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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-...

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Wed, 2014-04-09 10:26 PM

Ryan Kalember

“Most of the government’s sensitive information is not in databases, but in files such as PDFs, PowerPoint slides, and Word documents. As a matter of fact, the Snowden NSA leak was all files,” said...
Fri, 2014-03-28 02:40 AM
“Security is escalating in importance,” said Dan Reuckert.Rueckert is the associate vice president of Black & Veatch’s Management Consulting Division’s Security & Compliance practice. He has...
Wed, 2014-03-19 10:02 PM

Mark Gelhardt

“You have to take cybersecurity seriously no matter what business you are in,” said Mark Gelhardt.
Wed, 2014-03-12 11:20 PM

Rep. Kerry Bentivolio 

A bill introduced by Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI) to improve the security of government websites has been unanimously approved by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Thu, 2014-02-13 07:40 PM
The Obama Administration has announced the release of the Cybersecurity Framework, the result of a year-long effort to develop a voluntary guide for critical infrastructure organizations to...
Tue, 2014-02-11 11:24 PM

Tom Kellermann

“This is a Cybersecurity 911 system for our critical infrastructure,” said Tom Kellermann regarding the National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2013 (NCCIP).
Thu, 2014-02-06 11:41 PM

Dr. Oliver McGee

“Cyber-assaults on the nation's critical infrastructure are on the rise at alarming rates,” says Dr. Oliver McGee.McGee is the former United States deputy assistant secretary of transportation for...
Wed, 2014-02-05 08:35 PM
Several major Internet companies, for the first time, have revealed in broad terms the number of data requests they receive that have been approved by judges under the Foreign Intelligence...
Tue, 2014-02-04 06:36 PM

Michael Rogers 

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has nominated Navy Vice Admiral Michael Rogers as President Obama’s nominee to become director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and commander of U.S. Cyber...
Fri, 2014-01-31 05:28 PM

Rebecca Richards

The National Security Agency (NSA) has appointed Rebecca Richards as its first-ever civil liberties and privacy officer. Ms. Richards most recently worked as the senior director for privacy...
Wed, 2014-01-29 10:15 PM
Data Privacy Day was held on January 28 and was part of the National Cyber Security Alliance’s (NCSA) efforts to increase the general public’s awareness of privacy and cyber security issues. The NCSA...
Wed, 2014-01-29 09:56 PM
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Dan Tangherlini and the Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, have announced six reforms to improve cybersecurity and resilience in the federal...

Company News

Rochester, NY-based iSECURE, a cyber security consulting and solutions provider, has announced program details of its forthcoming "2014 Information Security Executive Summit" to be held in partnership with IBM X-Force Research and Development and a former undersecretary of Homeland Security.

Trend Micro, a security software provider based in Tokyo, Japan, has released two free Heartbleed scanners for both mobile devices and computers. The Trend Micro Heartbleed Detector is available for desktop computers and laptops and there is also an Android app available for mobile devices.

The scanners have the ability to tell users whether the servers that they are communicating with have been afflicted with the bug. Heartbleed has the potential to expose sensitive information online.

Sunnyvale, CA-based Good Technology, a provider of secure mobility, and MobilityLab, a provider of next-generation enterprise mobility solutions, have announced MobileSputnik for Good. This new version of MobileSputnik, the productivity app that turns tablets into mobile workplaces, is now available for iPad users on the Good Dynamics Marketplace.

St. Paul, MN-based Shavlik, a provider of agentless patch management, and Carahsoft Technology, the government IT solutions provider, have announced that they have entered into a government-focused distribution agreement. The companies will work together to address demand for Shavlik's solutions for patch and IT management within federal government organizations.

Austin, TX-based Quarri Technologies, a web information security software company, has announced a strategic partnership with Stoneware, a Lenovo company, to resell Quarri’s products. Quarri’s secure browser technology provides Stoneware customers with the ability to protect sensitive data delivered through the cloud to endpoint devices like PCs, laptops, and mobile devices.

