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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,...
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 04:20 PM

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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 08:55 PM
The U.S. Navy made aviation history Nov. 3 as an F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first arrested landing aboard an aircraft carrier off the coast of San Diego....
Tue, 2014-11-04 06:13 PM
At the recent 2014 Urban Shield preparedness exercise in Oakland, CA,  Mutualink, Sonim and Oceus participated in a FirstNet-related deployment of an Enhanced System on Wheels (ESOW). The...
Tue, 2014-11-04 05:33 PM
Many fire and police departments consider side scan sonar an essential piece of equipment for their dive teams. Side scan is the ideal tool for search and survey operations because it produces...
Tue, 2014-11-04 04:39 PM

Rafael Garcia

FBI Director James B. Comey has named Rafael “Jorge” Garcia, Jr. assistant director of the Directorate of Intelligence (DI) at FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ). Garcia most recently served as deputy...

Company News

McLean, VA-based Haystax Technology, a provider of advanced analytics and cybersecurity solutions, has announced that retired U.S. Marine General Peter Pace has been named chairman of the company’s board of directors. In this role, Pace will guide the Haystax business strategy and offer insights to best support America’s security needs. Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and a 2008 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom has been a member of the Haystax board since 2013.

Santa Clara, CA-based Cyphort, a pioneer of Advanced Threat Defense solutions, has announced the appointment of co-founder Dr. Fengmin Gong as chief strategy officer. Dr. Gong joined Cyphort in 2012 to lead Cyphort’s Security Research, and will now add the additional responsibility for helping drive the overall technology strategy for the company.

Dr. Gong is a security veteran with over 25 years’ experience working in the industry. Prior to joining Cyphort, Dr. Gong co-founded Palo Alto Networks and IntruVert Networks.

Plano, TX-based Tyler Technologies, Inc. has signed an agreement with the city of Brentwood, TN, for its Tyler Public Safety and Incode court case management software suites to streamline the city’s day-to-day operations.

By utilizing Tyler software for both its court and public safety solutions, Brentwood will experience a seamless flow of information, increased productivity and a reduction of duplicated data.

Melville, NY-based Verint Systems Inc. has announced that São Bernardo do Campo has deployed a comprehensive security intelligence platform that includes Verint Video Management Software, Verint Situation Management Center and Verint IP Cameras as part of its “Safe City Program.” The goal of the initiative was to implement comprehensive supporting technology to facilitate collaboration between the city’s municipal agencies to enhance public safety.

Long Branch, NJ-based power management company Eaton has announced it has been selected by MillerCoors to provide an integrated emergency communications solution for the company’s mega brewery in Fort Worth, TX. MillerCoors has deployed Eaton’s ALERiTY mass notification platform to enhance emergency communications capabilities at the brewer’s 150-acre facility, which has more than 700 employees.

Chicago, IL-based Protection 1, the largest full-service business and home security company in the U.S., has announced that it has hired Simi Gupta, CPA, MBA as its new Chief Accounting Officer for Brite Energy, Powered by Protection 1. Brite Energy is Protection 1’s recently formed entity that will bring added services to its customers in the form of solar energy.

Tempe, AZ-based LifeLock, a provider of proactive identity theft protection, has introduced a new service for organizations to integrate identity theft protection into their data breach response plans. LifeLock Data Breach Service enables organizations to rapidly activate LifeLock if they are exposed by a data breach and to help protect their customers or employees from identity fraud.

Atlanta, GA-based LexisNexis Risk Solutions has announced the launch of the LexisNexis Fraud Defense Network, a first-of-its-kind alliance that seeks to link organizations across all industries with resources, information and actionable intelligence to predict, detect and mitigate the risks that fraud presents. The announcement kicks off the company’s participation in International Fraud Awareness Week, an awareness campaign spearheaded by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners that estimates global fraud in the trillions.

Commentary and Opinions

With security awareness, threat assessment, and risk analysis extending into new areas like international traveler health screening, vigilance at the doors of elementary schools, and intensified subway passenger safety, it’s important for government security professionals everywhere to keep their knowledge and credentials continuously up-to-date.

The Javelin Strategy & Research’s 2014 Identity Fraud Study revealed that 13.1 million Americans became victims of identity theft last year. This startling statistic underscores the determination of malicious actors to access sensitive data. Despite the rise in exploits, vital aspects of security -- such as encryption -- has tended to slip through the cracks.

The possibility of governments collecting and analyzing personal data changed dramatically after the enactment of The Patriot Act in 2001. The public outcry following WikiLeaks and the NSA PRISM program has kept controversial data collection methods in the headlines over the past few years. The legality of this type of data collection is still in question.

When it comes to cybersecurity, boldface security organizations can seem just as susceptible to hacks as anyone else. For example, NATO suffered over 2,500 significant cyber attacks in 2012 alone. Security experts believe that the number of sophisticated offensives against NATO is likely to increase over the coming years.

We’re almost through hurricane season, and so far we’ve been lucky: none of the hurricanes or tropical storms have caused significant damage. Even so, we’re not out of the woods yet. Researchers at Colorado State University predicted the 2014 hurricane season would see three storms making landfall, and one will be a Category 3 or higher.

 

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Vidisco received the Platinum Award in the “Best Explosives/ID/Contraband Detection” category of GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards. The company has been focusing exclusively on portable X-ray systems since its creation, according to Tamir Aluma, and its products have been developed by military and police end users who know what is needed in the field.  The company’s CCD technology is based on a high-resolution camera that captures an image from an X-ray source, and is described by Mr.

EADS North America, recipient of GSN’s 2013 Platinum Award for “Best Wide Area Persistent Surveillance”, is one of the largest aerospace and defense companies in the world, as Joe Venezuela points out. Having been involved in border security and maritime security for over 20 years, the company has developed software and hardware solutions that run the gamut from turn-key solutions to individual sensors and custom-tailored solutions for clients in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Western Europe and Asia.

E-Seek Inc, which designs and manufactures bar code readers for verifying drivers’ licenses, was platinum winner in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards in the category of “Best Identification Document Verification Solution”.  With barcodes now being used in drivers licenses issued by all 50 states, E-Seek produces desktop readers as well as a line of compact, portable and wireless readers that are widely used in law enforcement patrol cars, banks, casinos and hospitals.  In a major announcement at the Border Security Expo, Mr.

Textron Defense Systems has a wide range of products for the security market, according to Patti Shaffner, including its aerial ISR system, unmanned aerial systems and iCommand, which brings them all together. But the system that won the platinum award in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards Program for Best Outdoor Ground Sensors was the MicroObserver® Unattended Ground Sensor System, a complete solution containing sensor node, gateway and camera repeater.

John Procaccio, Business Development Manager of Integrated Microwave Technologies, reveals that the company is a designer and manufacturer of mission critical transmitters and receivers used in wireless transmission of videos, and was a platinum winner of the platinum award for “Best Covert Surveillance Solution” in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards Program for its “DropCam” product. IMT is a prime contractor for the DHS in Tech-Ops and offers a range of products described by Mr.

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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...

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