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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...
Tue, 2015-03-03 02:58 AM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced the expansion of Mobile Passport Control (MPC) to Miami International Airport. MPC is the first authorized app to expedite a traveler’s entry...
Thu, 2015-02-26 09:53 PM
We are members of a non-partisan group of former government officials and policy experts in the fields of national security and counterterrorism. At a time when the threats to the homeland are...
Thu, 2015-02-26 01:39 AM
President Obama Wednesday directed the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to establish the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC). The CTIIC will be a national intelligence center...
Wed, 2015-02-25 07:37 PM
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) Rewards Program, has announced a reward of up to $3 million for...
Thu, 2015-02-19 08:26 PM
A multinational gang of cyber criminals has stolen up to $1 billion from about 100 international banks over the past two years, according to an announcement earlier this week from the Russian...
Tue, 2015-02-17 05:54 PM
In recent days I have repeatedly stressed the need for a DHS appropriations bill for FY 2015, unburdened by politically charged amendments that attempt to defund our executive actions on immigration...
Mon, 2015-02-16 10:27 PM
Director James B. Comey has named John S. Adams the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Division. Adams most recently served as deputy assistant director of the Counterterrorism Division (...
Sun, 2015-02-15 08:55 PM
The White House has issued a Presidential Memorandum to promote economic competitiveness and innovation while safeguarding privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties in the domestic use of unmanned...
Tue, 2015-02-10 09:23 PM
Director James B. Comey has named Richard Frankel special agent in charge (SAC) of the FBI’s Newark Division. Frankel most recently served as SAC of the Criminal Division in the New York Field Office.

Company News

Las Vegas, NV, April 14 – With ISC West 2015 as the backdrop, AlertEnterprise has announced Visitor Express™, a visitor management solution built and delivered entirely in the cloud. Visitor Express is a cloud-based version of Guardian Visitor, a corporate class visitor management solution specifically designed for medium and large-sized organizations, most of whom need to meet a variety of regulatory compliance requirements.
Washington, April 13 – Integrated security technology company Gallagher will showcase and demonstrate its latest product releases at the largest security industry trade show in the U.S. – ISC West. The event runs from April 15 to April 17 2015 at the Sands Expo Centre, Las Vegas – Gallagher booth # 28073. Gallagher's Chief Technology Officer Steve Bell will be participating in two specialist demonstrations during the show; SIA InteropFest Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) and the PSIA Physical-Logical Access Interoperability (PLAI) demo. 
Hudson, NH, April 10 – AIRS has announced the launch of the mini-Nyx-S 640 SWIR Integrated Dewar Cooler Assembly (IDCA). The mini-Nyx-S 640 IDCA is integrated with a high performance 640 x 512 short wave infrared (SWIR) IRFPA.  The mini-Nyx-S 640 is a further extension to AIRS’ SWIR product line, joining the existing 384 x 288 format IRFPA product. The mini-Nyx-S is uniquely designed by AIRS to address applications such as hyperspectral imaging, commercial/scientific OEM applications, gimbal systems, man portable systems, and ISR.  
Mountain View, CA, April 14 – In today’s hyper-connected world, it is no longer a question of if you will be attacked – but when. Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR), exposes a tactical shift by cyberattackers: They are infiltrating networks and evading detection by hijacking the infrastructure of major corporations and using it against them.
Atlanta & Chicago, April 13 – LexisNexis® Risk Solutions has announced that the company will exhibit at HIMSS 2015, showcasing the importance of successfully aggregating, managing, linking and analyzing data as a means to reduce exposure to identity based fraud, improve care coordination and streamline complex processes.
Cranbury, NJ and Seoul, Korea, April 14 – IRIS ID Systems Inc. has received Lenel factory certification and joined the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP). IRIS ID’s IrisAccess® iCAM iris recognition products are deployed globally and now interface with the Lenel® OnGuard® access control system. IrisAccess® is a solution for providing non-contact, strong biometric authentication, which offers both convenience and security. With this new interface, OnGuard and Iris ID customers can now leverage a more seamless enrollment process and management of data.
Las Vegas – At ISC West 2015, Bosch Security Systems, Inc. will introduce the new G Series, a powerful multifunctional security control panel that provides combined UL intrusion and fire functionality along with door control and essential video surveillance functions for commercial applications. Bosch will also launch new intelligent IP surveillance solutions, and cloud-based services that enable central stations to tap into the growing video monitoring market. With these security solutions, Bosch offers innovative technology for connected systems.

Commentary and Opinions

With more than 10 million purported attempts to break into Pentagon systems and servers each day, it was not surprising when the White House confirmed that individuals thought to be working for the Russian government attempted to hack its servers.
From September until January, Monday evenings find living rooms across America filled with armchair quarterbacks. During pre-game shows and post-game analyses, experts and amateurs alike discuss the retreat and progress of their favorite teams. Even fantasy leagues abound to test players’ strategic and tactical prowess on the gridiron.
As we enter into the new fiscal year, three trends are going to be on the minds of every IT leader in Washington, D.C. And -- no big surprise -- they all revolve around Big Data. Those three crucial initiatives that will top the government enterprise priority list in 2015 are application rationalization, virtualization and cyber security.
With security awareness, threat assessment, and risk analysis extending into new areas like international traveler health screening, vigilance at the doors of elementary schools, and intensified subway passenger safety, it’s important for government security professionals everywhere to keep their knowledge and credentials continuously up-to-date.
The Javelin Strategy & Research’s 2014 Identity Fraud Study revealed that 13.1 million Americans became victims of identity theft last year. This startling statistic underscores the determination of malicious actors to access sensitive data. Despite the rise in exploits, vital aspects of security -- such as encryption -- has tended to slip through the cracks.
 

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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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