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Mon, 2013-03-11 09:01 AM

Likeville, AZ
POE

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 04:53 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 11:03 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 04:08 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 09:18 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 08:55 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...
Tue, 2013-02-26 10:15 AM
More than one hundred criminal aliens were arrested by ICE’s Tulsa, OK, office during calendar year 2012, including previously-deported individuals convicted of murder, assault and other serious...
Mon, 2013-02-25 10:41 AM

Munyenyezi

A Manchester, N.H., woman was on Feb. 21 on charges she obtained U.S. citizenship unlawfully, hiding her affiliation with a bloody Rwandan group responsible for atrocities during that country’s civil...
Fri, 2013-02-22 10:44 AM

Memphis
International

Five airports in the eastern U.S. are set to roll out TSA’s Pre Check pre-approved security program in the next six weeks. The new additions, said the TSA in a Feb. 21 statement, will bring the total...
Wed, 2013-02-20 09:47 AM
In a move that ICE officials said will help federal and local governments better identify fake documents and perform other forensic operations, DHS has handed a database of toner and ink information...
Wed, 2013-02-20 09:24 AM

Mariposa
Port of Entry

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Tom Carper (D-DE) toured U.S. border facilities in Nogales, AZ, on Feb. 19, touting...
Mon, 2013-02-18 09:22 AM
The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) supported the Department of Justice and the National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST) on Feb. 15 for the establishment of the National...

Company News

Boulder, CO-based LogRhythm, the security intelligence company, has announced that Todd Headley, the former chief financial officer of Sourcefire, has been appointed to the LogRhythm board of directors. Headley brings a wealth of expertise in information security to the LogRhythm board, where he will help guide the company during a period of rapid growth and increased customer adoption of LogRhythm’s next generation Security Intelligence and Analytics platform.
Portland, OR-based Tripwire, Inc., a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced the results of a consumer survey conducted by One Poll and Dimensional Research on holiday shopping security practices. The survey evaluated online cybersecurity awareness of 2,011 consumers from the U.S. and U.K., and revealed that more than 40 percent believe emails from “trusted brands” are safe to click, and nearly a quarter of respondents (24 percent) anticipate doing at least part of their holiday shopping while at work.
Digital security vendor TrustPipe has emerged from stealth mode to release TrustXP, a lightweight downloadable application that provides a significant breakthrough in security for Windows XP, helping make it virtually hack-proof. The company also announced a reseller agreement with NCR’s Telecom and Technology business, a global leader in consumer transaction technologies, through which NCR will globally distribute and manage implementations of TrustXP.
Winnipeg, Canada-based Seccuris, a provider of cybersecurity consulting and managed services, has partnered with organizations working diligently to solve the rise of cyber threats and a shortage of qualified security professionals. The organizations include Sisler High School in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and the Government of Manitoba.
Bitdefender, the creator of innovative global security software solutions, has launched Bitdefender Total Security Multi-Device, a comprehensive and fast way to protect your privacy, defeat even brand new malware, fend off fraud, ease online shopping and more on all your PCs, Macs and Android devices.
The San Francisco-based global information security company NCC Group has released results of an international survey that shows most consumers do not feel safe when shopping online and many are shying away from their favorite retailers as a result.According to the “Trust in the Internet” survey, nearly eight out of 10 people (77%) do not feel very safe when shopping online and, with the holidays just a few weeks away, nearly a quarter reveal they are doing less online due to security concerns (23%).
San Ramon, CA-based Accela, a provider of civic engagement solutions for government, has announced that it has acquired Decade Software, a provider of environmental health and safety solutions to health departments in the United States and abroad.
Organizations whose employees or members are frequent travelers can now offer a new perk: onsite enrollment in TSA Pre✓, which provides faster, more efficient screening at participating U.S. airport checkpoints for domestic and international travel. MorphoTrust USA (Safran), a provider of identity solutions and services, introduced the innovative mobile enrollment service to support the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) goal of expanding the number of travelers served by the TSA Pre✓ program.

Commentary and Opinions

Washington, March 18 – The National Retail Federation has presented Congress with practical, commonsense and achievable solutions to better protect consumers and help businesses prevent cyberattacks and data breaches.“We should not be satisfied with simply determining what to do after a data breach occurs,” NRF senior vice president for Government Relations David French said. “Instead, it is important to look at why such breaches occur and what the perpetrators get out of them so that we can find ways to reduce and prevent not only the breaches themselves but the follow-on harm.”
By Nimrod LuriaPolice and FBI are investigating defacement attacks on numerous North American websites in which attackers placed an ISIS flag banner on website home pages and played an Arabic song in the background, as reported by NBC News.The sites appear to have one thing in common: they are all built on the WordPress content management platform.
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.
By Michael D. HelmMost 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.
 

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