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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

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
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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

Seattle, WA-based F5 Networks has announced that BIG-IP application services are now available for VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, a secure, hybrid cloud service based on VMware vSphere.

Portland, OR-based Tripwire, a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced the release of Tripwire Log Center 7.1, which includes new and updated solution packs for key compliance initiatives. These initiatives include the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.0, the National Institute of Standards and Technology cybersecurity framework 800-53 as well as the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) version 5.

Colt Technology Services, the information delivery platform, and Virtustream, the enterprise-class cloud software and services provider, have partnered to offer SAP cloud and SAP HANA cloud services to enterprises and government customers across Europe, leveraging their joint expertise in enterprise application management, IaaS and IT services.

A global fraud study of more than 6,100 consumers across 20 countries revealed distrust among global consumers in retailers to protect their data. The new study, Global Consumers: Concerned and Willing to Engage in the Battle Against Fraud, is the second in a two-part series conducted by ACI Worldwide and Aite Group.

Gallagher Security, a technology company in integrated access control, intruder alarms management and perimeter protection, has announced that its security management platform is now approved for sale in the U.S.

The development of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 has driven forward the establishment of the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card as the standard credential for federal employees and contractors for access to federal information systems and controlled facilities.

Madison, AL-based Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intergraph Corp. serving the U.S. federal market, has appointed Joseph Fehrenbach as president and CEO. Prior to his promotion to this position by the IGS board of directors, Fehrenbach served as acting president and chief operating officer for IGS. He also serves on the IGS board of directors.

Austin, TX-based HID Global, a provider of secure identity solutions, has announced that it has teamed with Eid Passport, a provider of high-assurance identity management solutions, to supply Eid Passport with its ActivID Credential Management System (CMS) for Eid Passport’s new Personal Identity Verification -- Interoperable (PIV-I) managed service.

San Francisco, CA-based Splunk, a provider of a software platform for real-time operational intelligence, has announced the general availability of version 3.1 of the Splunk App for Enterprise Security. Splunk has introduced a new risk scoring framework in the Splunk App for Enterprise Security to enable easier, faster threat detection and containment by empowering users to assign risk scores to any data.

Commentary and Opinions

Many industry experts believe that the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT), any group or foreign government that persistently and effectively targets a specific victim, is the primary enemy of the U.S. Government when it comes to cyber attacks. 

Over the past few years, the president of the United States has worked to remediate issues within the cyber infrastructure. The most recent executive order is yet another attempt to preempt potential disaster by mitigating underlying critical infrastructure issues.

As the Department of Defense (DoD) continues to turn to the Cloud to improve computing efficiency, its adoption of innovative technologies is enabling DoD to secure high performance solutions while also reducing costs. 

Security is an ever-growing priority for government. Every CIO and CTO is concerned with protecting his or her agency’s data, as well as determining which technologies to prioritize in the New Year. 

As the security landscape continues to evolve in 2013, agencies will change the way they react to and defend against cyber attacks, and government will attempt to reach a resolution for a national cyber defense posture. 

IRS estimates put the 2012 tax gap at almost $350 billion, and a recent audit indicated that the IRS may lose $21 billion over the next five years due to identity theft alone -- one of the fastest growing areas of losses to the agency. 

 

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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...