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Thu, 2013-09-26 05:54 PM

Canada's Parliament
building in Ottawa

The Government of Canada is planning to upgrade the security system that safeguards the Parliament building in Ottawa, the nation’s capital, with a new access control system from Lenel and a new...
Thu, 2013-09-26 05:19 PM

Nate Brown demonstrates
the new 2740B lock from
Sargent and Greenleaf

Just as Stanley Security took aim at ADT Security a few years ago, when it decided to go after a significant piece of the SCIF market, the Sargent and Greenleaf unit of Stanley Security has now...
Mon, 2013-09-23 08:19 PM

Mike Faddis

Microsoft Global Security, which is responsible for providing physical security at Microsoft Corp., has joined the Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) board of directors, signaling its...
Thu, 2013-09-19 01:49 PM

James St. Pierre

Quintron Systems, a provider of advanced interoperable voice systems and physical access control and intrusion systems, has announced the appointment of James St. Pierre as its new director of sales...
Wed, 2013-09-18 02:50 PM

Tuskan (left) and Greiper

Microsoft Corp., which maintains three Global Security Operations Centers around the world to help safeguard more than 700 separate Microsoft physical sites, has developed a sophisticated monitoring...
Tue, 2013-09-17 08:37 PM
The Center for Immigration Studies released on September 17 a detailed report confirming that in its view a biometric exit-tracking system for foreign visitors departing by air or sea is feasible...
Mon, 2013-09-16 09:46 AM

Ultra-LE laser
engraver

Ultra Electronics Card Systems, a global manufacturer of ID card printers and solutions, announced on September 16 the latest addition to its Magicard line of secure identification card printers, the...
Wed, 2013-09-11 05:29 PM

MorphoBIS from
MorphoTrak

Sheriff Tom Knight, of Sarasota County, Florida, has a new tool that is allowing his office to find answers to old and cold crime cases. The County recently completed an upgrade of its 10-year-old...
Wed, 2013-09-11 03:59 PM
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) unit of DHS plans to procure access to LexisNexis databases, on a sole source basis, to help ICE’s Fugitive Operations Support Center track down illegal...
Wed, 2013-09-11 01:43 PM

WebTAS visualization
tools from ISS

One of the most commonly heard buzz words in the government security sector is “public-private partnership,” a phrase that essentially refers to a collaboration between government organizations and...
Tue, 2013-09-10 05:43 PM
DHS has awarded Accenture Federal Services a nine-month $30 million contract to expand international data-sharing capabilities and secure Web services for the Office of Biometric Identity Management...
Mon, 2013-09-09 06:20 PM
Research and Markets, a market research firm, has announced the availability of a new comprehensive study entitled, Physical Security Market By Products & Services Worldwide Market Forecasts and...

Company News

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.

Portland, OR-based Tripwire, a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced the results of a survey of 215 attendees at the Black Hat USA 2014 security conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Survey respondents were asked which security event had a greater impact on their budget and executive security awareness of cybersecurity: Target's data breach, the Snowden leaks, or the increase in targeted threats.

Port Townsend, WA-based Intellicheck Mobilisa, a provider of identity solutions and wireless security systems, has been awarded a $102K contract to provide its TWIC Plus IM2610 identification card readers to Watco Greens Port Terminal in Houston, TX. The port is operated by Watco Companies.

The new contract is for the TWIC Plus readers and an onsite server with TWIC registration module. The readers will provide TWIC card authentication and driver’s license reading capability, as well as printed visitor and vehicle passes.

A-T Solutions, a provider of counterterrorism based in Vienna, VA, has announced the launch of its new Data Collection Toolkit (DCT) and release of a white paper titled “Top Three Ways In-Field Data Collection Helps Achieve Urgent Objectives,” which details the benefits and value of mobile-capable data collection tools for federal agencies whose missions involve public safety, national defense, counterterrorism, homeland security, criminal investigations, and disaster and emergency management.

Commentary and Opinions

Earlier this month, responding to a question from the editor of this publication, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Janet Napolitano, categorically rejected the use of profiling in homeland security efforts.  Instead of focusing its resources on young, Muslim men, DHS paid the most attention to behavior indicating terrorist activity, such as travel patterns. The Secretary’s rejection of profiling is spot on, both as a matter of efficacy and as a matter of ethics.

Instead of a sparkle, it drives a tear in your eye. I often wonder who takes genuine interest in really innovative first-level security features that are truly user-friendly and help citizens and governments alike to ascertain easy-to-verify authenticity for currency and ID documents.

“We Got Him!” was the headline. “What’s next?” is the question now asked by many Americans, days after Osama Bin Laden’s demise. There are a number of simple things that we can do to help protect against terrorism. Some, like “See Something, Say Something,” have become ingrained in our national psyche. Perhaps less obvious is the imperative to guard against counterfeit goods. The connection may not be immediately apparent, but it is real and serious.

As a product-agnostic provider of HSPD-12 compliant design and installation services for physical security systems in federal buildings, our team has learned significant lessons about key phases of most projects.

First, it is critical to know the answers to certain questions prior to any design and installation activity.

Second, the type of project -- whether it is a remodeling or new construction of federal entities -- can create its own challenges.

Third, testing and validation is the final due diligence necessary for a successful system.

 

Every day, people and organizations hand over their most valuable and vital personal information to government agencies. It is then up to the recipient – a federal or state agency, or another government organization – to safely store that data.

 

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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.

White Papers

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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Vector Firm

 

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