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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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Fri, 2013-10-11 05:38 PM
TSA has announced it plans to award a “bridge” contract to IBM Corp. to continue supporting the agency’s Secure Flight program for at least another four months and perhaps an additional six months...
Wed, 2013-10-09 04:48 PM
SANS Institute announced on October 9 a DHS Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation (CDM) Workshop taking place in Washington, DC, on November 6. The event, which is free to all federal, state...
Tue, 2013-10-08 05:38 PM
The Air Force Association's CyberPatriot program announced on October 8 a new sponsorship from DHS at the Cyber Diamond level. With the support of DHS, CyberPatriot will continue its growth as the...
Fri, 2013-10-04 05:23 PM

DHS data center

The DHS chief procurement officer issued a request for information (RFI) on September 30 that solicited ideas from industry on how the Department can most effectively acquire the enterprise IT...
Thu, 2013-10-03 04:53 PM

Scott Greiper

Scott Greiper, the president and founding partner of Secure Strategy Group, LLC (SSG), a consulting firm offering financial and business development advice in the homeland security sector, has been...
Mon, 2013-09-30 06:49 PM
Researchers at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) point to two factors that may boost the likelihood that a computer user will fall prey to a phishing scam: being...
Mon, 2013-09-23 08:56 PM
Cyber Innovation Labs (CIL), a leading provider of innovative Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions and professional services, announced on September 23 the commissioning and operational...
Mon, 2013-09-23 10:41 AM
In order to train federal law enforcement agents on techniques for gathering evidence from social media content, Web sites, Web mail and YouTube videos, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (...
Thu, 2013-09-19 01:38 PM

Cisco's Video
Surveillance
Manager 7

In an impressive global online briefing on September 19 -- which drew seamlessly upon Cisco presenters sitting throughout the U.S., a technology manager with the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system...
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...
Sat, 2013-09-14 12:09 PM
An industry-government team demonstrated on September 12 how plugging the Cloud into an international disaster-relief effort can improve response time, collaboration and mission success.
Fri, 2013-09-13 02:33 PM

Michael Pozmantier

The DHS science and technology (S&T) directorate will unveil eight emerging cybersecurity technologies, developed by the Department of Energy’s national laboratories, on October 9 at the...

Company News

Raytheon’s Cyber Products Group has announced the release of SureView Version 6.7 to aid federal agencies in complying with President Barack Obama's memorandum in November aimed at implementing an insider threat detection program to address national security threats while protecting privacy rights.

Portland, OR-based Tripwire, a global provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions, has announced the integration of Tripwire IP360 into its NERC Solution Suite version 2.0, a combination of customized tools and services designed to help utilities automate, achieve, and maintain compliance with all approved versions of North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP).

San Jose, CA-based Vormetric, which provides enterprise data security for physical, virtual, and cloud environments, has announced integration with IBM's QRadar Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), an automated analytics tool for correlating events across entire enterprise environments to identify threats. Vormetric recently announced an integration with SIEM providers HP ArcSight and Splunk.

Former CIA Director General Michael Hayden discussed some of the cybersecurity risks facing the U.S. in an interview with Ed Orgon, president of the New York-based Torrenzano Group, a high-stakes issues and reputation management firm.

Lockheed Martin will acquire Industrial Defender, a cybersecurity firm that creates security software for critical infrastructure control systems throughout the chemical, oil, and gas industries.

Reston, VA-based Leidos, a national security, health, and engineering solutions company, has announced three new contracts with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to help the agency maximize operational efficiencies, reduce healthcare costs, and improve veteran care.

Fort Lauderdale, FL-based Citrix has announced new security and feature enhancements to the Citrix XenMobile solution. The changes will help organizations in highly regulated industries, such as government agencies, to embrace device choice, improve productivity with quick access to more apps, and provide support for Microsoft Lync online meetings and other communication environments without sacrificing security, control, and user experience, the company says.

Dallas-based Jericho Systems Corp. has executed a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) contract with the DHS Science and Technology Directorate to use fine-grained access control policies and data labels to secure sensitive and personally identifiable data at DHS fusion centers. DHS fusion centers serve as clearinghouses through which federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial partners can collaborate and share threat-related information.

Commentary and Opinions

The need for cybersecurity experts spans across all industries, and cyber jobs within the U.S. Government are plentiful. Recruiting top technical talent on the agency side and on the contractor side is an essential component to building a fully-functional and competent cyber network defense and cyber offensive team.  

Wireless security on the border 

By Vlad Robu 

Now, with the new immigration reform all over the news, border security is also back on the government’s "To Do" list. In past years, the government has dedicated significantly more money and resources than ever before to secure the border. Is it perfect? Far from it, but better for sure. 

Today, in the era of the Internet of Things (IoT), devices that once served simple, one-way processes are now “smart” and connected to networks that help organizations maximize their technology investment and improve efficiencies.

Card printers that produce secure identification for government entities are a great example of a once fairly static technology that has evolved into a network-connected device that not only produces a necessary security tool, but also collects and provides valuable insights into data that helps support more efficient operations.

While meeting with a couple of my regular contacts at a recent AFCEA event, their conversation veered sharply from their normal assessments of recent cyber attacks into today’s prevalent motif of Beltway pundits -- the sequester.

Normally, I wouldn’t heed current events banter between colleagues taking a break at a trade show, but these guys aren’t blusterers. They’re top information security insiders at some of our nation’s most well-known federal agencies.

Nobody can argue that cyber security and data privacy have become hot topics this year. The buzz has been felt world-wide, as people strategize on both offensive and defensive aspects. When cyber security is mentioned, many reflexively jump to thoughts of firewalls, complex passwords and malware protection.

 

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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...