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Tue, 2014-11-11 01:51 PM
November 11, 2014 -- As Veterans’ Day approaches, I have a couple of thoughts. First, I’m thankful for all of the sacrifices our Veterans have made, that in so many ways it is difficult for many to...
Tue, 2014-11-11 01:30 PM
The New York-based Open Society Foundations awarded a grant of $50 million Friday to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in support of its nationwide campaign to end mass incarceration. The...
Tue, 2014-11-11 12:10 PM
A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)-led research team has discovered a new species of deep-sea coral and a nursery area for catsharks and skates in the underwater canyons located...
Mon, 2014-11-10 05:30 PM
The estimated number of violent crimes in the nation decreased 4.4 percent in 2013 when compared with 2012 data, according to FBI figures released today. Property crimes decreased 4.1 percent,...
Mon, 2014-11-10 05:11 PM
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued a final rule that strengthens training requirements for railroad employees and contractors who perform safety-related work. The rule, which...
Sun, 2014-11-09 07:37 PM
Dozens of dark market websites offering a range of illegal goods and services for sale on the Tor network went dark Thursday following a coordinated international law enforcement action. The seizure...
Sun, 2014-11-09 04:58 PM
Investigators have discovered a potential cyber security threat to the U.S. critical infrastructure. BlackEnergy is a trojan horse discovered within the software that controls oil and gas pipelines,...
Thu, 2014-11-06 05:17 PM
In a settlement with the United States, three subsidiaries of the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PCS), the world’s largest fertilizer producer, will take steps to reduce harmful air emissions at...
Thu, 2014-11-06 04:20 PM

John Stewart

The Internet of Everything (IoE) has created unprecedented connections of people, process, data and things. Applications running on tablets, mobile devices and home appliance sensors are improving...
Wed, 2014-11-05 04:44 PM
Lamont Deshawn Byrd, 22, was sentenced Monday in federal court in Raleigh, NC, to serve life in prison for committing first degree murder of an Officer of the United States.Byrd pleaded guilty on Aug...
Tue, 2014-11-04 09:43 PM
By all reports from Brazilian airport operator Infraero, the purchase of Astrophysics superior X-ray screening systems for air cargo screening at 11 airports in Brazil was highly successful in...
Tue, 2014-11-04 09:22 PM
Attorneys from MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund), the Immigration Rights and Civil Rights Clinics at the University of Texas Law School, Human Rights First, and the Law...

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Portland, OR-based Tripwire, Inc., a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced the results of a consumer survey conducted by One Poll and Dimensional Research on holiday shopping security practices. The survey evaluated online cybersecurity awareness of 2,011 consumers from the U.S. and U.K., and revealed that more than 40 percent believe emails from “trusted brands” are safe to click, and nearly a quarter of respondents (24 percent) anticipate doing at least part of their holiday shopping while at work.

Digital security vendor TrustPipe has emerged from stealth mode to release TrustXP, a lightweight downloadable application that provides a significant breakthrough in security for Windows XP, helping make it virtually hack-proof. The company also announced a reseller agreement with NCR’s Telecom and Technology business, a global leader in consumer transaction technologies, through which NCR will globally distribute and manage implementations of TrustXP.

Winnipeg, Canada-based Seccuris, a provider of cybersecurity consulting and managed services, has partnered with organizations working diligently to solve the rise of cyber threats and a shortage of qualified security professionals. The organizations include Sisler High School in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and the Government of Manitoba.

The Fujisawa SST Council, a consortium led by Panasonic Corporation spearheading the development of the Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town (Fujisawa SST), has held a grand opening ceremony for the forward-looking town located on the outskirts of Tokyo. With its core facility supporting sustainable development of the town and its community now coming into operation, the Fujisawa SST is moving from the construction stage into a new stage where the town is nurtured to grow in full-scale into an eco and smart town that puts a high priority on the residents’ lifestyles.

Bitdefender, the creator of innovative global security software solutions, has launched Bitdefender Total Security Multi-Device, a comprehensive and fast way to protect your privacy, defeat even brand new malware, fend off fraud, ease online shopping and more on all your PCs, Macs and Android devices.

The San Francisco-based global information security company NCC Group has released results of an international survey that shows most consumers do not feel safe when shopping online and many are shying away from their favorite retailers as a result.

According to the “Trust in the Internet” survey, nearly eight out of 10 people (77%) do not feel very safe when shopping online and, with the holidays just a few weeks away, nearly a quarter reveal they are doing less online due to security concerns (23%).

Portland, OR-based The Climate Trust, a nonprofit that specializes in climate solutions, has announced the release of its comprehensive performance report to the Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council, the body responsible for overseeing The Trust’s activities on behalf of regulated energy facilities.

C2UK Ltd and Mutualink Inc. have announced a partnership to jointly develop the UK and Middle East markets for the Mutualink product portfolio. Mutualink offers state-of-the-art, secure, interoperable communications and information sharing solutions for U.S. and coalition defense partners, including all aspects of military and homeland defense. C2UK is able to leverage both its domestic and international presence along with its proven pedigree for the design and integration of Command and Control (C2) systems.

Commentary and Opinions

The American Civil Liberties Union has applauded the DHS’s announcement that it has finalized its Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards for immigration detention facilities.

By Chuck Brooks

Public/private partnerships are critical to the success of government operations that provide essential services and benefits. Such partnerships can help agencies reduce costs, simplify operations, and are easily scalable at times of increased and decreased need. Whether motivated by a natural disaster, terrorism, or an interruption caused by legislative shortfall, successful public/private partnerships can provide business continuity and resilience.

The time has come to re-think embassy security. The Department of State recently called for a “more serious and sustained commitment from Congress” to address security deficiencies at high-risk posts around the world, in the wake of last year's attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which resulted in the death of four people, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.   

The cost of healthcare in the U.S. continues to soar year after year. The problem is not a result of idleness or the lack of technology, but of not addressing the core problem of patient identity.

The 25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal Information Technology Management, spearheaded by Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel, has been underway for nearly three years. The goal of this initiative is to increase operational efficiency leading to improved taxpayer value. Reducing the number of federal data centers and shifting to a “Cloud-first” policy are among the major milestones. 

 

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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”.

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