Systems, Inc., a global supplier of security inspection systems, has announced that the company has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $27 million to provide multiple units of the RTT® 110 (Real Time Tomography) explosives detection system (EDS) to Leonardo da Vinci – Fiumicino Airport. The RTT's unique design enables baggage to be screened at high speed, allowing the RTT to be installed "in-line" within an airport's existing baggage handling network without slowing that system down.
Pompano Beach, FL, May 5 ­– At ISC West 2015, IC Real Tech demonstrated its position as an innovator of video surveillance technologies, nabbing 3 key security industry awards for its revolutionary IC Realtime IC720 360x360 Virtual PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) video camera and changing the way in which many security system companies will present surveillance systems to their clients.
Irvine, CA, April 28 – Getac Inc., a manufacturer of rugged computers, has released the updated V110 rugged convertible and the updated F110 rugged tablet, making Getac’s fastest-selling products even better. The second generation F110 and V110 products each feature a fifth generation Intel Processor, Intel HD Graphics 5500, an eight-megapixel rear camera, a front HD webcam and an updated LumiBond 2.0 touch screen that allows glove-on use.
San Francisco, May 1 – SINET, an organization focused on the advancement of cybersecurity innovation through public-private collaboration, has announced that the SINET 16 Innovator Awards application process is now open. The deadline for submission is July 17, 2015. There is no fee to apply or to present.
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, May 4 – WinMagic, Inc. has announced that one of its longest-standing partners, Carolina Advanced Digital, has won a potentially lucrative contract enabling the sale of WinMagic encryption and key management solutions to U.S. federal agencies.
Cambridge, MA, May 4 – The APWG reports in its new Phishing Activity Trends Report that during the 4th quarter of 2014, a record number of crimeware variants were detected, a strategy of overwhelming proliferation of variations designed to defeat antivirus software. Meanwhile, phishers increasingly targeted retail and service sites, hoping to take advantage of the burgeoning numbers of online shoppers.

Commentary and Opinions

The possibility of governments collecting and analyzing personal data changed dramatically after the enactment of The Patriot Act in 2001. The public outcry following WikiLeaks and the NSA PRISM program has kept controversial data collection methods in the headlines over the past few years. The legality of this type of data collection is still in question.
When it comes to cybersecurity, boldface security organizations can seem just as susceptible to hacks as anyone else. For example, NATO suffered over 2,500 significant cyber attacks in 2012 alone. Security experts believe that the number of sophisticated offensives against NATO is likely to increase over the coming years.
We’re almost through hurricane season, and so far we’ve been lucky: none of the hurricanes or tropical storms have caused significant damage. Even so, we’re not out of the woods yet. Researchers at Colorado State University predicted the 2014 hurricane season would see three storms making landfall, and one will be a Category 3 or higher.
Active shooter, suicide by cop, ambush by homegrown terrorism -- these real-life scenarios require different types of officer response, but the resulting stress on the officer generates the same physical and psychological results during the incident. The question Meggitt Training Systems asked is, “Can this stress be recreated within a simulated environment?” The answer is yes.
As the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States is currently being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, the Healthcare Coalition for Emergency Preparedness (HCEP) remains concerned about conflicting Ebola medical waste regulations and confusion over regulations and proper procedures at hospitals across the U.S. Despite the U.S.
 

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Vidisco received the Platinum Award in the “Best Explosives/ID/Contraband Detection” category of GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards. The company has been focusing exclusively on portable X-ray systems since its creation, according to Tamir Aluma, and its products have been developed by military and police end users who know what is needed in the field.  The company’s CCD technology is based on a high-resolution camera that captures an image from an X-ray source, and is described by Mr.

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Atlanta, GA-based Rapiscan Systems, a supplier of security inspection systems, has announced at the 60th Annual ASI...

Tampa, FL-based Digital Watchdog, a provider of digital recorders, surveillance cameras and related management software, will be demon...

Silicon Valley, CA-based AlertEnterprise, a provider of security convergence software, has announced that it has won the ASIS Accol...

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North Canton, OH-based Diebold, a provider of innovative self-service technology, security systems, and related services,...