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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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Wed, 2013-11-20 06:16 PM
CBP has announced that one million people have been given the designation of a ‘trusted traveler’ through the Global Entry program. The program, which was launched five years ago, provides arriving...
Tue, 2013-11-19 07:32 PM
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas announced on November 18 an enhancement to the E-Verify program that will help combat identity fraud by...
Tue, 2013-11-19 05:01 PM
Contrary to language in regulations it issued in 2009, the Coast Guard has now determined that a Transportation Worker Identification Credential, or TWIC card, cannot be considered as sufficient...
Sun, 2013-11-17 06:00 PM

Triggerfish T4H
Remotely Operated
Vehicle

Using their Triggerfish T4H Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) from Deep Ocean Engineering, Inc., the Carter County, TN, emergency and rescue squad located and retrieved a fisherman from Roane Mountain...
Thu, 2013-11-14 03:24 PM

LPR system
by Vigilant

Vigilant Solutions announced on November 14 that the Hollywood (Florida) Police Department used a license plate recognition system by Vigilant Solutions to bring two interstate fugitives to...
Thu, 2013-11-14 02:57 PM

William Solms

Wave Systems Corp. has announced that William Solms, the company’s vice president of North American sales, has been appointed by the board of directors as CEO, replacing Steven Sprague. Solms will be...
Tue, 2013-11-12 10:00 PM

U.S.-Mexico border

On October 30, agents from the U.S. Border Patrol encountered a 37-year-old man in a canyon near Imperial Beach, CA. It was determined that he had crossed the border illegally with several other...
Tue, 2013-11-12 09:46 PM
Telos Identity Management Solutions, LLC  has been selected by the Denver International Airport to provide Designated Aviation Channeling (DAC) services for processing employee and contractor...
Mon, 2013-11-11 02:59 PM
The Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) unit of DHS is gathering information from prospective vendors who could perform deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) tests on samples collected from various...
Thu, 2013-11-07 09:53 PM

Severn Bridge connects
England and South Wales

An access control solution from Access Control Technology (ACT) is being used on the main crossing points between England and South Wales.  The two bridge crossings are the (suspension) Severn...
Tue, 2013-11-05 01:30 PM
Government Security News has announced its 2013 Homeland Security Awards finalists, and in some cases preemptive winners, in three different broad awards categories: Vendors of IT security products...
Mon, 2013-11-04 04:14 PM

U.S. Courthouse
in Minneapolis, MN

The Federal Protective Service (FPS) intends to hire security guards to protect federal offices and facilities throughout the States of Minnesota and Wisconsin, and plans to issue a formal...

Company News

Cincinnati, OH-based Hamilton Safe, a manufacturer of physical security products, has released its BIO-LOCKed Secure Storage System (SSS). BIO-LOCKed SSS is a biometric, high-security lock system that combines a time-tested lock core with programmable keys and an updated Windows PC tablet touch screen kiosk for a user-friendly and secure lock system.
Willow Grove, PA-based NMS Labs has added the IntegenX RapidHIT System for rapid human DNA identification. Rapid DNA technology is making waves in the criminal justice field by providing DNA results in as little as 90 minutes. With this technology, NMS Labs will be able to offer DNA testing with unprecedented speed to provide crucial leads to active ongoing criminal investigations. The RapidHIT technology is a less expensive and a faster alternative to traditional DNA testing methods currently available to law enforcement and other investigators.
New York, NY-based Kroll, a provider of risk mitigation and response solutions, has announced that Arturo Mendez has joined the firm as a senior director in Kroll’s Security Risk Management practice.
Portland, OR-based Tripwire, Inc., a provider of advanced threat, security, and compliance solutions has announced a technology integration with Palo Alto Networks that provides mutual customers with unique detection and protection against zero-day exploits and advanced persistent threats.
Irvine, CA-based Cylance, a provider of threat detection and prevention cybersecurity, has released a report detailing coordinated attacks by hackers based in Iran on more than 50 targets in 16 countries around the globe. Victim organizations were found in a variety of critical industries, with most attacks on airlines and airports, energy, oil and gas, telecommunications companies, government agencies and universities.
Boulder, CO-based LogRhythm, the security intelligence company, has announced that Todd Headley, the former chief financial officer of Sourcefire, has been appointed to the LogRhythm board of directors. Headley brings a wealth of expertise in information security to the LogRhythm board, where he will help guide the company during a period of rapid growth and increased customer adoption of LogRhythm’s next generation Security Intelligence and Analytics platform.
Portland, OR-based Tripwire, Inc., a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced the results of a consumer survey conducted by One Poll and Dimensional Research on holiday shopping security practices. The survey evaluated online cybersecurity awareness of 2,011 consumers from the U.S. and U.K., and revealed that more than 40 percent believe emails from “trusted brands” are safe to click, and nearly a quarter of respondents (24 percent) anticipate doing at least part of their holiday shopping while at work.
Digital security vendor TrustPipe has emerged from stealth mode to release TrustXP, a lightweight downloadable application that provides a significant breakthrough in security for Windows XP, helping make it virtually hack-proof. The company also announced a reseller agreement with NCR’s Telecom and Technology business, a global leader in consumer transaction technologies, through which NCR will globally distribute and manage implementations of TrustXP.

Commentary and Opinions

“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.
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. 
 

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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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