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-...


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
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...
Thu, 2013-09-12 05:50 PM
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is launching a new smartphone app -- the first of its kind in U.S. federal law enforcement -- designed to seek...
Thu, 2013-09-12 05:29 PM

Ron Martin

Ron Martin, the executive director for the Open Security Exchange, has joined the Center for Strategic Cyberspace + Security Science as a senior advisor. Martin will engage with CSCSS and bring his...
Thu, 2013-09-05 07:13 PM

NIST approves
FIPS 201-2

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced on September 5 that it has approved the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 201-2, essentially the second...
Wed, 2013-09-04 04:47 PM
Two of the current buzz words in the information technology world – Cloud and mobility – will take center stage at a three-day forum and workshop sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and...

Company News

Washington, D.C.-based Virtustream, the enterprise-class cloud software and services provider, has announced the next generation release of its cloud management platform (CMP) software, xStream 3.0, further removing the barriers to cloud adoption for enterprises by reducing the cost of cloud migration and management, while increasing security and compliance.

Votiro, a provider of secure data sanitization solutions for protecting organizations against zero-day and other ongoing cyber-threats, has announced that it has extended the usability of its free, cloud-based, sanitization service to include protection against spear phishing and other email-based attacks.

Costa Mesa, CA-based Emulex Corporation, a provider of network connectivity, monitoring and management, has announced that the Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand (REANNZ) has deployed the

Columbia, MD-based Tenable Network Security, a provider of continuous monitoring of vulnerabilities, threats, and compliance, has announced its latest new source of threat analytics through an integration with ThreatGRID’s malware analysis and threat intelligence solution. The integration enhances Tenable’s dynamic library of known threats from the industry’s top 25 antivirus vendors, improves accuracy, and reduces the time to detect advanced malware that bypass traditional security controls.

Pasadena, CA-based Tetra Tech has announced today that it has been awarded a $76 million contract with the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Office of Security and Hazardous Materials Safety (ASH) Information Technology Support Services. Under this contract, Tetra Tech will provide expanded programmatic and operational support services for FAA’s information technology and security programs. Tetra Tech will also provide specialized cyber security services and help manage hazardous materials tracking systems.

National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) President and CEO Dan Berger renewed the call for national standards on data security and breach notification for retailers amid the latest report of yet another data breach, this time from P.F. Chang’s restaurants.

Alexandria, VA-based SecureNinja, a provider of information security training and services, has announced the appointment of Gulf Trainers, an IT training organization based in Dubai, as its official partner in the United Arab Emirates. Through this partnership, Gulf Trainers will be able to offer SecureNinja’s extensive suite of cybersecurity services and training offerings in Dubai, as well as in the region.

San Jose, CA-based Vormetric, a provider of enterprise data security for physical, virtual and cloud environments, has released a report written by FieldFisher, a U.K.-based law firm with expertise in global compliance, e-privacy, information management, and data security.

Commentary and Opinions

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. 


By Alan Brill and Timothy P. Ryan 


Kroll Advisory Solutions has released its 2013 Cyber Security Forecast, highlighting the most unexpected cyber issues that organizations will confront in the year ahead, as well as best practices for addressing those issues:

1. Vampire data: Organizations get bitten by the data they never knew they had.

By Steve Barone and Steve Pace 

With the second half of 2012 consumed with presidential politics, this feels like an appropriate time to take a look at some of the emerging IT trends -- and subsequent security challenges -- faced by a public sector that is frequently forced to wrestle with a very different set of logistical and security concerns than the private sector. 

IT managers in government organizations, have to balance both network performance and network security concerns. While security requirements are critical, organizations should not have to sacrifice throughput and productivity because security next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) have emerged as a powerful and practical solution to this thorny problem. 


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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, 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...