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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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Mon, 2014-06-16 02:05 AM
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ordered Boeing to modify technology found aboard 737 aircrafts that could be vulnerable to computer hackers. The FAA’s order, which was released in the...
Wed, 2014-06-11 09:20 AM

Charles Brooks

Former judge of GSN Awards program and well-known leader of Linkedin discussion groups Charles Brooks has announced that he will present a webinar on the evolving role of Strategic Cyber Operations...
Wed, 2014-06-11 04:01 AM
In a new report released earlier this week from Crowdstrike, security researchers have linked a Chinese military unit to cyber attacks against U.S. companies and government agencies. Just last month...
Wed, 2014-06-04 12:34 AM
Computer security experts from academia, industry, and the larger security community have organized themselves into more than 30 teams to compete in DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC) -- a first-of-...
Tue, 2014-06-03 09:17 PM
The Justice Department has announced a multi-national effort to disrupt the Gameover Zeus Botnet, a global network of infected victim computers used by cyber criminals to steal millions of dollars...
Wed, 2014-05-28 01:07 AM
The FBI New York Field Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York have announced the results of a cyber takedown, which included the unsealing of an indictment...
Mon, 2014-05-12 03:25 AM

Kevin Kern 

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), part of the DHS, has named Kevin M. Kern as its new chief information officer.Kern has over 30 years of experience in global operations and technology...
Tue, 2014-04-29 08:35 PM
A recent report from George Mason University’s Mercatus Center, a non-profit think tank, has criticized the Commerce’ Department’s voluntary Cybersecurity Framework, introduced in February, as too “...
Mon, 2014-04-28 11:34 PM
On the heels of the Heartbleed security bug, Microsoft Corp. is scrambling to fix a bug affecting the widely used Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser. The U.S. DHS is advising computer users to...
Fri, 2014-04-25 12:48 AM
About 58 percent of cyber security incidents in the public sector were caused by employees, according to this year’s annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report. About 34 percent were caused by...
Wed, 2014-04-09 09:26 PM

Ryan Kalember

“Most of the government’s sensitive information is not in databases, but in files such as PDFs, PowerPoint slides, and Word documents. As a matter of fact, the Snowden NSA leak was all files,” said...
Fri, 2014-03-28 01:40 AM
“Security is escalating in importance,” said Dan Reuckert.Rueckert is the associate vice president of Black & Veatch’s Management Consulting Division’s Security & Compliance practice. He has...

Company News

Alexandria, VA-based ASIS International (ASIS) and The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) are collaborating on the development of an online training module focusing on what private security professionals need to know about child victimization.

In a strategic alliance, Sysorex subsidiary AirPatrol Corporation, a developer of mobile device detection and locationing systems, and Cubeware GmbH, a provider of business intelligence and analytics software in Europe, have announced that they are offering an integrated next generation big data analytics platform focused on gaining business insights based on where, how and when people use mobile devices.

Portland, OR-based Tripwire, a provider of advanced threat, security, and compliance solutions, has announced a new virtual event titled, Tripwire Threat Intelligence University, to take place Thursday, November 13, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. PDT/12:00 p.m. EDT.

Pasadena, CA-based Guidance Software, Inc., a provider of digital investigations, has announced that Barry Plaga, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Guidance Software, has been appointed Interim CEO. This appointment follows the departure of Victor Limongelli as Guidance Software’s president and CEO and his resignation as a member of the company’s board of directors. All actions were effective on November 5, 2014.

Data security is extremely important in military environments. Fiber Sensys’ SecurLAN Netword PDS (Protected Distribution System) provides physical layer 1 protection. By deploying a fiber-optic sensor that is co-located with data cables, disturbances from attempts to tap or compromise the network can be detected.

Ottawa, Ontario-based Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada (H+K) is pleased to announce that Ray Boisvert has joined the firm as an associate in its Ottawa office. A well-respected thought leader in the security space, he will be moderating a panel on counter-terrorism today during the SecureTech conference at the Ottawa Convention Centre.

Cleve Adams, CEO of AirPatrol Corporation, a developer of mobile device detection and locationing systems, has joined the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Map’s advisory board. The NICE Cybersecurity Map is an interactive U.S. map that reveals cybersecurity job locations, the skills required, and training offered to applicants while increasing engagement with employers, academic institutions and industry.

Charlottesville, VA-based Mission Secure Inc. (MSi), a next generation cyber defense technology and solutions provider focused on providing advanced protections for physical systems and autonomous vehicles to the defense and commercial sectors, has announced that it recently closed its seed financing round led by Ballast Fund investors, a private equity firm, along with several high net worth angel investors.

Commentary and Opinions

There are many ways for enterprise owners to discover their networks have been breached. Each “breach indicator” has its own level of certainty attached to it.

However, when an FBI agent from its cyber division visits your organization and informs you that “you’ve got a problem,”  you can be nearly 100 percent certain that you’ve been breached.

Federal chief information security officers (CISOs) know that it isn’t a matter of whether their agency will be subject to a cyber-attack; it is a question of how frequently the attacks will occur. 

A storm is gathering in cyberspace and government agencies need to do more than just close the windows. We are past the days where hacker’s just try to prove they can deface a Web site or interrupt service. Now, destructive malware, theft of intellectual property, access to critical infrastructure and connectivity to industry creates an appealing target for criminals worldwide.

The need for cybersecurity experts spans across all industries, and cyber jobs within the U.S. Government are plentiful. Recruiting top technical talent on the agency side and on the contractor side is an essential component to building a fully-functional and competent cyber network defense and cyber offensive team.  

Wireless security on the border 

By Vlad Robu 

Now, with the new immigration reform all over the news, border security is also back on the government’s "To Do" list. In past years, the government has dedicated significantly more money and resources than ever before to secure the border. Is it perfect? Far from it, but better for sure. 

 

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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.

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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...