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Thu, 2014-06-26 04:32 AM
The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs approved legislation Wednesday that would take a number of steps to modernize and address critical challenges to the nation’s cyber...
Tue, 2014-06-24 09:04 AM

Michael Madsen

GSN parent company World Business Media has announced that Michael Madsen, the company’s first advertising director and longtime sales “MVP,” has been promoted from Associate Publisher to Publisher...
Mon, 2014-06-23 11:48 PM
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations has revamped the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to update its primary designated school officials (PDSOs...
Tue, 2014-06-17 02:33 AM
AT&T has confirmed that attackers have compromised the personal information of some mobile account holders. In a letter mailed to customers, AT&T revealed that three employees of one of its...
Mon, 2014-06-09 04:45 AM
As more people use smart phones or tablets to pay bills, make purchases, store personal information, and even control access to their houses, the need for robust password security has become more...
Fri, 2014-05-09 02:49 AM

Jim Sensenbrenner 

The House Intelligence Committee approved the USA Freedom Act Thursday, a bill that would put far greater restrictions on how the National Security Agency is able to collect and analyze Americans’...
Wed, 2014-04-30 09:23 PM
The DHS has announced the expansion of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) expedited screening program, TSA PreCheck, to include eligible customers of Air Canada, the first...
Thu, 2014-04-17 05:11 AM

Tom Flynn

“A lot of organizations are moving away from password based access control systems,” said Tom Flynn, vice president of identity and access security for Gemalto North America. Gemalto is an Amsterdam...
Wed, 2014-04-09 07:48 AM
Hospitals can be stressful places, and can face a host of potentially violent threats, ranging from potential revenge killings to domestic violence to disgruntled employees. But medical facilities...
Tue, 2014-04-08 02:14 AM
Miamisburg, OH-based Frontier, a developer of integrated enterprise security management solutions for more than thirty-five years, announced the availability of an upgraded version of its security...
Mon, 2014-03-10 04:39 PM

Janice Kephart

News reports that stolen Austrian and Italian passports were used to book two airline tickets on the disappeared Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 intensifies the need for full and immediate...
Fri, 2014-01-17 11:27 PM
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill this week that would increase oversight into how the government conducts background investigations. The bill, H.R. 2860, the OPM IG Act (Office of...

Company News

Englewood, CO-based Cybergy Holdings, Inc., a provider of cybersecurity, smart grid technologies and renewable energy, is pleased to announce a joint marketing and licensing agreement with RazorThreat to market and support a specialty cybersecurity technology for detecting unknown cyberattacks. This technology allows Cybergy to provide the highest level of protection to its customer base and helps companies take control of their network activity to protect high value information and critical digital assets.
Cyphort, a provider of Advanced Threat Defense (ATD) solutions, has announced it has hired Denise Hayman as vice president of worldwide sales. Hayman is a seasoned sales executive with more than 25 years of experience with technology companies. She will be responsible for leading the company’s sales team as Cyphort continues to expand into new markets and grow its customer base.
Schaumburg, IL-based Motorola Solutions was invited by the White House to participate in the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA.
National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) President and CEO Dan Berger will attend President Barack Obama’s White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford University on Friday, Feb. 13.
ISACA CEO Matt Loeb, who is attending the White House Summit for Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection on Friday at Stanford University, has underscored the need for public and private collaboration to prevent, detect and respond to sophisticated cyber threats. ISACA, a global association of 115,000 information and cybersecurity professionals, recently conducted a survey in which 83% of respondents said cyberattacks are one of the top three threats facing organizations, but only 38% feel prepared.
Portland, OR-based Tripwire, a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced the integration of multiple sources of threat intelligence into its Adaptive Threat Protection solution. The expanded solution now incorporates threat intelligence from a variety of commercial and community best-of-breed threat intelligence offerings including Check Point Software, Cisco, CrowdStrike, Lastline, Palo Alto Networks and Soltra, the STIX TAXII communication platform.
Innovative Business Software (IBS), a major supplier of Central Station automation software, has earned the first-ever UL certification for a cloud-based monitoring product. The DMP SCS-VR Virtual Receiver was a key component in developing this new approach to Central Station automation. Using the SCS-VR, SBN Cloud allows Central Stations of all sizes to provide monitoring services without the cost of installing, maintaining, and operating the infrastructure required to respond to alarm signals.
Digital Monitoring Products (DMP) has named Derek Ottman as Dealer Development Manager for the Midwest Region, which includes Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and eastern Iowa. He will be responsible for developing new sales and providing on-going service to DMP authorized dealers throughout the region, helping them to grow their businesses.

Commentary and Opinions

President Obama’s proposed budget highlights the critical role that IT plays in making government work better for citizens and business. The budget encourages the wider use of technology to enhance efficiencies in delivering needed services, while cutting the IT budget over several years. U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel titled his accompanying IT budget priorities, Doing More with Less. In this era of fiscal austerity, key strategic activities are essential to achieving this vision:
In January, the European Commission proposed a comprehensive reform of the EU’s 1995 Data Protection Directive to strengthen consumer privacy laws and harmonize privacy regulations and enforcement across EU member states. While the EU proposal has many useful recommendations, it falls short in a number of areas. Specifically, it adds new regulations that will negatively impact the Internet economy, limits the potential for future innovation and imposes excessive burdens on organizations.
By Robert Mueller, III [Editor’s note: Robert Mueller, III, the Directopr of the FBI, delivered the following congressional testimony before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in Washington, DC, on October 6, 2011.] Good morning, Chairman Rogers, Ranking Member Ruppersberger, and members of the committee. Thank you for the opportunity to appear before the committee today to discuss the threats facing our nation and the efforts of the FBI to protect the United States over the past 10 years.
In recognition of the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, many take a look back at how a revitalized concern for national security spurred numerous initiatives to improve the nation’s defense system. A decade of technological innovation and policy evolution later, the U.S. has made great strides in securing U.S. borders. In retrospect, many of these changes are byproducts of lessons learned from the official 9/11 investigation.
Whenever I tell people what I do for a living, they invariably say something like, “Oh 9/11, what a tragedy, but it must have been great for your business. Is that why you went into it?” Then, I will always have to explain that I was already in the electronic security industry, and that there’s no clear correlation between those tragic events and providing physical security to buildings and the people who inhabit them.
 

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Pan Kamal, VP of Marketing for Alert Enterprise, a security software company headquartered in Fremont, CA, explains in his opening remarks that he is going to describe Alert Enterprise’s award-winning unified solution for critical infrastructure protection. As Kamal points out, government and critical infrastructure agencies have recognized the dangers and have armed themselves to the teeth with network protection and cyber security tools on the IT security side, and have similarly armed themselves with perimeter protection tools on the physical security side.

E-Seek Inc, which designs and manufactures bar code readers for verifying drivers’ licenses, was platinum winner in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards in the category of “Best Identification Document Verification Solution”.  With barcodes now being used in drivers licenses issued by all 50 states, E-Seek produces desktop readers as well as a line of compact, portable and wireless readers that are widely used in law enforcement patrol cars, banks, casinos and hospitals.  In a major announcement at the Border Security Expo, Mr.

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.

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