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Wed, 2011-07-06 11:27 AM

Terrorist Screening
Center and DHS
will maintain "mirrored"
databases in real time

The FBI, which maintains the official U.S. Government consolidated terrorist watchlist, will begin sharing the complete contents of that database with DHS, on a “near real time, synchronized” basis,...
Wed, 2011-07-06 09:55 AM

NDLON FOIA

The Federal Bureau of Investigation wants to expand the electronic fingerprint information collected under the Secure Communities program to include iris scans and palm print information within the...
Wed, 2011-07-06 08:31 AM

Davila's altered prints

A Dominican man allegedly tried to get by Customs and Border Protection anti-terrorism officers in Boston by altering his fingerprints.
Tue, 2011-07-05 09:47 AM

AIT backscatter unit

Transportation Security Administration agents physically screened the Nigerian American man who stowed away on a flight from New York to Los Angeles in June, but conceded they didn’t verify his...
Fri, 2011-07-01 10:46 AM

JFK International

The leader of the House Homeland Security Committee demanded immediate answers about how a Nigerian national managed to get past airport security to fly from New York to Los Angeles using a bogus...
Thu, 2011-06-30 12:47 PM
The U.S. Secret Service has purchased an advanced tool, known as Informatica’s Identity Resolution (IIR), which is a robust, highly scalable software that enables government organizations to search...
Thu, 2011-06-30 09:23 AM
A subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council will hold a public forum in Milwaukee, WI, on August 12 to discuss issues related to Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS)...
Thu, 2011-06-30 09:13 AM

Texas Capitol Building

A Texas bill that would have criminalized airport pat-downs in the state by Transportation Security Administration personnel, died after the state’s special legislative session adjourned on June 29.
Wed, 2011-06-29 01:50 PM
Consumer groups from North America and Europe recently agreed that information gathered by increasingly-intelligent utility networks should be guided by policies that protect consumers’ data privacy.
Tue, 2011-06-28 10:20 AM

TX Rep. Straus (R)

A paler version of an incendiary Texas bill aimed at criminalizing federal airport security passenger pat-downs passed the state’s House of Representatives on June 27.
Mon, 2011-06-27 02:24 PM

Ray Batt

System integrator ARINC has announced a new, national border management system which incorporates its core identity management and biometric technology with instantaneous intelligence gathered from a...
Fri, 2011-06-24 01:55 PM

David Wilhite

In the opinion of David Wilhite, CEO and President of Quintron Systems in Santa Maria, CA, the recent hurricanes, floods, wildfires and other natural disasters in the U.S. have dramatically...

Company News

Eid Passport, Inc of Hillsboro, OR, a market leader in high-assurance identity management solutions and the largest commercial provider of vendor credentials at military facilities, has secured placement on the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Qualified Technology List (QTL) for the company’s RAPID-RCx Program.

Boulder, CO-based LogRhythm, a provider of security intelligence, has announced the launch of its Threat Intelligence Ecosystem, the industry’s first collective of threat intelligence vendors focused on delivering unprecedented security intelligence via a next-generation security analytics and intelligence platform.

Madison, WI-based Esker, a provider of document process automation solutions, has announced Wisconsin’s City of Madison Police Department has signed on to leverage the on-premises automation platform, Esker DeliveryWare, in order to simplify the way it generates internal messaging reports while saving a significant amount of time and money.

Alexandria, VA-based MorphoTrak, a subsidiary of Safran USA, a provider of biometric and identity management solutions to an array of markets in the U.S. including law enforcement, border control, civil identification, and facility/IT security, has announced the appointment of Steve Vinsik as MorphoTrak’s new vice president of Criminal Justice and Public Security, responsible for delivering biometric and security solutions across the company’s broad span of customers.

Maple Lawn, MD-based AirPatrol Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sysorex Global Holdings Corp. has announced a new add-in for its ZoneDefense 5 mobile device security platform that will allow organizations using the Enterprise Mobility Management suite from VMware’s AirWatch to automatically switch security policies of smartphones and tablets based on the device’s owner and location.

Hillsboro, OR-based Eid Passport, a provider of high-assurance identity management solution providers, will partner with HID Global, a provider of secure identity solutions, to further enhance its RAPIDGate Premier solution to secure physical and digital assets for commercial, government and military organizations.

Cyber crime and data breaches cost the global economy about $445 billion annually, and it is estimated that more than 800 million individual records were affected by cyber crime in 2013. In response to the growing cyber criminality threatening Canadian companies, industrial insurance specialist Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has launched Allianz Cyber Protect, a comprehensive suite of coverages with market leading capacity to protect a company in the event of a data loss or a cyber security incident.

Port Townsend, WA-based Intellicheck Mobilisa, a provider of identity solutions and wireless security systems, has appointed William Georges and Jack Davis, Maj. Gen. USMC, to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. This brings the total number of board members to seven.

Commentary and Opinions

You approach the scene, taking the first steps to determining what happened and how to prevent it in the future. Following your training, you secure the area, conduct a scan of the scene, take photos to maintain a permanent record of the scene as you found it, and begin collecting and evaluating physical evidence.

With new technologies -- such as virtualization, cloud computing and mobility -- come new threats to IT systems. The sophistication of those threats -- both internal and external -- has become a major concern for the federal government. In fact, cyber security is among the top priorities for the White House and Congress as evidenced by recent legislation and initiatives aimed at protecting sensitive data and intelligence, including health and personally identifiable information.

In our increasingly digital world, our nation’s information security is just as important as its physical security. With President Obama declaring that cyber threats are “one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation,” all areas of government are under increasing pressure to develop a proactive and comprehensive IT defense strategy.

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.

 

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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.

Xceedium Corporation garnered its second GSN awards trophy for the entry of its Xsuite solution in the “Best Privileged Access Management” category of the 2012 Awards Program.  Ken Ammon, Chief Strategist for the company, describes how privileged access management has become increasingly important as physical and logical access have merged, and the government, through HSPD-12, has required that the PIV smart card, historically used for physical access now must be used for logical access as well.

John D. Clark, Sr. and the Whitestone Group, which he founded in 2000, returned to the GSN Awards Dinner in 2012 to pick up their second trophy in two years, this time for the “Best Facility Security/Force Protection Service.” The Whitestone Group’s A-list of clients includes NASA, DoD, USDA, VA, DHS, Social Security Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, Army, Air Force and the Department of Interior, which has just approved a new 5-year facility security contract for the Hoover Dam.

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This white paper highlights a successful pilot HSPD-12 compliant visitor management project undertaken by a U.S. federal government agency, which successfully meets the objectives of Federal Identity, Credential, andAccess Management (FICAM) Road map use case 4.9 for how agencies should perform credentialing and validation of visitors to federal facilities.

 

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