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Sun, 2014-07-06 09:10 PM
A group of privacy organizations has written a letter to Congress saying that a newly released draft version of a bill, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 (CISA), which aims to improve...
Thu, 2014-06-26 04:32 AM
The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs approved legislation Wednesday that would take a number of steps to modernize and address critical challenges to the nation’s cyber...
Tue, 2014-06-24 09:04 AM

Michael Madsen

GSN parent company World Business Media has announced that Michael Madsen, the company’s first advertising director and longtime sales “MVP,” has been promoted from Associate Publisher to Publisher...
Mon, 2014-06-23 11:48 PM
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations has revamped the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to update its primary designated school officials (PDSOs...
Tue, 2014-06-17 02:33 AM
AT&T has confirmed that attackers have compromised the personal information of some mobile account holders. In a letter mailed to customers, AT&T revealed that three employees of one of its...
Mon, 2014-06-09 04:45 AM
As more people use smart phones or tablets to pay bills, make purchases, store personal information, and even control access to their houses, the need for robust password security has become more...
Fri, 2014-05-09 02:49 AM

Jim Sensenbrenner 

The House Intelligence Committee approved the USA Freedom Act Thursday, a bill that would put far greater restrictions on how the National Security Agency is able to collect and analyze Americans’...
Wed, 2014-04-30 09:23 PM
The DHS has announced the expansion of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) expedited screening program, TSA PreCheck, to include eligible customers of Air Canada, the first...
Thu, 2014-04-17 05:11 AM

Tom Flynn

“A lot of organizations are moving away from password based access control systems,” said Tom Flynn, vice president of identity and access security for Gemalto North America. Gemalto is an Amsterdam...
Wed, 2014-04-09 07:48 AM
Hospitals can be stressful places, and can face a host of potentially violent threats, ranging from potential revenge killings to domestic violence to disgruntled employees. But medical facilities...
Tue, 2014-04-08 02:14 AM
Miamisburg, OH-based Frontier, a developer of integrated enterprise security management solutions for more than thirty-five years, announced the availability of an upgraded version of its security...
Mon, 2014-03-10 04:39 PM

Janice Kephart

News reports that stolen Austrian and Italian passports were used to book two airline tickets on the disappeared Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 intensifies the need for full and immediate...

Company News

Houston-based Behavioral Recognition Systems (BRS Labs), creator of AISight, the artificial intelligence analytics solution that teaches itself to recognize and alert on unexpected patterns within massive volumes of data, has announced it plans to go public soon. The announcement was recently made on the FOX Business Network's Varney & Company.

Portland, OR-based Tripwire, a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced the combined results of a 2014 retail cybersecurity survey conducted by Dimensional and Atomic Research and sponsored by Tripwire. The survey evaluated the attitudes of 407 retail and financial services organizations in the U.S. and the U.K. on a variety of cybersecurity topics.

McLean, VA-based BAE Systems is enhancing its data collaboration and dissemination tool, SIBA, through the interoperability of Mach 1 Development’s DocuTRACER document watermarking solution.

Pasadena, CA-based Guidance Software, which provides digital investigations, has announced a partnership with Thales to deliver a full range of endpoint security and incident response products and services to the UK market. EnCase products extend the Thales portfolio to identify threats that would otherwise go unnoticed, and to quickly perform incident response and recovery.

The Government Security News 2014 Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards Program has selected Iris ID in the category of Best Biometric Identification/Authentication Facility.

IRIS ID is pleased to announce that it has been named Winner in the category of Best Identification /Authentication Facility in the 2014 Government Security News Airport, Seaport and Border Security Awards Program for its IrisAccess and iData series of IRIS Recognition Access Control and Identification hardware and software products.

Gallagher Security, a technology company in integrated access control, intruder alarms management and perimeter protection, has announced that its security management platform is now approved for sale in the U.S.

The development of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 has driven forward the establishment of the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card as the standard credential for federal employees and contractors for access to federal information systems and controlled facilities.

Austin, TX-based HID Global, a provider of secure identity solutions, has announced that it has teamed with Eid Passport, a provider of high-assurance identity management solutions, to supply Eid Passport with its ActivID Credential Management System (CMS) for Eid Passport’s new Personal Identity Verification -- Interoperable (PIV-I) managed service.

San Francisco, CA-based Splunk, a provider of a software platform for real-time operational intelligence, has announced the general availability of version 3.1 of the Splunk App for Enterprise Security. Splunk has introduced a new risk scoring framework in the Splunk App for Enterprise Security to enable easier, faster threat detection and containment by empowering users to assign risk scores to any data.

Commentary and Opinions

With new technologies -- such as virtualization, cloud computing and mobility -- come new threats to IT systems. The sophistication of those threats -- both internal and external -- has become a major concern for the federal government. In fact, cyber security is among the top priorities for the White House and Congress as evidenced by recent legislation and initiatives aimed at protecting sensitive data and intelligence, including health and personally identifiable information.

In our increasingly digital world, our nation’s information security is just as important as its physical security. With President Obama declaring that cyber threats are “one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation,” all areas of government are under increasing pressure to develop a proactive and comprehensive IT defense strategy.

According to former 9/11 Commission counsel and CEO of the Secure Identity and Biometrics Association (SIBA) Janice Kephart, there is no further reason for Congress to delay implementing biometric exit legislation at airports and seaports.

“The science is there, and proof is in the 16 nations that have fully implemented best-in-class biometrics that speed travel and virtually eliminate fraud, most of them in the past couple of years. Passage of a biometric exit bill -- and full deployment by DHS -- is both cost-effective and feasible now.

As you may be aware, the Department of Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process, better known as DIACAP, regulates the implementation of risk management for information systems. What you may not know is that not all DIACAP certifications are created equal. Understanding this accreditation process, how the certification is achieved and what it signifies -- or working with an integration specialist who has this expertise -- will help your agency make the best possible decision in choosing an access control or other security solution.

 

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Vanguard Security Professionals has been a multiple Winner and Finalist in previous GSN Awards Programs and was named Winner in the 2012 category of “Best Intrusion Detection/Prevention Solution” and Finalist in the 2012 categories of “Best Identity Management Platform” and “Best Compliance/Vulnerability Assessment Solution.” Steven Ringelberg argues that new language is being used to describe the threat-scape, but many threats are the same as they have been for years.

John Szczygiel describes Brivo, Winner of the 2012 Award for “Best Integrated System for HSPD-12/FIPS 201 Compliance” for the second year in a row, as a cloud company that provides hosted subscriber services in the physical access control domain. The company’s “CloudPass” product has been established as a government community cloud, specifically for federal government agencies that want to take their physical access control and PAC into a cloud configuration. Brivo also offers a cloud transition service to clients that have on-premise servers and want to make the transition.

Jody Mack provides a thumbnail description of Vanguard Integrity Professionals, a Sponsor of the 2012 GSN Awards Program as well as a Winner in the 2012 IT security category of “Best Intrusion Detection/Prevention Solution” and 2012 Finalist in the categories of “Best ID Management Platform” and “Best Compliance/Vulnerability Assessment Solution”, not to mention a multiple Winner and Finalist in prior GSN Awards Programs.

Xceedium Corporation garnered its second GSN awards trophy for the entry of its Xsuite solution in the “Best Privileged Access Management” category of the 2012 Awards Program.  Ken Ammon, Chief Strategist for the company, describes how privileged access management has become increasingly important as physical and logical access have merged, and the government, through HSPD-12, has required that the PIV smart card, historically used for physical access now must be used for logical access as well.

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.

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