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Peter Boriskin, Director of Product Management for ASSA ABLOY'S Commerical Electronic Access Control Products, indicates that he would like to describe the features and benefits of the SARGENT SE...

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Mon, 2011-06-06 10:19 AM

Phoenix video

Transportation Security Administration officers acted properly during a raucous screening incident in May at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, the agency said.TSA responded on June 3 to a video of a...
Mon, 2011-06-06 08:50 AM

African Cup of
Nations game
in 2010

Magal Security Systems, Ltd. announced on June 6 that it has signed a $35.5 million contract for a turnkey project to provide a fully integrated security system, covering multiple sites, for the...
Mon, 2011-06-06 08:15 AM
A businessman from Queens, NY, was given a relatively light 10-month prison sentence on June 3 for a variety of charges stemming from a money exchange program that ran funds through Iran.Reza Safarha...
Fri, 2011-06-03 04:31 PM

Mica: private screeners
could save $1B

Airport passenger screening with private security screeners under federal supervision is dramatically more efficient and less costly than the all-federal screening model, according to a report...
Fri, 2011-06-03 11:09 AM
Against strong opposition within the general aviation and business aviation communities, the FAA boldly announced on June 3 that it would no longer withhold from the public detailed identification...
Fri, 2011-06-03 09:18 AM

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS)

Although the House of Representatives passed a $42.3 billion homeland security appropriations bill late on June 2, the leadership of the House Homeland Security Committee voted against the measure...
Thu, 2011-06-02 08:41 AM
Two men with possible connections to bloody conflicts in Serbia and Rwanda pleaded guilty in two separate courts to lying to U.S. immigration officials in an effort to enter the country.Zeljko Zekic...
Thu, 2011-06-02 07:44 AM

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Citing concerns about the impact of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) shared biometric identification program on immigrant communities, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told federal...
Tue, 2011-05-31 08:01 AM

Cars purchased by gambling ring

An illegal gambling ring based in Staten Island, NY with links to Costa Rica that brought in millions of dollars in sports betting was shut down by federal and local law enforcement agents, including...
Tue, 2011-05-31 07:37 AM

CBP, Qatar officials meet

As the nation of Qatar moves to open a new international airport in 2013, the nation began initial meetings with U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials concerning passenger screening and other...
Fri, 2011-05-27 08:55 AM

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)

With only minutes to go before key surveillance provisions expired, President Obama late on May 26 signed a four year extension of the Patriot Act surveillance laws that allow detailed records...
Thu, 2011-05-26 04:07 PM
Standards for the physical security industry took an important step forward at ISC West with the successful demonstration of interoperable products from Honeywell, UTC, Tyco, Hikvision, Arecont...

Company News

Real-Time Technology Group (RTTG), a provider of secure and hosted identity management solutions for operations and incident response, has partnered with All Points Logistics, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, to bring RTTG’s Real-Time Verification (RTV) technology platform to All Points’ state and federal customers.

With FICAM’s decision to approve McLean, VA-based ID.me as an accredited Credential Service Provider last Thursday, the company joins the likes of Symantec and Verizon by enabling American citizens to easily and securely access government services online through a trusted Single Sign On, ID.me says. The Federal Identity Credential Access Management (FICAM) Trust Framework Solutions program approved ID.me as a non-PKI Credential Service Provider (CSP) and Token Manager service operating at Assurance Levels 1, 2, and 3.

A strategic partnership to reduce lines and wait times at motor vehicle agencies (MVAs) and for other identity services has been announced by MorphoTrust USA (Safran) and QLess. The partnership will improve consumer convenience and organizational efficiency through the innovative use of technology. MorphoTrust, the provider of issuance solutions for approximately 80 percent of all U.S.

Ashburn, VA-based Telos Corporation, an information technology provider that delivers solutions that empower and protect the world’s most security-conscious enterprises, has announced the general availability of SE7EN: NetAlert, an interactive, Web-based network infrastructure monitoring tool to protect the physical security of fiber optic and copper cable networks.

San Mateo, CA-based Norse Corp., a provider of live attack intelligence, has announced the appointment of Jacinta Tobin to serve as the company’s first senior vice president of global sales.

Named in May 2013 as one of the top 50 most influential women in technology by Silicon Valley Global magazine, Tobin will spearhead all of Norse’s global growth initiatives.

Indianapolis, IN-based STANLEY Security, a provider of access control and integrated security solutions, has announced the launch of its ELITE Partnership Program, offering recognition, rewards and extensive benefits to the nation’s top locksmiths.

Minnetonka, MN-based Datacard Group has announced that in one year, more than 40 million driver’s licenses have been issued globally utilizing Datacard government solutions. And, that number is projected to grow as government organizations recognize the benefits of implementing personalization and authentication solutions that help mitigate fraud, protect identities, and demonstrate service improvements to their citizens.

Gallagher, an international provider of integrated access control, intruder alarm, and perimeter protection continues to grow operations with the appointment of Jim Saletta, new Business Development Manager for the western region of the U.S.

Working alongside Eddie Salinas, technical account manager, Jim will manage multiple relationships from distributors, business partners, and customers to drive Gallagher's end-to-end security solution.

Commentary and Opinions

Car theft is a fruitful field of opportunity for today’s criminals as they seek new and innovative ways for gaining quick profits. Recent reports indicate that prior to committing theft, organized car-theft gangs are doing their homework. They are targeting specific car rental facilities, conducting exhaustive site-studies of the facilities to identify vulnerabilities that will make their job easier.

When newspapers, popular magazines, and cable news channels run stories on public safety security and video surveillance, their knee-jerk reaction is too often a clever reference to “Big Brother” and an implication that something dangerous and sinister is happening.

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.

 

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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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