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Wed, 2013-02-13 02:02 PM
The U.S. and the European Union (EU) now mutually recognize each other’s trusted trader programs. The announcement on Feb. 8 by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the EU said the mutual...
Mon, 2013-02-11 11:49 AM
TSA is planning to award a non-competitive firm fixed-price “bridge” contract to the American Association of Airport Executives to continue providing fingerprint and photo processing services for an...
Mon, 2013-02-11 08:12 AM

Arizona border

Border Patrol apprehensions in Arizona dropped to record low levels in fiscal year 2012, as the number of agents and the use of more advanced technology increased, said the agency on Feb. 8...
Mon, 2013-02-11 07:48 AM

Christopher Dorner

The ex-Los Angeles policeman who has allegedly shot and killed three people, including a police officer, and vowed to hunt down other officers now has million dollar bounty on his head for what the...
Fri, 2013-02-08 12:36 PM
Access control, generally, and biometrics, more specifically, are witnessing innovative developments on a number of fronts simultaneously. This special section of our August issue shines a spotlight...
Fri, 2013-02-08 08:22 AM

Southwestern border

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano urged quick action on immigration reform legislation, pointing to declining attempts to cross the U.S. border illegally resulting from stepped up enforcement efforts.
Thu, 2013-02-07 09:32 AM

Toy warehouse

U.S. customs enforcement agents busted up a ring of companies that they said continually flouted import and intellectual property rights rules to bring toxic, potentially-dangerous knock-off toys...
Wed, 2013-02-06 03:46 PM

Rep. Michael McCaul

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said he plans to frame his vision for “gaining control” of U.S. borders next week. “Americans have seen that promises of border security are...
Wed, 2013-02-06 03:44 PM

Student with RFID card
in school in San Antonio

Don Erickson, CEO of the Security Industry Association (SIA), has sent a letter to legislators in the Texas House and Senate in opposition to proposed legislation that would amend the state’s...
Wed, 2013-02-06 03:32 PM

Family Research Council

The man who opened fire at a Washington, DC, conservative values organization’s offices in the District last August  -- severely wounding a security guard,  pleaded guilty to one terrorism...
Wed, 2013-02-06 03:07 PM
In this section on maritime and port security, we’ve taken a look at the topic from three different perspectives.
Wed, 2013-02-06 11:23 AM

Artist rendering of
Royal Princess

SISCO's A-PASS 6 patent-pending wireless mobile life safety and security access control system has been chosen to be installed on the new Royal Princess. The Royal Princess is the first of two 1082-...

Company News

Austin, TX-based HID Global, a provider of secure identity solutions, has announced completion of an access control pilot at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, that has validated the use of smartphones as a convenient and compelling new way to open doors with a “tap” or using the company’s patented “Twist and Go” gesture technology for opening doors and gates from a distance.
Minneapolis, MN-based Code42, a provider of endpoint data protection and management for business and enterprise, has announced an application programming interface (API) integration with Splunk Enterprise -- a provider of operational intelligence platform -- to provide deeper, real-time visualization and search analysis of endpoint data.
Calabasas, CA-based Ixia has announced the IxFlow App for Splunk Enterprise, which integrates Ixia’s Application and Threat Intelligence (ATI) Processor with Splunk Enterprise. The app provides IT managers and teams the ability to visualize and analyze user, device and application behaviors. Additionally, the application data that is available can be used to optimize the network’s security and performance.
Port Townsend, WA-based Intellicheck Mobilisa, a provider of identity solutions and wireless security systems, has been awarded a $247K contract to upgrade the current Defense ID system at Fort Irwin National Training Center in California.
Tysons Corner, VA-based Preferred Systems Solutions (PSS), a provider of Information Technology (IT) infrastructure, software development, enterprise resource planning, and financial consulting services to government, has announced the appointment of Fred Funk to their executive management team as senior vice president, National Security Group.
Leading software firm NICE Systems (NICE) has launched a video surveillance program, NICE Suspect Search, which claims to be able to reduce the time it takes to locate and track persons of interests through surveillance cameras. NICE Security Group’s Executive Vice President Chris Wooten states that the program aims to solve “the burden of processing all of the data [that] has limited the value of the video footage, [which is the] major pain point for [its] customers."
Frisco, TX-based Sheplers, a multi-channel western-wear retailer, has determined that their payment systems suffered a security breach in which hackers gained access to their systems and some of their customers’ payment card information was exposed. With the assistance of a leading computer security firm, Sheplers is continuing the investigation into the incident, and are cooperating with law enforcement in their efforts to find the criminals responsible.
Boston, MA-based Wealth Management Systems (WMSI) has announced that Doug Perkins has joined the firm as information security officer. An industry veteran with extensive experience in software development, project management, quality assurance, and operations and information security, Perkins is assuming responsibility for the design and future development of WMSI’s enterprise-wide information security strategies and policies. Mr. Perkins reports to BJ Ralston, WMSI’s chief compliance officer, and is based in WMSI’s Boston Office.

Commentary and Opinions

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.
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.
 

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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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