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Thu, 2014-11-06 04:20 PM

John Stewart

The Internet of Everything (IoE) has created unprecedented connections of people, process, data and things. Applications running on tablets, mobile devices and home appliance sensors are improving...
Tue, 2014-11-04 04:39 PM

Rafael Garcia

FBI Director James B. Comey has named Rafael “Jorge” Garcia, Jr. assistant director of the Directorate of Intelligence (DI) at FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ). Garcia most recently served as deputy...
Sun, 2014-11-02 03:39 PM
As part of Operation Predator, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) designed a smartphone last September to seek the public’s help with fugitive and unknown suspect child predators. Since...
Tue, 2014-10-21 01:50 PM

Dr. Robert Griffin 

Dr. Reginald Brothers, Department of Homeland Security Under Secretary for Science and Technology, has announced the appointment of Dr. Robert Griffin as the Science and Technology Directorate’s (S...
Tue, 2014-10-21 12:43 PM
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has launched a redesigned official website, www.ICE.gov, that is optimized for desktop computers, as well as mobile and tablet devices. It features...
Mon, 2014-10-20 04:01 PM

Eric Birnbaum

Director James B. Comey has named Eric S. Birnbaum special agent in charge (SAC) of the San Diego division. Birnbaum most recently served as SAC of the Administrative Division in the Los Angeles...
Thu, 2014-10-16 02:58 PM
A federal grand jury in Seattle returned a second superseding indictment last week charging a Russian national with 11 additional counts and further detailing his alleged scheme to hack into...
Tue, 2014-10-14 05:49 PM
Cybersecurity professionals from across the globe came together to compete in the World Finals of the Global CyberLympics held on September 29 2014 at ISACA’s EuroCACS/Information Security and Risk...
Thu, 2014-10-09 05:07 PM
Director James B. Comey has named Clifford Holly assistant director in charge of the Security Division at FBI Headquarters. Holly most recently served as deputy assistant director for the Training...
Wed, 2014-10-08 01:19 PM
Cybersecurity breaches affect businesses large and small, and the annual cost of computer- and network-based crimes worldwide is estimated to be more than $400 billion, according to a report from...
Tue, 2014-09-30 09:34 PM
AlliedBarton Security Services, often cited for its outstanding training programs, has announced the completion of two million AlliedBarton|EDGE training courses since 2009. The AlliedBarton|EDGE...
Thu, 2014-09-25 09:35 PM
In response to requests from a number of vendor companies and government agencies, Government Security News has announced an extension of the deadline for entries in its 2014 Homeland Security Awards...

Company News

Columbia, MD-based Tenable Network Security, Inc., a provider of continuous network monitoring, has announced the release of Nessus v6, reducing customer exposure to security risks through advanced malware detection, compliance with system hardening policies, and enhanced security for mobile, virtualized and cloud environments.

McLean, VA-based Haystax Technology, a provider of advanced analytics and cybersecurity solutions, has announced that retired U.S. Marine General Peter Pace has been named chairman of the company’s board of directors. In this role, Pace will guide the Haystax business strategy and offer insights to best support America’s security needs. Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and a 2008 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom has been a member of the Haystax board since 2013.

Santa Clara, CA-based Cyphort, a pioneer of Advanced Threat Defense solutions, has announced the appointment of co-founder Dr. Fengmin Gong as chief strategy officer. Dr. Gong joined Cyphort in 2012 to lead Cyphort’s Security Research, and will now add the additional responsibility for helping drive the overall technology strategy for the company.

Dr. Gong is a security veteran with over 25 years’ experience working in the industry. Prior to joining Cyphort, Dr. Gong co-founded Palo Alto Networks and IntruVert Networks.

Plano, TX-based Tyler Technologies, Inc. has signed an agreement with the city of Brentwood, TN, for its Tyler Public Safety and Incode court case management software suites to streamline the city’s day-to-day operations.

By utilizing Tyler software for both its court and public safety solutions, Brentwood will experience a seamless flow of information, increased productivity and a reduction of duplicated data.

Melville, NY-based Verint Systems Inc. has announced that São Bernardo do Campo has deployed a comprehensive security intelligence platform that includes Verint Video Management Software, Verint Situation Management Center and Verint IP Cameras as part of its “Safe City Program.” The goal of the initiative was to implement comprehensive supporting technology to facilitate collaboration between the city’s municipal agencies to enhance public safety.

Tempe, AZ-based LifeLock, a provider of proactive identity theft protection, has introduced a new service for organizations to integrate identity theft protection into their data breach response plans. LifeLock Data Breach Service enables organizations to rapidly activate LifeLock if they are exposed by a data breach and to help protect their customers or employees from identity fraud.

Atlanta, GA-based LexisNexis Risk Solutions has announced the launch of the LexisNexis Fraud Defense Network, a first-of-its-kind alliance that seeks to link organizations across all industries with resources, information and actionable intelligence to predict, detect and mitigate the risks that fraud presents. The announcement kicks off the company’s participation in International Fraud Awareness Week, an awareness campaign spearheaded by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners that estimates global fraud in the trillions.

CGI and Dell have announced a joint initiative to offer services and solutions specifically tailored to improve enterprise efficiency, security, and business processes. These offerings are the initial solutions of a planned multi-year relationship between the two companies that will focus on solving some of the most critical technology challenges that enterprise and public sector clients face today.

Commentary and Opinions

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.

Car theft is a fruitful field of opportunity for today’s criminals as they seek new and innovative ways for gaining quick profits. Recent reports indicate that prior to committing theft, organized car-theft gangs are doing their homework. They are targeting specific car rental facilities, conducting exhaustive site-studies of the facilities to identify vulnerabilities that will make their job easier.

 

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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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