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Fri, 2011-05-13 09:32 AM

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL)

The House Homeland Security’s transportation subcommittee on May 12 approved legislation aimed at streamlining the security paperwork of transportation industry workers, expediting security screening...
Fri, 2011-05-13 08:30 AM
Graduate student visa holders in the U.S. can choose from a wider variety of technical degrees under an expansion of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) list of eligible training...
Thu, 2011-05-12 08:51 AM

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)

Only a day after President Obama announced a new effort on immigration reform, a set of U.S. senators re-introduced legislation that would allow undocumented students whose parents are in the U.S....
Thu, 2011-05-12 08:09 AM

Guantanamo Bay

The Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee is demanding information about a reported plan by the Department of Defense to allow personal visits by wives and family members to terror...
Wed, 2011-05-11 08:54 AM

Obama in El Paso

In the stark West Texas sunshine in the U.S. border city of El Paso, TX on May 10, President Obama began a push to overhaul immigration policy, saying his administration had made great strides...
Wed, 2011-05-11 08:05 AM
A collection of bipartisan members of Congress introduced resolutions on May 10 to counter the European Union’s attempt to renegotiate sharing air passenger information, saying it has been valuable...
Tue, 2011-05-10 07:48 AM
eAccess LLC, a subsidiary of Cubic Corp., announced on May 10 that it has received multiple card orders from major U.S. transit and building access customers for its secure, convenient Limited Use (...
Mon, 2011-05-09 12:04 PM

Dmitry Kagansky

Faced with a new generation of network threats, the government now spends an equal amount of attention and resources on cybersecurity and physical security. With the Federal Identity, Credential, and...
Mon, 2011-05-09 11:36 AM
Congressional leaders expressed concern that rail security needs to be tightened after plans to target trains were revealed in intelligence gathered at the site of the killing of Al Qaeda leader...
Mon, 2011-05-09 09:20 AM
U.S. airlines experienced a rash of incidents over the weekend of May 7 and 8, including struggles with unruly passengers, as well as pilots refusing to take some passengers to their destinations....
Fri, 2011-05-06 08:18 AM

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX)

A bill introduced in the House of Representatives on May 5 would end the judicial review of visas revoked for security reasons from aliens in the U.S., speeding the way for their deportation.The...
Thu, 2011-05-05 01:37 PM
ARINC CrewPASS, the nation’s first biometric security screening service for airline crewmembers, passed a milestone during the first quarter of 2011. The service was accessed more than 41,000 times...

Company News

Gallagher Security, a technology company in integrated access control, intruder alarms management and perimeter protection, has announced that its security management platform is now approved for sale in the U.S.

The development of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 has driven forward the establishment of the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card as the standard credential for federal employees and contractors for access to federal information systems and controlled facilities.

Austin, TX-based HID Global, a provider of secure identity solutions, has announced that it has teamed with Eid Passport, a provider of high-assurance identity management solutions, to supply Eid Passport with its ActivID Credential Management System (CMS) for Eid Passport’s new Personal Identity Verification -- Interoperable (PIV-I) managed service.

San Francisco, CA-based Splunk, a provider of a software platform for real-time operational intelligence, has announced the general availability of version 3.1 of the Splunk App for Enterprise Security. Splunk has introduced a new risk scoring framework in the Splunk App for Enterprise Security to enable easier, faster threat detection and containment by empowering users to assign risk scores to any data.

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.

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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ADT

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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