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-...


Mon, 2013-11-04 03:46 PM

National Cybersecurity
and Communications
Integration Center

The Office of the Inspector General at DHS has taken a look at how well the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center is doing in coordinating the dissemination of information...
Fri, 2013-11-01 05:24 PM

An NIAC meeting
held last year

The National Infrastructure Advisory Council will hold an open meeting in Arlington, VA, on November 21 at which its members will receive briefings by the panel’s working group on regional resiliency...
Thu, 2013-10-31 04:24 PM
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on October 30 the launch of the agency’s re-designed Web site available in both English and Spanish. The re-designed Web site provides...
Tue, 2013-10-29 07:01 PM

Leeds City College

Leeds City College, the UK's third-largest further educational establishment with more than 40,000 students and more than 1,500 staff, has deployed WatchGuard Technologies Unified Threat Management (...
Tue, 2013-10-29 04:21 PM
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced the opening of a 45-day comment period during which members of the public can offer their insights and opinions about NIST’s...
Mon, 2013-10-28 12:09 PM
DHS has decided to award a sole source task order to the Rand Corp., of Arlington, VA, to continue providing the analytic support that the department has required in past years to develop a resource...
Thu, 2013-10-24 04:36 PM
Lockheed Martin is inviting government organizations interested in learning how to strengthen their network security to its new continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) lab and associated...
Thu, 2013-10-24 03:55 PM
CBP has decided to extend by 12 months a support contract held by InfoPro Incorporated, of McLean, VA, to allow the agency’s Border Enforcement Management Systems (BEMS) to continue running while CBP...
Tue, 2013-10-22 02:37 PM
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Rand Beers traveled on October 21 to New York City to discuss DHS’s work with private sector partners to increase cyber-security, protect critical infrastructure...
Tue, 2013-10-22 07:15 AM
On a list of risk factors that contemporary businesses have to face, cybersecurity vulnerabilities have moved up, from number 12 to number 3, according to Robert Rodriguez, the chairman and founder...
Tue, 2013-10-15 02:47 PM

Eighty-two percent of
millenials protect their
laptops with passwords

While U.S. Government officials find the current pipeline for cyber-security talent to be lacking, 82 percent of U.S. “millennials” say no high school teacher or guidance counselor ever mentioned to...
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...

Company News

Burlington, MA-based Arbor Networks, a provider of DDoS and advanced threat protection solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, has announced that FishNet Security has become an Arbor Elite partner, reflecting the momentum the relationship has built in the North American market.

Intellicheck Mobilisa, a provider of identity solutions and wireless security systems, has expanded its agreement with a major U.S. supermarket chain to provide driver’s license scanners for kiosks operated as part of the chain’s customer rewards program. The Company’s ID Check software is used to transfer customers’ names and addresses from their driver’s licenses to fill out an application for a fuel savings card.

When it comes to data restoration, addressing deleted mailboxes, or emails is the most common request of IT administrators, according to new survey data provided by Kroll Ontrack, a provider of data recovery and ediscovery products and services.

Cleve Adams wants you to know that while you were busy updating your WiFi router’s firewall and giving your laptop a strong password, your vacuum cleaner and smart lighting system were conspiring with your phone to steal your online banking information. Adams is a 25-year cybersecurity veteran and CEO of the mobile device security firm, AirPatrol Corp.

Tempe, AZ-based LifeLock, a provider of identity theft protection, has announced new product enhancements, including personalized activity alerts on credit card, checking, and savings account transactions. The enhancements are available with its new expanded service offerings, LifeLock Advantage and LifeLock Ultimate Plus. In addition, LifeLock Ultimate Plus members can receive these activity alerts on their investment accounts, adding some peace of mind against identity fraud in a digitally connected world.

Washington, D.C.-based Virtustream, the enterprise-class cloud software and services provider, has announced it has received an Authorization to Operate (ATO) from the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI). The ATO is a declaration that Virtustream has implemented the appropriate IT system security controls with sufficient evidence to provide a satisfactory level of assurance to DOI for its Federal Cloud.

Wave Systems Corp. of Lee, MA has announced it is partnering with chip lifecycle management solutions company, Bell ID, to offer a joint solution aimed at reducing online payment fraud. The solution will be marketed primarily to card issuing banks, as well as online merchants, governments, and enterprises worldwide.

Mountain View, CA-based NCP engineering has announced that it has appointed Patrick Oliver Graf as its new CEO. Previously general manager, he now leads the remote access VPN provider’s overall vision for ongoing growth and development.

Commentary and Opinions

Nobody can argue that cyber security and data privacy have become hot topics this year. The buzz has been felt world-wide, as people strategize on both offensive and defensive aspects. When cyber security is mentioned, many reflexively jump to thoughts of firewalls, complex passwords and malware protection.

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. 


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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...