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Wed, 2014-10-08 02:19 PM
Cybersecurity breaches affect businesses large and small, and the annual cost of computer- and network-based crimes worldwide is estimated to be more than $400 billion, according to a report from...
Tue, 2014-10-07 09:08 PM
SST, Inc., the California-based maker of ShotSpotter Flex and a global leader in gunfire detection and analysis, has announced that its National Gunfire Index revealed that gunfire incidents during...
Tue, 2014-10-07 07:28 PM
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson Monday designated Joseph P. Clancy to serve as Acting Director of the U.S. Secret Service. Johnson appointed Clancy, a 27-year veteran of the Service, and...
Tue, 2014-10-07 07:08 PM
The first cases of the Ebola virus were reported in West Africa in March 2014. Shortly after, the U.S. began a whole-of-government response to contain and eliminate the epidemic at its source, while...
Tue, 2014-10-07 03:14 PM
A new report by the Center for Immigration Studies finds that nearly one in six adults in the U.S. is foreign-born. The report, based on newly released Census Bureau data, also found that the nation'...
Mon, 2014-10-06 05:53 PM
A report by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has found that the economic benefits provided by nature in the Chesapeake Bay watershed will total $130 billion annually when the Chesapeake Clean...
Mon, 2014-10-06 04:23 PM
A southwest suburban Bolingbrook, IL man was arrested Saturday night for allegedly attempting to travel overseas to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic...
Sun, 2014-10-05 06:32 PM
The health and welfare of flight crews, airline workers and the traveling public is a top priority of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the agency says. The FAA has been working closely with...
Sun, 2014-10-05 06:11 PM
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents from the HSI Colombia Attaché Office recently hosted a one-week law enforcement training on...
Sun, 2014-10-05 05:39 PM
In the wake of widely reported egregious failures to follow established protocols for dealing with the Ebola virus by a Dallas, TX hospital and local public health authorities in the case of the...
Sun, 2014-10-05 03:27 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Air and Marine, announced last week that eight helium-filled balloon surveillance systems are fully operational; the systems will provide radar...
Thu, 2014-10-02 10:37 PM
A man convicted in 2013 of attempting to detonate a vehicle bomb at an annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, OR, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison followed by a lifetime term of...

Company News

Santa Clara, CA-based McAfee, part of Intel Security, has announced the latest release of McAfee Next Generation Firewall, which now seamlessly integrates with several key McAfee solutions and technologies, offering businesses and government agencies an ever-expanding ecosystem of threat defenses. Important new integrations with the McAfee Security Connected framework provide McAfee Next Generation Firewall customers with layered protection against the latest threats and evasions, along with improved workflows and operational efficiencies.

Following Symantec's notice that the Backup Exec appliance line is being discontinued, cloud backup and disaster recovery provider Zetta.net has announced a migration program for those Symantec Backup Exec appliance customers whose devices are affected.

San Francisco, CA-based RiskIQ, the company that enables organizations to detect and mitigate customer facing threats, has announced the appointment of former WhiteHat Security executive Arian Evans as vice president of product strategy. Evans brings more than 16 years of expertise in information and application security, software development, systems architecture and financial services to RiskIQ.

San Francisco, CA-based August, the technology company building products that make life simpler and more secure, has announced that its flagship product the August Smart Lock is available for purchase.

Compatible with all standard deadbolts, August attaches to your existing deadbolt on the inside of your door, and can be self-installed in less than ten minutes. For those who need a little help, August has developed a network of over 300 locksmiths across the U.S. who have been trained and certified as August installers.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have jointly awarded a $27 million dollar contract to The Whitestone Group, Inc. Whitestone, a physical security company based in Columbus, OH, provides physical security for federal facilities in the United States and its Territories.

Ocean Presence Technologies (OPT) has announced two new high-definition underwater cameras. “Earlier this year we announced the first of the high-speed 60 frames per second cameras. Now we are very excited to announce an extremely small 1080p high-definition underwater camera,” said OPT’s President Robert Aston. The OPT-14 is our smallest and most affordable full HD underwater camera. The remote-head camera housing has a diameter of only 1.5 inches.mens nike shox nz

Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a provider of integrated security and video surveillance solutions, has announced its new i-PRO Transit Solution at APTA EXPO 2014, being held October 13-15.

