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Federal officials teamed with the National Football League (NFL) Thursday to announce the results of a nationwide law enforcement effort aimed at combating counterfeit sports merchandise.Speaking at...
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has released the names and photographs of 10 fugitives wanted for human trafficking crimes in the hope...
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Statistics released this week in the FBI’s Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report have revealed overall declines in both violent and property crimes reported for the first six months of 2014...
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The “Secure Our Border First Act of 2015” voted out of the House Homeland Security Committee last night is not a serious effort at legislating border security -- and its authors know it, according to...
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Hundreds of people died in terrorist attacks on foreign mass transit systems over the past twenty years. To prevent similar attacks in the United States, Congress mandated new measures in 2007 that...
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Rail tank cars that carry crude oil, ethanol and other hazardous materials across the country must do it more safely. That's one of four new issues on the NTSB's “Most Wanted List for 2015.”Also new...
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The President’s FY 2016 Budget is proposing to nearly double the amount of Federal funding for combating and preventing antibiotic resistance to more than $1.2 billion. The funding will improve...
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A former CIA officer was convicted Monday by a federal jury in Alexandria, VA, of illegally disclosing national defense information and obstructing justice.Jeffrey Alexander Sterling, 47, of O’Fallon...
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Jonathan Freed has been appointed as the National Security Agency's new Associate Director for Strategic Communications. Freed, a longtime public relations professional and former journalist, most...
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The Department of Energy (DOE) will provide a $25 million grant over the next five years to support the creation of a new cybersecurity consortium consisting of 13 Historically Black Colleges and...
Wed, 2015-01-21 08:31 PM
During bilateral meetings in Washington last week, President Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron agreed to further strengthen and deepen cybersecurity cooperation between the United States and the...
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Shelton Thomas Bell, 21, of Jacksonville, FL, has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for conspiring and attempting to provide material support to terrorists. U.S. District Judge Timothy J....

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Software application security firm Checkmarx has announced the launch of its Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP) solution, CxRASP, which utilizes unique two-point instrumentation technology to continuously observe an app’s bidirectional data flow, enabling the detection and defense against real-time attacks. CxRASP is the latest addition to the Checkmarx Application Security Hub that provides a broad range of solutions to ensure application security throughout the software development lifecycle as well as while in production.
Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), spotlighted the award-winning XProtect portfolio and sleek Husky NVRs in its busy stand at Intersec 2015, held in Dubai UAE last week. Seven Milestone Solution Partners were also exhibiting in the booth to present integrations based on Milestone open platform software. At the show, Milestone also talked about its growing activities in the Mideast and African (MEA) regions.
TraceSecurity, a provider of cloud-based IT governance, risk and compliance (GRC) management solutions, has announced that Mike Carpenter has joined the TraceSecurity executive leadership team as Vice President of Channel Sales. The appointment of Carpenter, former senior leader and consultant at KPMG, demonstrates TraceSecurity’s focus and commitment to building a premier channel program that enables partners to derive maximum value within their information security and compliance practice.
Newark, CA-based SST, Inc., the maker of ShotSpotter and a provider of gunfire detection, location, alerting and analysis, has announced it is now deployed in more than 90 cities worldwide, with six new cities -- Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Pittsburgh, PA; Savannah/Chatham, GA; Trenton, NJ and Cape Town, South Africa -- signing up in the second half of 2014 to bring ShotSpotter to their communities.
Kenvil, NJ-based Major Police Supply (MPS), a supplier and installer of specialized emergency vehicle equipment, has announced an array of emergency equipment for law enforcement officials and work vehicles. Incorporated in 1989, MPS stocks and distributes products for many manufacturers of emergency vehicle equipment.
Denver, CO-based Lifeloc Technologies, a manufacturer and exporter of professional breath alcohol testers for use by law enforcement, corrections, schools, and the workplace, has announced that it’s board of directors has named G. ‘Ravi’ Ravishankar as the company’s new president, effective February 1, 2015. Ravishankar joined Lifeloc in December 2011 as vice president of New Ventures and Acquisitions.
The Harris Corporation has received an order to supply communication systems to the Air National Guard (ANG) for crucial ground-to-air communications during wartime and domestic emergency responses, including natural disasters.
Baton Rouge, LA-based TraceSecurity, a provider of cloud-based IT governance, risk and compliance (GRC) management solutions, has announced that momentum the company has gained throughout 2014 is fueling 2015 to be a year for unprecedented growth. Expected growth is attributed to not only the company’s cloud-based software solution, TraceCSO, but also the public disclosure of security breaches, and the value that TraceCSO brings to its partner network.

Commentary and Opinions

National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) President and CEO Dan Berger renewed the association’s push for national data security and breach notification standards for retailers amid news of a possible data breach at Chick-fil-A chain restaurants.
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) has applauded the signing of H.R. 4007, the “Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014” into law Thursday. The final version of the bill, which passed the U.S.
The law firm representing ten families -- nine of whom lost family members in the Sandy Hook shooting, along with a teacher who was shot multiple times but survived -- has said they have initiated a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor, and seller of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. The lawsuit alleges negligence and wrongful death.
Using data from 4,000 U.S. armed services personnel, a forensic anatomist has found that people are more easily and accurately identified by their body measurements than their facial features -- even through clothing.Teghan Lucas, University of Adelaide PhD student, says that “body recognition,” using just eight measurements, can reduce the chance of finding someone with duplicate measurements to one in a quintillion.
With more than 10 million purported attempts to break into Pentagon systems and servers each day, it was not surprising when the White House confirmed that individuals thought to be working for the Russian government attempted to hack its servers.
 

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