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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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Tue, 2014-10-21 01:50 PM

Dr. Robert Griffin 

Dr. Reginald Brothers, Department of Homeland Security Under Secretary for Science and Technology, has announced the appointment of Dr. Robert Griffin as the Science and Technology Directorate’s (S...
Tue, 2014-10-21 12:43 PM
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has launched a redesigned official website, www.ICE.gov, that is optimized for desktop computers, as well as mobile and tablet devices. It features...
Mon, 2014-10-20 04:01 PM

Eric Birnbaum

Director James B. Comey has named Eric S. Birnbaum special agent in charge (SAC) of the San Diego division. Birnbaum most recently served as SAC of the Administrative Division in the Los Angeles...
Thu, 2014-10-16 02:58 PM
A federal grand jury in Seattle returned a second superseding indictment last week charging a Russian national with 11 additional counts and further detailing his alleged scheme to hack into...
Tue, 2014-10-14 05:49 PM
Cybersecurity professionals from across the globe came together to compete in the World Finals of the Global CyberLympics held on September 29 2014 at ISACA’s EuroCACS/Information Security and Risk...
Thu, 2014-10-09 05:07 PM
Director James B. Comey has named Clifford Holly assistant director in charge of the Security Division at FBI Headquarters. Holly most recently served as deputy assistant director for the Training...
Wed, 2014-10-08 05:42 PM
FBI Director James B. Comey has named Donald Alway special agent in charge of the agency's Jackson (MS) Division. Alway most recently served as section chief for the Investigations and Operations...
Wed, 2014-10-08 05:01 PM
The first U.S. federal law enforcement app designed to seek the public's help with fugitive and unknown suspected child predators is now available for Android smartphones, and in Spanish for both...
Wed, 2014-10-08 01:19 PM
Cybersecurity breaches affect businesses large and small, and the annual cost of computer- and network-based crimes worldwide is estimated to be more than $400 billion, according to a report from...
Sun, 2014-10-05 05:11 PM
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents from the HSI Colombia Attaché Office recently hosted a one-week law enforcement training on...
Thu, 2014-10-02 07:45 PM

Carol Johnson

Conshohocken, PA-based AlliedBarton Security Services, www.AlliedBarton.com, a provider of highly trained security personnel, has announced that Carol Johnson, president and chief operating officer,...
Sun, 2014-09-28 07:16 PM

Eric Holder

United States Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation on Thursday, Sept. 25, but stated he will remain in the position until a successor is announced and confirmed by the Senate. Upon...

Company News

City of Industry, CA-based Hikvision, a supplier of innovative and award-winning video surveillance products and solutions, has established Hikvision Canada Inc., which will focus on the video surveillance market in Canada. This achievement represents the company’s strong commitment to the Canadian market and speaks to its rapid growth in Canada, North America, and across the globe.
Seventy-six percent of organizations in the U.S. and U.K. have suffered a Domain Name System (DNS) attack, with 49 percent experiencing one in the past 12 months. The most common DNS threats reported were DDoS (74 percent), DNS exfiltration (46 percent), DNS tunneling (45 percent) and DNS hijacking (33 percent) by those who had suffered an attack. That’s according to an independent research study undertaken by Vanson Bourne and commissioned by Cloudmark, Inc.
Washington, D.C.-based Virtustream, an enterprise-class cloud software and services provider, has announced that it has joined the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance (SIA) partner program. McAfee SIA is a security industry technology-partnering program with a mission to accelerate the development of interoperable security products and simplify the integration of these products with complex customer environments.
New Orleans, LA-based IDscan.net, a provider of ID scanning software solutions, and a subsidiary of Wizz Systems, has announced the successful completion of IGT’s testing process for its ID scanning technology and M-280 flatbed scanner. IDScan.net’s solution successfully integrates with IGT’s Advantage Patron Management Casino Management System to automate the player enrollment process.
LexisNexis Risk Solutions has announced its intent to acquire BAIR Analytics, a provider of analytics solutions for public safety. LexisNexis is acquiring BAIR Analytics to better provide the public safety community with comprehensive investigative solutions that aid them in their law enforcement mission. BAIR Analytics deploys strong technology, robust analytics, mapping, and visual tools to identify and predict patterns of crime. The transaction is subject to regulatory review.
New York, NY-based SuperCom, a provider of electronic intelligence solutions for e-Government, public safety, and mobile payments has announced its intent to acquire Prevision as part of its strategy to offer complimentary security products and solutions to its growing customer base.
Mclean, VA-based BAE Systems is launching a new Corporate Security Analysis service to assist companies with social risk monitoring and regional security analysis. The analysis-on-demand service optimizes open source and social media feeds to detect malicious or inadvertent leaks of sensitive information and intellectual property, potential insider threats, social engineering attempts, smear campaigns, and other issues of concern.
Novato, CA-based DriveSavers, a provider of recovery, eDiscovery,  and digital forensic solutions, has announced a partnership with GC Micro, an information technology firm with a competitive NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP IV), government wide acquisition contract (GWAC).

Commentary and Opinions

Hybrid-Cloud computing, the combination of private, community and public Cloud infrastructures, delivers advantages. But it also introduces risks, particularly around privileged users and trusted insider threats.
Over the past 12 months, governments at all levels continued the creation of a more citizen-centric model, with technology at the heart of their efforts. As federal government agencies close the book on this fiscal year and look ahead to the next, efficiency, connectivity, scalability and security will continue to dominate technology plans and budget discussions. 
Today’s threat actors are becoming more sophisticated, advanced and diverse. Widespread virus and worm outbreaks are no longer the only worries for IT administrators; they must now also defend their infrastructure against malicious insiders and the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT). 
It’s hard to fathom that as late as 2012 the U.S. State Department estimated 27 million people around the world are trapped in a life of slavery. Recent high-profile news stories have served as a painful reminder that even in the U.S. individuals are held against their will, subjected to forced labor, prostitution or other criminal activity. According to a 2013 Congressional Research Service report, as many as 100,000 children in the U.S. may be victims of domestic human trafficking.
A healthy dose of paranoia is a good thing when it comes to computer security. It sometimes seems that every person with a bad agenda is trying to attack your systems (and that just might be the case). 
 

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Recent Cyber Security Videos

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...