Annapolis, MC-based iJET International, Inc., an operational risk management solutions provider, introduced Critical Trac, a 24x7 monitoring service for personnel in dangerous locations or situations throughout the world, at the recent ASIS International Conference on September 29-October 2 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.real louis vuitton purs

Commentary and Opinions

The District of Columbia Council uncovered a serious homeland security flaw this week that should raise red flags for mayors and town managers around the country. In the nation's capitol, local transportation officials aren't conducting oversight over CSX and the goods it transports through the city. Similarly, officials are unfamiliar with the rail carrier's security policies. DC transportation officials, as traditionally classified by the federal government, aren't rail stakeholders with a need to know this information.

Editor’s note: In this article Denise Rucker Krepp, former Special Counsel to DOT General Counsel, Senior Counsel on the House Homeland Security Committee, and author of the 9/11 Act rail provisions, gives state, local officials a simple piece of advice regarding NDAs they signed with railroad companies regarding transportation of Bakken crude oil: Tear them up. They’re against the law.

Meeting the performance needs of the next generation of radar systems that will be deployed by the military is spurring the development of more efficient and sensitive hardware components to go along with the rapid advances in signal processing techniques and bandwidth.

The military uses radar for many purposes, including guiding missiles to targets, directing the firing of weapon systems, and providing long-distance surveillance and navigation information.

Car theft is a fruitful field of opportunity for today’s criminals as they seek new and innovative ways for gaining quick profits. Recent reports indicate that prior to committing theft, organized car-theft gangs are doing their homework. They are targeting specific car rental facilities, conducting exhaustive site-studies of the facilities to identify vulnerabilities that will make their job easier.

In recent decades, wildfires of unprecedented magnitude and severity have increased in frequency, raising concerns about impacts on local natural resources such as water. The Water Research Foundation (WRF) and the Canadian Water Network (CWN) recently released a new report that offers a comprehensive look at the state of knowledge around this subject and the potential for mitigating the impact wildfires can have on water

 

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According to Bobby Brown, VP for Homeland Security, Telephonics business units include a Maritime Surveillance unit, a Communications unit and an Integrated Surveillance Group, which produces a ground-based Advanced Radar System (ARSS), with 1,600 systems deployed globally.  In recent years, Telephonics has collaborated with Customs and Border Protection to develop a package called the Mobile Surveillance System (MSS) that includes ground radar, pan-tilt cameras and a C2 system, with 44 systems presently in CBP’s inventory.

Paul Mackler, President of Eagle Eye Expositions, expresses great satisfaction with exhibitor turn-out and quality of the sessions in the 2013 Expo. He gives a lot of credit for the event’s success to his Advisory Board, which included Jason P. Ahern and many other former high-ranking officials in CBP, DEA, ICE and other government agencies. Mackler also announces that the first annual U.S.- Canada Cross Border Conference will take place in Detroit, MI on September 12-13, to help advance the Beyond Border agreement signed by U.S.

Covia Labs received the award for “Best Interoperable First Responder Communications” in the 2012 Awards Program for its “Alert & Respond” software platform and application that provides voice/data interoperability across a variety of platforms ranging from smart phones to police and fire department radios, embedded devices and drones. The top two markets for the company, according to CEO David Kahn, are the military and public safety.

RedSeal Networks is both a Sponsor of the 2012 Awards Program and recipient of a Winner’s trophy in the IT Security Category of “Best Continuous Monitoring Solution”.

Vanguard Security Professionals has been a multiple Winner and Finalist in previous GSN Awards Programs and was named Winner in the 2012 category of “Best Intrusion Detection/Prevention Solution” and Finalist in the 2012 categories of “Best Identity Management Platform” and “Best Compliance/Vulnerability Assessment Solution.” Steven Ringelberg argues that new language is being used to describe the threat-scape, but many threats are the same as they have been for years.

New Products

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...

Hikvision USA, a North American provider of cutting-edge video surveillance products and solutions, has announced a collaboration with Smartvue Corporation, an enterprise cloud...

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