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HID Global is opening the door to a new era of security and convenience.  Powered by Seos technology, the HID Mobile Access solution delivers a more secure and convenient way to open doors and...


Thu, 2013-03-21 07:32 AM

Phoenix Sky Harbor

TSA is defending itself against charges that its screeners at the Phoenix, AZ, airport “humiliated” a wounded U.S. veteran by asking that he remove his prosthetic legs.
Thu, 2013-03-21 07:03 AM

Omar Shafik

A former Islamist rap artist from Alabama and a training instructor/foreign fighter leader who hails from San Diego, but works for Al Shabaab in Somalia are worth $5 million each to the U.S....
Tue, 2013-03-19 02:58 PM
Tri-Ed, an independent security distributor, is continuing its comprehensive technology roadshow training program throughout 2013. Dealers and integrators can mark their calendars for these free one-...
Tue, 2013-03-19 07:17 AM

Rep. Frank Wolf

A Chinese man employed by NASA’s Langley research labs, was arrested on March 16 as he tried to board a jet for Beijing with a one-way ticket, allegedly trying to sneak sensitive unmanned drone...
Fri, 2013-03-15 11:17 AM
B.I.G. Enterprises, of Los Angeles, CA, has been named Platinum award winner (first place) in a 2013 border security awards program sponsored by Government Security News magazine. The winning product...
Thu, 2013-03-14 03:35 PM
Genetec, a provider of unified IP security solutions, announced on March 13 that Jackson (Mississippi) Police Department is using the AutoVu License Plate Recognition (LPR) solution to help its...
Mon, 2013-03-11 08:01 AM

Likeville, AZ

Border agents can’t conduct forensic searches of electronic devices like laptop computers, cell phones and camera memory sticks without a reasonable idea that criminal activity has occurred, said a...
Wed, 2013-03-06 03:53 PM
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) is planning to award an operation and maintenance contract to MorphoTrust Inc., a unit of Safran, the only company with employees certified to...
Wed, 2013-03-06 10:03 AM
An internal Immigration and Customs Enforcement memo obtained by the House Judiciary Committee says that ICE has developed plans to release 5,000 detained criminal aliens by the end of March 2013 to...
Mon, 2013-03-04 03:08 PM
As the massive federal budget cuts move ahead, Customs and Border Protection moved to curtail travel for its employees and issued a framework to minimize the impact on trade. President Obama signed...
Thu, 2013-02-28 08:18 AM

Gary Mead
ICE ERO director

The leader of the House Homeland Security Committee demanded specifics about Immigration and Customs Enforcement's release of hundreds of non-criminal detainees from its 250 detention facilities...
Wed, 2013-02-27 07:55 AM

Southwestern border

Crime and violence in U.S. border towns are down, according to a study released by the Government Accountability Office, but there are still concerns about the safety of law enforcement officers from...

Company News

FRISCO, TX- July 1, 2014- Encryptics, a provider of patented data privacy and protection services for businesses and government entities, has named John D. Cohen as the company’s Chief Strategy Advisor. In this role, Cohen will be responsible for continuing to position its data encryption technology at the forefront of the cybersecurity landscape for private and public companies, governments, and public safety entities.
The HUG or Heavy Utility Gate is a completely self-contained, solar charged, battery operated access gate that can be deployed in seconds, and with its solar option can cycle over a thousand times daily without the need for any external power.In addition to roadblocks, checkpoints, and as a manned or unmanned access gate, the HUG can also be strategically placed to protect personnel, equipment, vehicles, staging and restricted areas.
Robert Weaver is an award-winning and nationally recognized senior executive who over the course of a 40 year distinguished career served in a variety of leadership positions in the U.S. Secret Service (USSS), U.S. Supreme Court, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Cleveland, OH-based Mace Security International, Inc. and Hudson, OH-based National School Control Systems, LLC are pleased to announce a joint marketing agreement for safety and security products with a focus on the Bearacade Door Control System. The target markets for these systems include educational, corporate, nonprofit, and government institutions.
TrendLabs has released a report called, The Invisible Becomes Visible, in which it outlines its industry predictions on what the cyber threat landscape is expected to look like in 2015.
Alexandria, VA-based ASIS International (ASIS) and The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) are collaborating on the development of an online training module focusing on what private security professionals need to know about child victimization.
In a strategic alliance, Sysorex subsidiary AirPatrol Corporation, a developer of mobile device detection and locationing systems, and Cubeware GmbH, a provider of business intelligence and analytics software in Europe, have announced that they are offering an integrated next generation big data analytics platform focused on gaining business insights based on where, how and when people use mobile devices.
Portland, OR-based Tripwire, a provider of advanced threat, security, and compliance solutions, has announced a new virtual event titled, Tripwire Threat Intelligence University, to take place Thursday, November 13, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. PDT/12:00 p.m. EDT.

Commentary and Opinions

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.
The following is a guest editorial provided by Michael D. Helm, the national commander of The American Legion:Most 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.
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.

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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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