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Director James B. Comey has named Diego G. Rodriguez the assistant director in charge (ADIC) of the FBI’s New York Field Office. In this role, he will oversee all operations and personnel in the five...
Tue, 2014-12-09 05:33 PM
The FBI Monday released Hate Crime Statistics, 2013, the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s first publication to present data collected under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crime...
Tue, 2014-12-09 04:38 PM

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The Port of Los Angeles has appointed Tom Gazsi, the former City of Costa Mesa Police Chief, as a new deputy chief of police. Gazsi will oversee the Emergency Management and Field Operations Group...
Tue, 2014-12-09 04:20 PM
Technology helps the military fight the war on terror. It also helps malevolent male military personnel spy on female personnel. In a shocking announcement this week, the Navy reported that hidden...
Mon, 2014-12-08 05:24 PM
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that the Justice Department (DOJ) will take new steps to bar profiling by federal law enforcement agencies, building upon a 2003 policy that had...
Wed, 2014-12-03 04:27 PM
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed three bills Monday aimed at strengthening nuclear security and detection, protecting critical infrastructure against the threat of electromagnetic...
Tue, 2014-12-02 05:06 PM
The United States Monday signed three customs agreements with Singapore, ensuring greater cooperation and mutual assistance on customs enforcement and the facilitation of lawful trade and travel,...
Tue, 2014-12-02 04:13 PM
A Danish citizen last week pleaded guilty in the Eastern District of Virginia and was ordered to pay a fine of $500,000 for advertising and selling StealthGenie, a spyware application that could...
Mon, 2014-12-01 04:11 PM
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced the launch of the 2015 Secretary's Honors Program Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative for current two- and four-year college students. Beginning...
Sun, 2014-11-30 07:58 PM
Dear GSN Readers: Government Security News has posted its October/November Digital Edition online. We will also be mailing out the new publication to our readers Monday morning. This edition has a...
Sun, 2014-11-30 06:21 PM
The British government introduced a far-ranging bill last week aimed at protecting U.K. citizens from international terrorism. The Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill aims to bolster the U.K.’s...
Sun, 2014-11-30 03:37 PM
Last week in federal court in Brooklyn, NY, Elvis Rafael Rodriguez was sentenced to 34 months’ imprisonment for his participation in an international cybercrime organization responsible for two...

Company News

Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. (Salient), a provider of information technology and engineering services that include data analytics, agile development, mobility, training, and cyber security solutions to the intelligence, defense, homeland security, and federal civilian markets, has announced it has received awards for three task orders, from the Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) Training Development Support Center (TDSC).
Mycroft Inc., a provider of identity and access management (IAM) solutions and services, has announced the launch of a dedicated Oracle practice focused on delivering the Oracle Identity Management platform to help customers strengthen security, simplify compliance and solve increasingly complex access challenges.
Seattle, WA-based AlphaCipher Acquisition Corporation (d/b/a ”Vadium”), a provider of digital privacy, security and trust solutions, has announced the appointment of Cinthia Portugal, Scott Hazeltine and Bill Yakamovich to the company's senior leadership team. Mrs. Portugal will lead Vadium’s marketing efforts, bringing more than 15 years of marketing communications experience top consumer and enterprise brands including Microsoft, Xbox, Amazon Kindle, Cisco, Java, and Sun Microsystems. Mr.
Indianapolis, IN-based STANLEY Security, a global manufacturer and integrator of comprehensive security solutions for a wide range of industries, has announced that the nomination period has closed and voting has begun for the second installment of its TOGETHER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS Grant Program to help higher education institutions enhance security on campuses. In its second year, the STANLEY Security TOGETHER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS Grant Program provides the opportunity to strengthen safety and security in U.S. colleges and universities through a share of a $600,000 grant from STANLEY.
Travelers can now enroll in TSA Pre✓ at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), Miami International Airport (MIA), Spokane International Airport (GEG), a second location at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), a third location at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and at 28 new off-airport IdentoGO Centers by MorphoTrust that have opened in the last three months. MorphoTrust USA (Safran), a provider of identity solutions and services, announced the opening of the new locations Thursday, bringing the total number of TSA Pre✓ enrollment centers nationwide to 331.
Melville, NY-based Honeywell has announced the appointment of David Paja, 45, as president of Honeywell Security Group, effective January 19. Paja succeeds Ron Rothman, who is retiring from Honeywell to spend more time with family.
Irvine, CA-based Cylance, the first math and machine learning-based advanced threat detection and prevention cybersecurity company, has announced it has joined the Microsoft Virus Initiative (MVI) and the Virus Information Alliance (VIA), also managed by Microsoft. Cylance is one of the first non-signature based security providers to be accepted into either program, underscoring the company’s leadership in an industry that calls for greater protection and innovation.
The Frisco, TX-based Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) has announced the addition of privacy controls to version seven of the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) being released later this month. This addition creates a fully integrated privacy and security framework that meets the regulatory requirements of the U.S. healthcare industry. Organizations can now rely on a single framework to manage their information privacy and security risk and compliance.

Commentary and Opinions

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.
The possibility of governments collecting and analyzing personal data changed dramatically after the enactment of The Patriot Act in 2001. The public outcry following WikiLeaks and the NSA PRISM program has kept controversial data collection methods in the headlines over the past few years. The legality of this type of data collection is still in question.
When it comes to cybersecurity, boldface security organizations can seem just as susceptible to hacks as anyone else. For example, NATO suffered over 2,500 significant cyber attacks in 2012 alone. Security experts believe that the number of sophisticated offensives against NATO is likely to increase over the coming years.
Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) has signed urgently needed legislation aimed at increasing safety and services -- and decreasing violence and assaults -- in California’s five state hospitals, according to the Safety Now Coalition, a coalition of workers in California's Department of Mental Health Hospitals.
Unfortunately, none of us has any trouble imagining a security breach. Breaches are so frequent these days, so fast and so clever, that seemingly out of nowhere we could find critical infrastructure threatened, networks at risk, markets in danger.
 

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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.

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