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HID Global is opening the door to a new era of security and convenience.  Powered by Seos technology, the HID Mobile Access solution delivers a more secure and convenient way to open doors and...

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Fri, 2013-11-01 06:14 PM
The Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License, a national crime prevention charity based in Washington, DC, on October 30 released a new whitepaper that recommends changes to improve security in...
Thu, 2013-10-31 04:45 PM

Pueblo Viejo
gold mine in
Dominican Republic

Diebold, Incorporated is helping secure one of the largest gold mines in the world. Operated by Pueblo Viejo Dominicana Corp., the Pueblo Viejo mine, located in the Dominican Republic, has...
Fri, 2013-10-25 10:36 AM
The U.S. State Department’s bureau of information resource management (IRM) is looking for market research information from potential vendors who could supply a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS)...
Wed, 2013-10-23 04:57 PM
Hillsboro, OR-based Eid Passport, a provider of high-assurance identity management solutions, has announced that it has achieved cross-certification with the Federal Bridge Certification Authority (...
Wed, 2013-10-23 12:37 PM

LPR system from
Vigiliant Solutions

Good police work and license plate reader (LPR) data from Vigilant Solutions recently enabled the Cobb County (Georgia) Police Department to identify and bring to justice two suspects in the homicide...
Tue, 2013-10-22 01:58 PM
HID Global, a supplier of secure identity solutions, announced on October 22 the successful roll-out of the newly-designed Irish electronic passport (e-passport).  HID Global joined forces with...
Sat, 2013-10-19 02:32 PM
The Government Printing Office (GPO) announced on October 18 that it plans to award a sole source contract to Luminescence International, a security ink manufacturer located in the UK, to provide...
Fri, 2013-10-18 06:24 AM

New forensic services
and coroner's complex
in Toronto, Canada

Genetec, a provider of unified IP security solutions, announced on October 17 that Security Center, its unified IP security platform, was recently deployed as part of a highly sophisticated...
Wed, 2013-10-16 05:28 PM

StarSign FIPS
201 cards

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), a provider of secure solutions for authentication based in Munich, Germany, has received a contract award to provide DoD’s Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) with...
Mon, 2013-10-14 04:48 PM
AlertEnterprise, a provider of security convergence software, introduced what it calls the security industry’s first unified security program at the 2013 ASIS show, as well as two related physical...
Fri, 2013-10-11 08:26 AM

Global Filer Express Kit

Life Technologies Corp. announced on October 11 that its Global Filer Express Kit has been approved by the FBI for use by laboratories generating DNA profiles for inclusion in the National DNA Index...
Thu, 2013-10-10 07:01 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard announced on October 10 that mariners whose credentials expire between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30 will receive an extension due to the current lapse in appropriations. Currently, the...

Company News

Pasadena, CA-based Guidance Software, Inc., a provider of digital investigations, has announced that Barry Plaga, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Guidance Software, has been appointed Interim CEO. This appointment follows the departure of Victor Limongelli as Guidance Software’s president and CEO and his resignation as a member of the company’s board of directors. All actions were effective on November 5, 2014.

Data security is extremely important in military environments. Fiber Sensys’ SecurLAN Netword PDS (Protected Distribution System) provides physical layer 1 protection. By deploying a fiber-optic sensor that is co-located with data cables, disturbances from attempts to tap or compromise the network can be detected.

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Viscount Systems, a provider of IT-based security software, has announced that it has been awarded contracts to secure an additional five states of U.S. Government facilities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Arizona, Arkansas, and South Carolina for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Ottawa, Ontario-based Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada (H+K) is pleased to announce that Ray Boisvert has joined the firm as an associate in its Ottawa office. A well-respected thought leader in the security space, he will be moderating a panel on counter-terrorism today during the SecureTech conference at the Ottawa Convention Centre.

Cleve Adams, CEO of AirPatrol Corporation, a developer of mobile device detection and locationing systems, has joined the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Map’s advisory board. The NICE Cybersecurity Map is an interactive U.S. map that reveals cybersecurity job locations, the skills required, and training offered to applicants while increasing engagement with employers, academic institutions and industry.

Charlottesville, VA-based Mission Secure Inc. (MSi), a next generation cyber defense technology and solutions provider focused on providing advanced protections for physical systems and autonomous vehicles to the defense and commercial sectors, has announced that it recently closed its seed financing round led by Ballast Fund investors, a private equity firm, along with several high net worth angel investors.

Amid growing fears about the disease, one visitor identification software solution can ease concerns around the potential spread of Ebola in a hospital setting. The Fast-Pass Visitor Management System manufactured by Security Identification Systems Corporation (SISCO) can keep track of people visiting patients in hospitals. The system will capture their name, photograph, time, date and location visited.

IEEE, the world's largest professional organization advancing technology for humanity, and the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI) has announced that nationally recognized scientist and security expert Dr. Greg Shannon has been named Chair of the IEEE Cybersecurity Initiative.

Commentary and Opinions

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.

Government agencies are more dependent than ever on computer systems to carry out their missions. From providing citizens access to public information over the Web to processing and accounting for trillions of dollars in spending, computer systems permeate virtually every aspect of government work.

Editor's Note: When GSN learned that the alleged Russian spy ring in the United States was using deception techniques such as "steganography," we decided to turn to a true expert in steganography for a description of this little-understood field.

 

During the past seven years, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has taken the position that it knows how to best create the safety and security standards necessary to secure airports across the United States.

So, what could possibly be wrong?

Everything.

 

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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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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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