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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...

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Fri, 2015-04-24 12:01 AM

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Editor’s Note: On April 21, the first day of the 9th Border Security Expo, held in Phoenix, AZ, Robert C. Bonner, as a member of the Expo’s advisory board, was prepared to present the prestigious...
Tue, 2015-04-21 07:56 PM
By Daniel Martinez, George Washington University and Jeremy Slack, University of Texas, El Paso
Tue, 2015-04-21 06:27 PM
GSN has announced that Fiber SenSys Inc (FSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Optex Co. LTD and the originator of fiber-optic sensors in the security market, has agreed to serve as a Sponsor of the GSN...
Sun, 2015-04-19 06:53 PM
The same ultrasound technology that allows expectant parents to look at their offspring in utero has been showcased in fingerprint biometrics by Sonovation at ISC West, the spring trade show of...
Wed, 2015-04-15 11:39 PM
Singapore, April 13 – Ministers and senior police officials from around the world have gathered at the official opening of the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI), which is set to empower...
Wed, 2015-04-15 01:11 AM

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Washington, April 13 – One former security guard for Blackwater USA has been was sentenced to a term of life in prison, and three others were each sentenced to prison terms of 30 years and one day...
Tue, 2015-04-14 10:36 PM
By Lorrie Barclay Earlier this month Garissa University College in Kenya, Africa was the scene of a brutal attack by Al-Shabaab militants who killed 147 people, including 142 students and five...
Tue, 2015-04-14 08:39 PM
Washington, April 9 – The “summary grant” process the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently used to issue 30 Section 333 unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is another example of how the agency...
Tue, 2015-04-14 07:47 PM
By Karen Ferrick-Roman and Adrian CourtenayForget the idea of “out with the old and in with the new.” New radiation detection systems that deter, detect and interdict illicit trafficking in nuclear...
Mon, 2015-04-13 12:43 AM
Washington, April 9 – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force-International Cyber Crime Coordination Cell (IC4) has coordinated with Europol’s...
Thu, 2015-04-09 11:32 PM
Washington, April 9 – A member of the identity theft and credit card fraud ring known as “Carder.su” has been sentenced to 150 months in federal prison for selling stolen and counterfeit credit cards...
Wed, 2015-04-08 10:56 PM
One focus of the ASIS 25th New York City Security Conference and Expo, to be held April 22-23, will be educational sessions on current topics in terrorism. But the event will also consist of many...

Company News

Arlington, VA, April 23 – CACI International Inc (NYSE:CACI) has announced it was awarded a $34 million contract to provide deployed and on-site analytic support to the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization’s (JIEDDO) J9 Operational Analysis and Assessment Division.
Santa Clara, CA, April 23 – Cyphort, a provider of Advanced Threat Defense (ATD) solutions, has announced the integration of its payload analysis capabilities with the 
Chicago, April 21 – Intertek (LSE: ITRK), a provider of safety services to a wide range of industries around the world, has announced a strategic alliance with the Portable Lights American Trade Organization (PLATO). Through this collaborative relationship, Intertek will provide independent third-party testing and measurement in support of PLATO’s mission to advance the industry by elevating the quality of products.
San Francisco, April 22 – Tripwire, Inc., a global provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced the results of a survey of 227 attendees at 
Manchester, NH, April 22 – The University of New Hampshire at Manchester has announced a new Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security.
Houston, TX, April 21 – Safety Vision, a provider of mobile video surveillance suppliers, has announced that it has partnered with 
Phoenix, AZ, April 21 – BeyondTrust, a cybersecurity company dedicated to proactively eliminating data breaches from insider privilege abuse and external hacking attacks, has announced the appointment of Dr. Ronald D. Sugar, former Northrop Grumman chairman and CEO, to the company’s Board of Directors. Dr. Sugar’s experience in current board of director roles with industry giants such as Apple and Chevron Corporation will benefit BeyondTrust’s continued growth and leadership in the cybersecurity market.
Implant Sciences of Wilmington, MA has, in the past week, won significant orders in Europe for the company’s QS-B220 explosives and drug detection system. The company sold 75 detection systems to The Netherlands and 66 systems to Norway, according to Dr. Darryl Jones, Implant’s Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing. The company has not announced the value of the orders, but it is estimated that together they're worth $7 million or more. The systems will be used for screening passengers and baggage in airport environments.

Commentary and Opinions

Washington, March 18 – The National Retail Federation has presented Congress with practical, commonsense and achievable solutions to better protect consumers and help businesses prevent cyberattacks and data breaches.“We should not be satisfied with simply determining what to do after a data breach occurs,” NRF senior vice president for Government Relations David French said. “Instead, it is important to look at why such breaches occur and what the perpetrators get out of them so that we can find ways to reduce and prevent not only the breaches themselves but the follow-on harm.”
By Dr. Chris Petty
By Nimrod LuriaPolice and FBI are investigating defacement attacks on numerous North American websites in which attackers placed an ISIS flag banner on website home pages and played an Arabic song in the background, as reported by NBC News.The sites appear to have one thing in common: they are all built on the WordPress content management platform.
By Fraser ThomasLast week the US Congress began the process of making President Obama’s State of the Union address, where he focused on ways to secure the nation's businesses and infrastructure in cyberspace, a reality.On Wednesday two House members reintroduced a bill requiring companies to meet a specific set of data security standards when handling customers’ personal information.
By Michael D. HelmMost Americans do not know who Ali al-Marri is and it is my sincere hope that they never find out because of another horrendous attack. Nonetheless, it is extremely alarming that not only has our government released the convicted al-Qaeda operative from U.S. custody to Qatar, but that it has also gone largely unnoticed by the mainstream media.
 

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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.

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.

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John D. Clark, Sr. and the Whitestone Group, which he founded in 2000, returned to the GSN Awards Dinner in 2012 to pick up their second trophy in two years, this time for the “Best Facility Security/Force Protection Service.” The Whitestone Group’s A-list of clients includes NASA, DoD, USDA, VA, DHS, Social Security Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, Army, Air Force and the Department of Interior, which has just approved a new 5-year facility security contract for the Hoover Dam.

Vumii, the Atlanta, GA manufacturer of thermal imaging and illuminated IR cameras, was awarded a Winner’s trophy for “Best Thermal/Night Vision/Infrared Cameras” at the 2012 awards dinner. Primary markets for the cameras, according to President and CEO Randall Foster, are facilities with large, outdoor perimeters to protect, such as airports, seaports, utilities, government sites and military bases.

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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...

Silicon Valley, CA-based AlertEnterprise, a provider of security convergence software, has announced that it has won the ASIS Accol...

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