Cyber Security

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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-...

News

Sun, 2014-12-21 10:19 PM
The U.S. Secret Service has supported Ugandan authorities in an operation in Kampala, Uganda, in which Ryan Gustafson, aka “Willy Clock,” a U.S. citizen currently residing in Uganda, was arrested and...
Thu, 2014-12-18 07:57 PM

Diego G. Rodriguez

Director James B. Comey has named Diego G. Rodriguez the assistant director in charge (ADIC) of the FBI’s New York Field Office. In this role, he will oversee all operations and personnel in the five...
Tue, 2014-12-16 07:18 PM
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Tuesday launched the Border Wait Time app, aiming to make it easier for travelers to plan their trip across the border. The app provides estimated wait times...
Tue, 2014-12-09 06:33 PM
The FBI Monday released Hate Crime Statistics, 2013, the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s first publication to present data collected under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crime...
Tue, 2014-12-09 05:38 PM

Tom Gazsi

The Port of Los Angeles has appointed Tom Gazsi, the former City of Costa Mesa Police Chief, as a new deputy chief of police. Gazsi will oversee the Emergency Management and Field Operations Group...
Tue, 2014-12-09 05:20 PM
Technology helps the military fight the war on terror. It also helps malevolent male military personnel spy on female personnel. In a shocking announcement this week, the Navy reported that hidden...
Mon, 2014-12-08 06:24 PM
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that the Justice Department (DOJ) will take new steps to bar profiling by federal law enforcement agencies, building upon a 2003 policy that had...
Fri, 2014-12-05 07:31 PM
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has teamed with industry and 24 law enforcement agencies across 18 countries to shutdown 29,684 domain names...
Wed, 2014-12-03 05:27 PM
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed three bills Monday aimed at strengthening nuclear security and detection, protecting critical infrastructure against the threat of electromagnetic...
Tue, 2014-12-02 06:06 PM
The United States Monday signed three customs agreements with Singapore, ensuring greater cooperation and mutual assistance on customs enforcement and the facilitation of lawful trade and travel,...
Tue, 2014-12-02 05:13 PM
A Danish citizen last week pleaded guilty in the Eastern District of Virginia and was ordered to pay a fine of $500,000 for advertising and selling StealthGenie, a spyware application that could...
Mon, 2014-12-01 05:11 PM
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced the launch of the 2015 Secretary's Honors Program Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative for current two- and four-year college students. Beginning...

Company News

Olathe, KS, May 7 – NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV), the provider of eGovernment services, announces the promotion of NIC’s Chief
Los Altos, CA and Ramat Gan, Israel, May 7 – LightCyber, a provider of Active Breach Detection solutions, has announced Version 3.0 of the LightCyber Magna™ platform that enables higher levels of accuracy and actionability in finding active network intruders. The introduction of two new features extends the unique attack detection and remediation capabilities enabled through integrated network and endpoint context.
Portland, OR, May 7 – Tripwire, Inc., a global provider of advanced threat, security and compliance management solutions, has announced an expanded partnership agreement with 
Boulder, CO, May 6 – Just within the past couple of years, the biometrics market has become firmly established as advances in technology and improved mobile devices enable use cases that were previously thought impossible, or in some cases never imagined. According to a new report from Tractica, biometrics use cases split into two distinct threads: consumer-facing use cases are typically high-volume at a low price, while enterprise-facing use cases (including government and defense) are typically much smaller volumes but utilize more expensi
Portland, OR, May 6 – Tripwire, a provider of advanced threat, security, and compliance solutions, and Belden, a provider of signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has announced a market-leading NERC CIP compliance and cyber security strategy that will allow power transmission and distribution organizations to reliably and confidently monitor operational technology assets for a range of conditions that can impact compliance status and cyber security posture.
Boulder, CO, May 6 – Exelis (NYSE: XLS) and DigitalGlobe, Inc. (NYSE: DGI) have agreed to pr
Emeryville, CA, May 6 – Tanium, a security and systems management company, has announced the appointment of Ryan Kazanciyan as Chief Security Architect. Ryan brings over a decade of experience to Tanium, most recently serving as technical director and incident response functional lead at Mandiant (acquired by FireEye in 2013).
Arlington, VA, May 5 – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), an association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, announced today that top technology executives from Dell, xo Communications, Fujitsu and ADTRAN will take part in the annual TIA 

Commentary and Opinions

With new technologies -- such as virtualization, cloud computing and mobility -- come new threats to IT systems. The sophistication of those threats -- both internal and external -- has become a major concern for the federal government. In fact, cyber security is among the top priorities for the White House and Congress as evidenced by recent legislation and initiatives aimed at protecting sensitive data and intelligence, including health and personally identifiable information.
In our increasingly digital world, our nation’s information security is just as important as its physical security. With President Obama declaring that cyber threats are “one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation,” all areas of government are under increasing pressure to develop a proactive and comprehensive IT defense strategy.
Among federal executive agencies, continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) is not only essential to ensuring cybersecurity, but also to ease the burden of complying with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and to establish appropriate budgeting levels for information security.
 

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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.

White Papers

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...