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News

Tue, 2014-11-11 01:30 PM
The New York-based Open Society Foundations awarded a grant of $50 million Friday to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in support of its nationwide campaign to end mass incarceration. The...
Mon, 2014-11-10 05:30 PM
The estimated number of violent crimes in the nation decreased 4.4 percent in 2013 when compared with 2012 data, according to FBI figures released today. Property crimes decreased 4.1 percent,...
Sun, 2014-11-09 07:37 PM
Dozens of dark market websites offering a range of illegal goods and services for sale on the Tor network went dark Thursday following a coordinated international law enforcement action. The seizure...
Sun, 2014-11-09 04:58 PM
Investigators have discovered a potential cyber security threat to the U.S. critical infrastructure. BlackEnergy is a trojan horse discovered within the software that controls oil and gas pipelines,...
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...

Company News

Gilbert, AZ-based Aegis Electronic Group, a distributor and technical support provider of KT&C camera solutions, has announced the addition of KT&C's line of IP, 960H, and HD Mini Video Cameras to their product offerings, ideal for applications where size is a factor and a low price point is necessary.
McLean, VA-based Haystax Technology, and Franz, have announced a technology partnership that will enable Haystax to leverage Franz's AllegroGraph technology for patented algorithms and sophisticated behavior models used in Haystax's insider threat detection solutions.
Newark, NJ-based Panasonic System Communications Company of North America has announced the immediate availability of its new i-PRO ULTRA 360 panoramic indoor (WV-SFN480) and outdoor IP66 rated weather and vandal-resistant (WV-SFV481) fixed dome 360-degree cameras offering ultra-high resolution, ultra sensitivity, ultra intelligence, and ultra toughness.
Arlington, VA-based CACI International Inc. and Appcelerator, provider of a mobile engagement platform, have announced a cooperative partnership to offer a unique solution set to the federal market, particularly the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community.
Westford, MA-based Tyco Security Products has announced that Stafford Mahfouz, manager of the Government and Department of Defense Vertical for Tyco Security Products, has been elected to the Smart Card Alliance’s Access Control Council steering committee for 2015-2016 as a representative of physical access control product and services providers.
Arlington, VA-based ThreatConnect, Inc., a provider of security products and services including the ThreatConnect Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP), has announced Matt Brenner as vice president of sales, overseeing sales operations for the threat intelligence platform.
Princeton, NJ-based Heartland Payment Systems, one of the nation’s largest payment processors, has announced it is the first company to offer a comprehensive warranty that protects businesses from payment card breach losses in the event of a breach.
Berkeley, CA-based Tanium, a security and systems management company, has announced a partnership and integration with iSIGHT Partners, a global provider of cyber threat intelligence. With this integration, high quality threat intelligence and Indicators of Compromise (“IOCs”) from iSIGHT Partners are automatically fed into the Tanium IOC Funnel, part of the Tanium platform.

Commentary and Opinions

According to former 9/11 Commission counsel and CEO of the Secure Identity and Biometrics Association (SIBA) Janice Kephart, there is no further reason for Congress to delay implementing biometric exit legislation at airports and seaports.“The science is there, and proof is in the 16 nations that have fully implemented best-in-class biometrics that speed travel and virtually eliminate fraud, most of them in the past couple of years. Passage of a biometric exit bill -- and full deployment by DHS -- is both cost-effective and feasible now.
As you may be aware, the Department of Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process, better known as DIACAP, regulates the implementation of risk management for information systems. What you may not know is that not all DIACAP certifications are created equal. Understanding this accreditation process, how the certification is achieved and what it signifies -- or working with an integration specialist who has this expertise -- will help your agency make the best possible decision in choosing an access control or other security solution.
Every day citizens put their faith and trust in the decisions that government programs make about identities (security clearances, border crossings, benefits and credentials). However, these decisions may not be as trustworthy as you think, because they are often not based upon current and validated information. This lack of information awareness has been accentuated by the onset of Big Data (the dramatic increase in data volumes, sources, types and velocity), which increases the risk of an undetected change in a person’s identity profile.
 

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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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