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Tue, 2015-03-24 11:27 PM
Following a successful launch of its Airport, Seaport and Border Security Awards in 2014, Government Security News has announced the opening of its second annual version of the program, which opened...
Sun, 2015-03-15 08:08 PM
Alexandria, VA – ASIS International (ASIS) will honor New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton with its 2015 Person of the Year Award at a luncheon at noon on Thursday, April 23 in New...
Wed, 2015-03-11 09:39 PM
Washington, March 11 -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is commemorating its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives program, created 65 years ago.
Wed, 2015-03-11 01:29 AM
Next Tuesday, port executives, government leaders and other key stakeholders will meet at Port Canaveral, FL, to discuss the threat of nuclear materials in ship cargo containers and other pressing...
Sun, 2015-03-08 02:21 PM
An indictment was unsealed last week against two Vietnamese citizens who resided in the Netherlands, for their roles in hacking email service providers throughout the U.S. The guilty plea of one of...
Tue, 2015-03-03 03:44 AM
FBI Director James B. Comey has named Angela Byers special agent in charge of the FBI’s Cincinnati Division. Byers most recently served as chief of the Financial Crimes section in the Criminal...
Thu, 2015-02-26 09:53 PM
We are members of a non-partisan group of former government officials and policy experts in the fields of national security and counterterrorism. At a time when the threats to the homeland are...
Thu, 2015-02-26 01:39 AM
President Obama Wednesday directed the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to establish the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC). The CTIIC will be a national intelligence center...
Wed, 2015-02-25 07:37 PM
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) Rewards Program, has announced a reward of up to $3 million for...
Thu, 2015-02-19 08:26 PM
A multinational gang of cyber criminals has stolen up to $1 billion from about 100 international banks over the past two years, according to an announcement earlier this week from the Russian...
Tue, 2015-02-17 05:54 PM
In recent days I have repeatedly stressed the need for a DHS appropriations bill for FY 2015, unburdened by politically charged amendments that attempt to defund our executive actions on immigration...
Mon, 2015-02-16 10:27 PM
Director James B. Comey has named John S. Adams the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Division. Adams most recently served as deputy assistant director of the Counterterrorism Division (...

Company News

City of Industry, CA, March 24 – Hikvision, a manufacturer of award-winning, innovative video surveillance products and solutions, is proud to announce that Lorne Terry has joined the company as sales director for Hikvision Canada Inc. With over twenty years of experience and a distinguished history of driving revenue growth in North America, Terry is poised to help expand the scope of the newly launched Hikvision Canada and continue the success of Hikvision in the Canadian market.
Indianapolis, IN, March 22 – Exacq Technologies, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, has announced an integration with the Brickstream LIVE sensor from Nomi Corporation, an in-store marketing and analytics provider, for a unified security and retail analytics solution in a single platform.The new Brickstream LIVE sensors use stereo vision analytics to provide highly accurate and anonymous information about how people move into, around and out of physical places such as stores, venues, hospitals and more.
New York, NY, March 24 – The Sequoia Security Group (SSG), a provider of confidential boutique services and intelligent support, has announced the appointment of Steven Branigan as vice president of Cyber Security. Branigan is an original member of the U.S. Secret Service, New York Electronic Crimes Task Force. Branigan is excited to once again join his former colleagues and take his cyber security knowledge and expertise to compliment the SSG team.
Chicago, IL, March 24 – Ace Computers, a supplier of forensic workstations, has unveiled a new forensic workstation, ForCE (forensic client examiner), to complement its existing line of workstations for the law enforcement sector.
Phoenix, March 24 – BeyondTrust® the global cyber security company dedicated to eliminating data breaches from insider privilege abuse and external hacking attacks, has announced the results of its recently conducted survey, Privilege Gone Wild 2.
Copenhagen, March 19 – Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has held its first-ever summit devoted solely to distribution partners. The theme for the event was “Winning Together.” This is the Milestone focus for 2015 to signal an even greater dedication to the Milestone partner ecosystem.
McLean, VA, March 19 – Perspecsys, a provider of enterprise cloud data protection solutions, has announced it has extended its award-winning AppProtex Cloud Data Protection Gateway to include an innovative new module named Visual Policy Manager. Perspecsys developed the AppProtex Visual Policy Manager in response to the growing demand within enterprise IT organizations to use public cloud PaaS platforms like Salesforce.com’s Force.com to develop their own specialized corporate applications.

Commentary and Opinions

Washington, March 18 – The National Retail Federation has presented Congress with practical, commonsense and achievable solutions to better protect consumers and help businesses prevent cyberattacks and data breaches.“We should not be satisfied with simply determining what to do after a data breach occurs,” NRF senior vice president for Government Relations David French said. “Instead, it is important to look at why such breaches occur and what the perpetrators get out of them so that we can find ways to reduce and prevent not only the breaches themselves but the follow-on harm.”
By Nimrod LuriaPolice and FBI are investigating defacement attacks on numerous North American websites in which attackers placed an ISIS flag banner on website home pages and played an Arabic song in the background, as reported by NBC News.The sites appear to have one thing in common: they are all built on the WordPress content management platform.
By Fraser ThomasLast week the US Congress began the process of making President Obama’s State of the Union address, where he focused on ways to secure the nation's businesses and infrastructure in cyberspace, a reality.On Wednesday two House members reintroduced a bill requiring companies to meet a specific set of data security standards when handling customers’ personal information.
By Michael D. HelmMost Americans do not know who Ali al-Marri is and it is my sincere hope that they never find out because of another horrendous attack. Nonetheless, it is extremely alarming that not only has our government released the convicted al-Qaeda operative from U.S. custody to Qatar, but that it has also gone largely unnoticed by the mainstream media.
National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) President and CEO Dan Berger renewed the association’s push for national data security and breach notification standards for retailers amid news of a possible data breach at Chick-fil-A chain restaurants.
 

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