Ridgefield, CT-based Owl Computing Technologies, a network security solutions provider, has announced the first implementation of the Owl Perimeter Defense Solution and its OPC Foundation Certified OPC Server Transfer Service (OSTS) application software in Saudi Arabia. The installation successfully secures industrial control information previously at risk to cyber attacks.

A new poll by Germany-based marketing research firm GfK has found that almost nine in ten (88 percent) of U.S. consumers are at least “a little” concerned about the privacy of their personal data. One in three consumers also reports being directly impacted by misuse of personal data within the past year.

The poll, conducted last month, revealed 49 percent of respondents say they are now “very much” concerned about the privacy of their data; 59 percent said their concern has risen in the last twelve months.

Control Risks, an independent risk consultancy specializing in political, integrity, and security risk, has named Greg Esslinger to lead its corporate investigations and legal technologies businesses in the Americas. Esslinger is an experienced fraud and corruption consultant and former FBI special agent.

Based in Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, GA, he will direct the company’s multi-jurisdictional investigations and litigation support.

Commentary and Opinions

The collection of information generated from the online activities of citizens, by both private and public interests, has become so widespread and pervasive that it has prompted several social commentators to label today’s digital-defined culture as “The Surveillance Age.” The moniker is an apt one, in part given the fact that nearly every sovereign state with the means is conducting high-tech surveillance programs, a practice that is considered by most to be integral to national security and ensuring the safety of the state and its citizens.

By Jonathan Lewis

Data breaches occur more often than we realize, and affect everyone from consumers to municipal governments. 

Government computing has undergone rapid change in recent years. Within the data center, multiple drivers are pushing cloud computing to the forefront, including technology policies such as “Cloud First” and general austerity mandates aimed at eliminating large infrastructure or asset ownership and management.

Defense and military applications are also changing, as the applications that a warfighter utilizes at the tactical edge are becoming increasingly compute-intensive to enhance and extend combat cognition, efficiency and effectiveness.

 

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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 Bartolac relates that Axis invented the first IP Video camera in 1996 and is now the world’s largest provider of IP Video products, releasing about 30 products per year. In the government world, there is a higher threat level, requiring a very high frame rate with IP Video cameras, which led Axis to produce its Q 60 model that offers up to 1.5 kilometers of viewing.

Joe McDonald states that ASIS International, which has deep roots in federal government and law enforcement, has had a banner year in which membership increased from 37,000 to 38,000, with interesting new changes in membership demographics, accompanied by strong growth internationally. As a standards and training organization, ASIS has written and released a new organizational resilience standard and a code of conduct standard for provide security service providers, and is working on a new standard for the Department of Defense.

Entrust, Inc is an identity-based security company that focuses on government and enterprises, according to Bill Conner. The company had a big night at GSN’s 2011 Awards Program, being named Winner in “Best Certificate Management Solution”, “Best Smart Card Solution” and “Best Integrated Systems for HSPD-12/FIPS 201 Compliance”.  In the same week, Conner reports, the company also won a four-year GSA contract for PKI capability estimated at $4.5 million.

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Narus

Narus, a leader in real-time traffic intelligence for protecting governments, service providers and enterprises, just completed its 2010 annual cyber security survey focusing on the United States. Sponsored jointly with Converge Network Digest and Government Secuirty News, the survey queried a cross-section of security professionals in a variety of industries, and revealed compelling details relating to cyber security concerns, opinons and expectations for protection against attacks. More...

New Products

Millis, MA-based Kanguru Solutions, a manufacturer of secure IT storage solutions, has announced the ad...

Reston, VA-based Input, which specializes in government business, has unveiled new research detailing adoption trends for cloud computing, virtualization, service-oriented archi...

Rockville, MD-based Telvent reports that it is the first vendor selected to participate in a DHS superv...

Mobile Active Defense, LLC (M.A.D.) has announced the release of its patent-pending mobile firewall and contents filtering mecha...

GammaTech Computer Corp., a manufacturer of notebook and tablet computers, has introduced the newest member to its line of cost-effecti...