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Fri, 2015-04-24 12:01 AM

Robert Bonner

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 08:14 PM
Las Vegas, NV, April 21 – Artificial intelligence, which has been used to entertain through toys such as Tamagotchi, as well as to reap profit from picking investments, is now being used by Houston-...
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...
Fri, 2015-04-17 12:13 AM
Sydney, Australia, April 15 – The Ministry of Interior for the United Arab Emirates was selected this week as the next chair of the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT), an international alliance of law...
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...
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...
Tue, 2015-04-07 06:42 PM
Port Canaveral, FL – As a recipient of only 1.5% of the DHS federal grants, says Captain Tom Allan, Commandant of Sector Jacksonville, FL, the U.S. Coast Guard is “the best bargain you’re ever going...
Thu, 2015-04-02 06:06 PM

Josh Shapiro 

Harrisburg, PA, April 1 – Governor Tom Wolf has announced that he has named Montgomery County Commissioners' Chairman Josh Shapiro the chair of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency."I...
Thu, 2015-04-02 02:45 AM
Washington, April 1 – Director James B. Comey has appointed three new executives as special agents in charge at the FBI New York Office (NYO). George Ennis was named special agent in charge of the...
Tue, 2015-03-24 11:27 PM
Following a successful launch of its Airport, Seaport and Border Security Awards in 2014, Government Security News has announced the opening of its second annual version of the program, which opened...

Company News

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 
Tulsa, OK, April 22 – Saltus Technologies™, provider of the digiTICKET®eCitation solution, has announced that Bond County, IL, has deployed digiTICKET on existing mobile computers at the Bond County Sheriff’s Office and the Greenville Police Department. Saltus deployed the fully configured solution to both agencies after being the first electronic citation vendor to be approved by the Chief Conference of Circuit Judges.
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.
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.
Atlanta and San Francisco, April 20 – Damballa, a provider of advanced threat detection and cont
Alexandria, VA, April 20 – CSG Invotas, a provider of security orchestration and automation, has unveiled Security Orchestrator 3.0 to accelerate data breach response time, minimize the impact of breaches, and enable internal resources to devote more time to high-impact security initiatives.
Las Vegas, NV, April 16 – Moxa, a manufacturer of communications equipment for harsh environments, has unveiled at the International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC) the new flagship of its IP network video surveillance family: the VPort™ 66-2MP.

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 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.
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.
 

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