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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, 2014-11-09 05:58 PM
Investigators have discovered a potential cyber security threat to the U.S. critical infrastructure. BlackEnergy is a trojan horse discovered within the software that controls oil and gas pipelines,...
Thu, 2014-11-06 05:20 PM

John Stewart

The Internet of Everything (IoE) has created unprecedented connections of people, process, data and things. Applications running on tablets, mobile devices and home appliance sensors are improving...
Tue, 2014-11-04 05:39 PM

Rafael Garcia

FBI Director James B. Comey has named Rafael “Jorge” Garcia, Jr. assistant director of the Directorate of Intelligence (DI) at FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ). Garcia most recently served as deputy...
Sun, 2014-11-02 05:53 PM
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced two new partnerships between the DHS Blue Campaign -- the unified voice for DHS’ efforts to combat human trafficking- - and the City of Phoenix...
Sun, 2014-11-02 04:39 PM
As part of Operation Predator, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) designed a smartphone last September to seek the public’s help with fugitive and unknown suspect child predators. Since...
Tue, 2014-10-21 02:50 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 01:43 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 05:01 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 03:58 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 06:49 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 06:07 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 06:42 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...

Company News

Minneapolis, MN-based Transition Networks, a provider of fiber access technology, a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, has announced a new family of hardened Ethernet serial device servers with data encryption capabilities that improve security and scalability for connecting industrial equipment to Ethernet networks in harsh environments.
Raymond Geoffroy, the former Assistant Deputy Commandant, Plans, Policies and Operations (Security), Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, has joined Homeland Security Solutions Inc.’s board of directors effective February 1, 2015.
Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI) hazmat expert Dr. Chris Weber has been selected to give two presentations at the industry’s flagship event, the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference 2015. Dr. Weber’s proposals were accepted out of more than 150 entries submitted to the event, which will be held May 28-31 in Baltimore, MD.
Panasonic, a provider of reliable and innovative mobile computers since 1996, has announced the Toughbook 54. As the thinnest and lightest semi-rugged laptop in its class, the Toughbook 54 is a highly portable tool for mobile professionals who need durability, power and feature sets beyond what a standard consumer laptop can offer.
Entrust Datacard has announced the new Datacard TruCredential Suite Software which is designed to help organizations of all sizes deploy a secure ID program that meets a wide range of application requirements -- from basic photo IDs to high-assurance credentials.The new software suite can be used to issue a variety of credentials such as student, faculty or visitor IDs; employee or contract badges; patient and staff healthcare IDs; credentials for local government programs; membership and customer loyalty cards; and transit passes.
E-SignLive by Silanis, the e-signature choice for business, has announced an integration that will allow businesses and enterprises using Box to digitally, securely and independently send, sign and store documents using e-SignLive directly from their Box account.
Cybergy Holdings, Inc., a provider of cybersecurity, smart grid technologies and renewable energy, is pleased to announce the launch of Level 21, a suite of products and related managed security services to combat cyberattacks where they pose the greatest threats, including the most challenging human user level. Level 21 is a joint initiative between Cybergy and RazorThreat, a U.S. software company that develops advanced cybersecurity technologies.
The U.S. crime rate continues to fall, according to the latest FBI's release based on Uniform Crime Reporting from police departments, but researchers say those numbers, which have been on a downward slide since the 1990s, don't tell the whole story.That's because the federal report does not track online property crime, credit card fraud, or identity theft, all of which are increasing, according to researchers at the University of New Haven and the State University of New York at Albany.

Commentary and Opinions

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). 
In just six years, North Louisiana has created a fast-growing cyber cluster in a region historically dominated by manufacturing, oil and gas, and agricultural sectors. The catalyst for this rapid progress stems from the combined vision of local and state leaders to diversify the region’s economic base and develop a knowledge-based workforce for the expanding cyber sector.  
 

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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...