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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

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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...
Sun, 2015-03-15 08:08 PM
Alexandria, VA – ASIS International (ASIS) will honor New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton with its 2015 Person of the Year Award at a luncheon at noon on Thursday, April 23 in New...
Wed, 2015-03-11 09:39 PM
Washington, March 11 -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is commemorating its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives program, created 65 years ago.
Wed, 2015-03-11 01:29 AM
Next Tuesday, port executives, government leaders and other key stakeholders will meet at Port Canaveral, FL, to discuss the threat of nuclear materials in ship cargo containers and other pressing...
Sun, 2015-03-08 02:21 PM
An indictment was unsealed last week against two Vietnamese citizens who resided in the Netherlands, for their roles in hacking email service providers throughout the U.S. The guilty plea of one of...
Tue, 2015-03-03 03:44 AM
FBI Director James B. Comey has named Angela Byers special agent in charge of the FBI’s Cincinnati Division. Byers most recently served as chief of the Financial Crimes section in the Criminal...

Company News

Vancouver, British Columbia, May 13 – Viscount Systems Inc (OTCQB: VSYS) ("Viscount"), a software company specializing in physical and logical security solutions, has announced that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS"), a service of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has placed a $2+ million order to install the Freedom Access Control Solution ("Freedom") software at up to 200 sites and 4,500 doors over the next two years.
Minneapolis, MN, May 21 – Kroll Ontrack, a provider of ediscovery and 
San Francisco, May 21 – Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) has announced that it has initiated the U.S. federal government compliance process for cloud products and services known as the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).
Pasadena, CA, May 21 – Guidance Software, (NASDAQ:GUID), a digital investigations company, has announced highlights of the 
Atlanta, GA, May 21 – Modulo, a provider of technology governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions, has announced that a growing number of major media companies are selecting Modulo’s GRC solution to automate its digital risk and compliance programs.
London & Hong Kong, May 20 – Ribose has become the world’s first collaboration platform to complete the UK Cyber Essentials Plus assessment, a UK Government-backed and industry-supported scheme that helps to protect businesses against cyber threats.
San Francisco, May 19 – Riverbed Technology, a provider of application performance infrastructure, has announced the results of its commissioned study of federal IT decision makers that uncovered a troubling lack of resources for addressing application performance issues. These federal leaders indicated they suffered from insufficient network and application visibility, which can lead to lost productivity and inefficiency at a time when the federal government relies on mission-critical applications more than ever.
New York, NY, May 19 – Vkansee, a developer of ultra-thin optical fingerprint sensors, has announced the development of a fingerprint sensor that is 400% more powerful than Apple’s and Samsung’s sensors. While Apple gets its component from its own Authentec unit and Samsung gets its reader from Synaptics, these only allow for 550 pixels per inch when capturing a fingerprint. This resolution means these sensors can gather 10 or 11 data points, whereas Vkansee's 2,000 pixel-per-inch system can capture 150 data points. 

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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Pan Kamal, VP of Marketing for Alert Enterprise, a security software company headquartered in Fremont, CA, explains in his opening remarks that he is going to describe Alert Enterprise’s award-winning unified solution for critical infrastructure protection. As Kamal points out, government and critical infrastructure agencies have recognized the dangers and have armed themselves to the teeth with network protection and cyber security tools on the IT security side, and have similarly armed themselves with perimeter protection tools on the physical security side.

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.

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.

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