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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...

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Mon, 2014-04-07 03:05 AM
Stanley Security announced an upgraded version of its eServices platform at ISC West, which it indicates will offer customers a more user-friendly experience, and which comes with new, feature-rich...
Fri, 2014-04-04 04:02 AM

Richard Brent

I remember getting the call from the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) extending an invite to my company, Louroe Electronics, to accompany Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on her first-ever trade...
Mon, 2014-02-10 11:19 PM

Kim Fuller 

“A surefire way to lose your job is to have a bad emergency response,” explained Kim Fuller while discussing some of the potential implications of responding poorly to a disaster situation like a...
Wed, 2014-01-29 12:38 PM

Scott Greiper

As reported Monday by the Times of Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel opened up his country’s first cybersecurity conference, Israel CyberTech 2014, on January 27th, saying “I think...
Tue, 2014-01-28 09:17 PM
When it comes to digital privacy, U.S. consumers are more concerned with how businesses collect and use their data than they are with government surveillance, according to a study from the data...
Mon, 2014-01-27 11:33 PM

T.K. Keanini

Back when the Internet was young, a type of hacker called script kiddies emerged. These were people who were passionate about hacking but lacked the expertise, so most of their successes came from...
Sun, 2014-01-26 10:23 PM
People interested in attending the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi are advised to take extra precautions to protect themselves from cyber attacks during the events, according to Lysa Myers, a...
Thu, 2014-01-02 01:56 PM

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has tossed out a contract award protest by one aviation company, which argued that the U.S. Marshals Service did not conduct the proper “price/technical...
Wed, 2014-01-01 12:05 PM
Paragon Systems, Inc., of Herndon, VA, has been selected by DHS to provide security guard services for the Social Security Administration Wabash Street and Metro West locations in Baltimore, MD. The...
Tue, 2013-12-31 05:29 PM

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In an unusual contracting twist, the U.S. Coast Guard has decided to stick with a guard services company that was eligible for 8(a) small business status at the time it submitted its proposal to...
Thu, 2013-12-12 05:08 PM
TSA is gathering market research information from small businesses that can provide databases and reporting mechanisms that can monitor the movements of railcars carrying toxic inhalation hazards and...
Fri, 2013-12-06 04:06 PM

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The Treasury Department’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) has awarded a $1.5 million HUBZone set-aside contract to TMI Consulting, of Milwaukee, WI, to perform a variety of security-related...

Company News

Samsung’s S1 Corporation, a global provider of security systems and integration, and Vidsys, a major provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM), have announced a strategic partnership agreement. S1, an affiliate of Samsung Group, is adopting VidSys as its exclusive go-to-market PSIM platform for security integration and critical infrastructure protection in support of key projects around the world.

AlliedBarton Security Services, www.alliedbarton.com, a major provider of highly trained security personnel, has been recognized as a LearningElite company by Chief Learning Officer magazine for the fourth consecutive year.

Counterveillance security software company SnoopWall, of Las Vegas, has announced that Mark Laich, an industry sales veteran and experienced executive in the area of mobile, consumer electronics, and telecommunications solutions is joining the company as vice president of sales. Counterveillance helps prevent cyber-intrusion, unauthorized spying, snooping and stealing personal and/or corporate information.

Avani is engaged in developing its Enterprise Cloud for People Management product, a cloud based SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) delivery solution featuring an extension to mobile devices to help workforces be more productive in the office or on-the-field.

Loveland, CO-based KeyPoint Government Solutions has announced the appointment of Eric A. Hess as CEO. He succeeds Jeff Schlanger, who has been CEO of the company since its formation in 2003. Mr. Schlanger recently returned to public service and will continue to serve on the company’s board of directors going forward.

Information technology solutions provider NJVC, of Chantilly, VA, and information security training company InfoSec Institute, have announced a partnership to provide cyber security training services. NJVC can now implement federal government and military formal training programs that fall under DoD 8570 training mandates.

Houston-based Behavioral Recognition Systems (BRS Labs) has announced that the company’s AISight platform -- an artificial intelligence analytics solution that teaches itself to recognize and alert on unexpected patterns within massive volumes of sensor data -- is now available as software-as-a-service (SaaS). This new offering complements existing on-premises, virtual machine, and cloud delivery models.

STOPit, a mobile app that allows students to anonymously report cyberbullying, has just signed up with seven schools in New Jersey and Florida to provide its platform. The app aims to reduce cyberbullying in schools and provide a safer, more secure environment in which both victims and bystanders may immediately alert the appropriate parties. In New Jersey, schools include Saint Denis School in addition to three schools in the Kenilworth school district. Three schools in the Somerset Academy Charter network in Jacksonville, FL are also included.

Commentary and Opinions

The New York City Marathon is the largest in the world. After the 2012 race was canceled due to Superstorm Sandy, a record number of runners turned out for the return of the marathon in 2013. More than 50,000 people finished the race, the most ever in any marathon. In addition to the runners, more than two million onlookers lined the 26.2-mile route as it wound through all five of New York City’s boroughs before concluding in Central Park.

The collection of information generated from the online activities of citizens, by both private and public interests, has become so widespread and pervasive that it has prompted several social commentators to label today’s digital-defined culture as “The Surveillance Age.” The moniker is an apt one, in part given the fact that nearly every sovereign state with the means is conducting high-tech surveillance programs, a practice that is considered by most to be integral to national security and ensuring the safety of the state and its citizens.

The security industry has a long history of protecting and saving lives, as well as a list of heroic achievements. Now, one more can be added to the list.

It’s hard to fathom that as late as 2012 the U.S. State Department estimated 27 million people around the world are trapped in a life of slavery.

Recent high-profile news stories have served as a painful reminder that even in the U.S. individuals are held against their will, subjected to forced labor, prostitution or other criminal activity. According to a 2013 Congressional Research Service report, as many as 100,000 children in the U.S. may be victims of domestic human trafficking.

When an earthquake and tsunami damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011, Japanese nuclear safety experts were quick to call for potassium iodide to be rushed to people in affected areas. Potassium iodide, or KI, lowers the risk of people developing thyroid cancer as a result of radioactive iodine exposure.

 

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Eric Ivers gives a demonstration of the RoboteX robot and indicates that they are sold mainly to law enforcement agencies, the military, SWAT teams, Army rangers and the company is presently developing a new market with special ops. He estimates that the RoboteX models are the best priced robots on the market, with a service contract that enables the buyer to have a robot that works all the time.

Rob Wolf tells GSN that NC4 products focus on situational awareness, and the company is at the IACP show to demonstrate its new NC4 SAFECOP product for state and local law enforcement. NC4 SAFECOP was developed in collaboration with the Tampa, FL police department and is a new crime fighting solution that changes the way officers police the streets by bringing them blogging capabilities which, combined with other police feeds and CAD data, display a graphic representation of crime almost immediately following an incident.

Dr. Banerjee points out that the typical command and control center of an airport, seaport, mass transit hub, utility or city center is a place with input from a number of different silos. The silos must be joined together, he says, so that management can first achieve situational awareness, then move on to situation management and situation reconstruction. That is what Physical Security Information (PSIM) is all about, he says, and it is what Nice’s Situator software offers to security personnel. It’s the ability to pull the silos together and know what to do next.

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Paul Retzbach provides a description of the broad array of security products offered to the government market by Stanley Security Solutions in the company’s convergence, access control technologies and mechanical solutions divisions. He then introduces W.F.