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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...
Thu, 2011-05-26 08:32 AM
As the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) added 10 more counties to the list of local jurisdictions operating under its federal biometric identification information-sharing program, an...
Thu, 2011-05-26 08:23 AM

Dr. Ali Mohamed Al Khouri (left)
and Entrust's Bill Conner

Entrust, Inc. will provide its proven, PKI-based national ID technology to the United Arab Emirates, the company announced on May 25. The Emirates Identity Authority is leading a citizen-centric...
Thu, 2011-05-26 07:58 AM

Texas state capitol building

A bill moving through the Texas state legislature that would not only prohibit Transportation Security Administration airport pat-downs but also hold TSA personnel liable for criminal charges, was...
Wed, 2011-05-25 08:19 AM
A new program that expedites small boats through the official entry process when crossing into the U.S. was unveiled on May 24 by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials.

Company News

Dallas, TX-based Zix Corporation (ZixCorp), a provider of email data protection, has announced that ZixOne is available on the Samsung Solutions Exchange, expanding mobile security options for enterprises using Samsung’s mobile devices. The Samsung Solutions Exchange addresses the needs of business owners by creating mobile solutions on a portfolio of enterprise-grade Samsung mobile products.

New York, NY-based Viewpointe, a provider of managed service and a payments provider to regulated industries, has announced a new white paper that highlights how using the appropriate cloud infrastructure can optimize business processes, deliver competitive agility, and address information mismanagement.

Gemalto, Datacard, and Morpho have ranked in the top three positions in ABI Research’s latest “Government & Healthcare ID: Smart Card and Legacy Credentials” competitive assessment. The assessment consists of 1H 2013 smart card market shares alongside a vendor matrix where by the top smart card and legacy credential ecosystem players were measured against a set of innovation and implementation criteria.

Round Rock, TX-based Dell Software has announced availability of two new backup appliances and a host of enhancements to its AppAssure backup, replication and disaster recovery software.

Costa Mesa, CA-based Emulex Corp., a provider of network connectivity, monitoring, and management, has announced the results of a study of 547 U.S. and European-based network and security operations (NetOps and SecOps) professionals, which found that 45% of IT staffs monitor network and application performance manually, instead of implementing network monitoring tools.

Toronto, Canada-based SecureKey, a provider of trusted identity networks, and Oberthur Technologies (OT), a provider of digital security solutions for the mobility space, has announced their collaboration to bring to market a range of solutions compliant with the GSMA-led Mobile Connect initiative that provides secure access and authentication for online services.

State of Montana officials are notifying 1.3 million people regarding a recent incident where hackers gained entry to a Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) computer server, though officials said there is no knowledge that information on the server was used inappropriately, or was even accessed.

The state is notifying individuals whose personal information was on the server, consistent with state and federal laws. The notification list includes both current and former Montana residents, and in some instances, the estates of deceased individuals.

Uticon Engineering Consultancy has installed the two-factor authentication solution SecurAccess from SecurEnvoy. Personal login details in combination with a passcode obtained via SMS are used in the solution in order to clearly identify employees.

Commentary and Opinions

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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