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Mon, 2015-03-02 02:09 AM
Forty-two individuals involved in a human trafficking organization were indicted Feb. 23 for trafficking undocumented migrants and minors, aggravated rape against an unaccompanied minor, sexual abuse...
Fri, 2015-02-27 01:50 AM
A criminal complaint was unsealed Wednesday in Brooklyn federal court charging Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, Akhror Saidakhmetov, and Abror Habibov with attempt and conspiracy to provide material...
Thu, 2015-02-26 09:53 PM
We are members of a non-partisan group of former government officials and policy experts in the fields of national security and counterterrorism. At a time when the threats to the homeland are...
Thu, 2015-02-26 01:39 AM
President Obama Wednesday directed the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to establish the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC). The CTIIC will be a national intelligence center...
Wed, 2015-02-25 07:37 PM
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) Rewards Program, has announced a reward of up to $3 million for...
Wed, 2015-02-25 01:15 AM
I continue to stress the need for a clean, full-year DHS appropriations bill for FY 2015, unburdened by politically charged amendments that attempt to defund our executive actions on immigration...
Wed, 2015-02-25 12:50 AM

Sen. McConnell

McConnell February 24 press release:U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor in which he urged Senate Democrats to support legislation restricting...
Wed, 2015-02-25 12:42 AM

Rep. King

GSN has learned at press-time that with four days remaining before the Department of Homeland Security is scheduled to lose its funding, Republican Congressman Peter King of Long, Island, NY has...
Tue, 2015-02-24 10:27 PM
A traffic stop by local police in Naco, AZ that yielded more than two tons of marijuana has led federal agents to the discovery of a sophisticated cross-border drug tunnel uncovered Monday night.
Tue, 2015-02-24 08:32 PM
Ottawa-based Amika Mobile’s situational awareness, command and control products have been selected through a competitive process for a project with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The...
Mon, 2015-02-23 11:43 PM
Gary, IN Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson testified Monday before the seventh listening session of President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing in Washington, D.C. on a...
Thu, 2015-02-19 08:26 PM
A multinational gang of cyber criminals has stolen up to $1 billion from about 100 international banks over the past two years, according to an announcement earlier this week from the Russian...

Company News

Arlington, VA, April 2 – Lunarline and Damballa have announced a strategic partnership to bring Damballa’s advanced threat detection technology to Lunarline’s government clients in the Intelligence, DoD and Federal Civilian communities.
El Segundo, CA, April 2 – NC4 has announced that it is supporting the Defense Security Information Exchange (DSIE, also known as the DIB-ISAO) in providing its Cyber Threat Exchange Solutions for cyber threat information sharing. NC4 operates Cyber Threat Exchanges for over 30 trusted communities serving over 3,000 companies, government organizations, and 16,000 IT security professionals.
Cambridge, MA, April 2 – The APWG reports in its new Phishing Activity Trends Report that phishing against banks and ISPs rose markedly compared to other sectors in the third quarter of 2014. The number of brands being attacked remains high, and malware variants continue to proliferate at a record rate of increase.
Concord, MA, March 31 – Technical Communications Corporation (TCC) (NasdaqCM: TCCO) is announcing its Crypto Learning Center, a suite of live and on-demand webinars, and in-person trainings for customers and industry to empower organizations with practical knowledge to proactively enhance voice and data communications security and facilitate secure operations.
Waltham, MA, April 1 – CounterTack, a provider of Big Data Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), have announced that it will be co-hosting an event, “Beyond Next-Generation Cybersecurity 2015: The CISO Perspective on Countering the Global Threatscape,” on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in San Francisco, at the Palace Hotel.
Schaumberg, IL, April 1 – Motorola Solutions has acquired PublicEngines, a
Palm Beach Gardens, FL, April 1 – Centerra Group, has acquired Gregg Protection Services, a provider of protection of nuclear and biological assets as well as other high threat, national security targets worldwide.“This addition to the Centerra family brings a team of uniquely qualified professionals with unmatched technical skills and experience in the highly specialized arena of global non-proliferation and threat reduction support,” said Paul Donahue, president and CEO of Centerra.
Wallingford, CT, March 31 – The problem of school safety and security needs to be addressed through strategic collaboration, according to a new whitepaper authored by Dr. William M.

Commentary and Opinions

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
When newspapers, popular magazines, and cable news channels run stories on public safety security and video surveillance, their knee-jerk reaction is too often a clever reference to “Big Brother” and an implication that something dangerous and sinister is happening.
You approach the scene, taking the first steps to determining what happened and how to prevent it in the future. Following your training, you secure the area, conduct a scan of the scene, take photos to maintain a permanent record of the scene as you found it, and begin collecting and evaluating physical evidence.
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.
 

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