Infrastructure Protection

Featured Videos

Peter Boriskin, Director of Product Management for ASSA ABLOY'S Commerical Electronic Access Control Products, indicates that he would like to describe the features and benefits of the SARGENT SE...

News

Sun, 2014-07-27 06:29 PM
As demand for U.S. goods and services increases, U.S. ports are responding by implementing innovative technologies. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has partnered with the...
Sun, 2014-07-27 05:21 PM
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Acting Chairman Christopher A. Hart has announced the selection of Edward Benthall, Jr. as NTSB's chief financial officer (CFO).Benthall has served as...
Thu, 2014-07-24 06:40 PM
The Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) detailing a comprehensive proposal to improve railway safety while transporting large quantities of flammable...

Company News

Portland, OR-based Tripwire, a provider of advanced threat, security, and compliance solutions, has announced that Craig Young, security researcher for its Vulnerability and Exposure Research Team, will be presenting new security research at DEF CON 22. The conference will take place August 7-10, 2014, at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

Viscount Systems, a provider of IT-based security software and services, has announced that it has been awarded additional contracts to secure U.S. Federal Government facilities in Missouri and Massachusetts for the Department of Homeland Security -- United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Seattle, WA-based F5 Networks has announced that BIG-IP application services are now available for VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, a secure, hybrid cloud service based on VMware vSphere.

During the 2014 annual meeting of the Massachusetts High Technology Council presented by Boston Scientific Corporation, Monster announced the launch of NewEnglandTechVets.org, an online community to connect military service members and veterans with jobs in New England and across the U.S.

New England Tech Vets is designed to connect post-9/11 veterans with employers and jobs and support efforts to heal the “invisible wounds” of war as veterans re-enter the civilian workforce.

Portland, OR-based Tripwire, a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced the release of Tripwire Log Center 7.1, which includes new and updated solution packs for key compliance initiatives. These initiatives include the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.0, the National Institute of Standards and Technology cybersecurity framework 800-53 as well as the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) version 5.

Colt Technology Services, the information delivery platform, and Virtustream, the enterprise-class cloud software and services provider, have partnered to offer SAP cloud and SAP HANA cloud services to enterprises and government customers across Europe, leveraging their joint expertise in enterprise application management, IaaS and IT services.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has issued a new report, Law Enforcement Officer Deaths: Mid-Year 2014, stating that 67 officers have been killed in the line of duty during the first half of 2014 -- a 31 percent increase over the same period last year.

Of these 67 officers, 26 were killed in traffic-related incidents; 25 were killed by gunfire; and 16 died due to job-related illnesses and other causes.

A global fraud study of more than 6,100 consumers across 20 countries revealed distrust among global consumers in retailers to protect their data. The new study, Global Consumers: Concerned and Willing to Engage in the Battle Against Fraud, is the second in a two-part series conducted by ACI Worldwide and Aite Group.

Commentary and Opinions

Dear Friends,

We are a nation built on immigration, and it has made us strong.

My grandparents, like so many others who immigrated to the United States, came to this country looking for a better life and were privileged to pursue the American dream.

Sadly, there are an estimated 11.5 million undocumented immigrants living in the proverbial shadows of our democracy.

It almost goes without saying that security clearances are of paramount importance in the field of homeland security. Whether a homeland security-related job involves access control, biometrics, border protection, disaster recovery, emergency preparedness, IT security, maritime and port security, rail security, security at the state and local level, or urban security, there is no doubt that a successful candidate-for-hire is going to need either a Secret or Top Secret clearance.

In a letter sent to the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, former Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Administrator Annette Sandberg expressed strong support for an amendment to a bill proposed by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) that would roll back the restart provision within the hours of service regulations.

With Secretary of State John Kerry releasing the State Department's annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, global human rights organization International Justice Mission (IJM) is saying it continues to call upon Congress and the State Department to protect the integrity of this diplomatic tool in the fight against modern-day slavery.

With release of the U.S. State Department's 2014 Trafficking In Persons (TIP) report, it is critically important to focus on facts and tangible progress made on the ground in order to put into perspective the assessment made on each country in combating the global problem of human trafficking, according to the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington DC.

 

2013 Awards Yearbook

Celebrate the Great
Achievements of 2013


Click on Cover
Page to access

Technology Sectors

Market Sectors

Essential Guides

Recent Infrastructure Protection Videos

Dubhe Beinhorn describes AtHoc, Inc, winner of GSN’s 2012 award for “Best Mass Notification Solutions,” as a company that operates in one sector only: critical communications for crisis management. But it is in this business in a big way, with 50% of the U.S. federal government using the AtHoc System, including U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, both on an enterprise level, the U.S. Patent Office and TSA.

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.

TeleCommunication Systems (TCS), which entered its “Commercial Mobile Alerts System” in the 2012 Awards Program, was named a Finalist in the “Best Mass Notification Systems” category.

New Products

Based upon American Technologies Network’s original PVS multi-purpose night vision monocular, ATN has now developed a unit, the PVS14-3 (1A...

Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video, a business unit of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., is now offering a two-megapixel I...

Ameristar Fence Products, a supplier of perimeter security systems, has announced its latest anti-ram barrier rating of M50/P1 (K12)....

The Cellular Cargo Bomb Scanner CBS 7.72 Series from Homeland Security Strategies (HSS) scans cargo at airports, marine yards and truckin...

Universal Detection Technology has reported test results for its passive zone security sensor, developed with Precision S...