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RedSeal Networks is both a Sponsor of the 2012 Awards Program and recipient of a Winner’s trophy in the IT Security Category of “Best Continuous Monitoring Solution”. According to Allan Thompson,...

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Mon, 2014-07-14 06:23 PM
A law enforcement and industry partnership has taken measures against the Internet domains and servers that form an advanced cybercriminal infrastructure attacking online banking systems around the...
Mon, 2014-07-07 04:38 PM
On Saturday, the U.S. Secret Service arrested Roman Valerevich Seleznev in France. Russian national Seleznev was indicted in the Western District of Washington in March 2011 for hacking into point of...
Sun, 2014-07-06 09:10 PM
A group of privacy organizations has written a letter to Congress saying that a newly released draft version of a bill, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 (CISA), which aims to improve...
Tue, 2014-07-01 08:30 PM
Live from PortSecurity2014 -- Washington, D.C.-based Captain Andrew Tucci, U.S. Coast Guard chief of Ports and Facilities, Information Issues and Supply Chain Security, delivered a chilling...
Fri, 2014-06-27 03:16 AM
The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled unanimously that police officers must obtain a warrant to search data on someone’s cell phone. Cell phone data has become an integral part of many criminal...
Thu, 2014-06-26 04:32 AM
The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs approved legislation Wednesday that would take a number of steps to modernize and address critical challenges to the nation’s cyber...
Tue, 2014-06-24 03:59 PM
Since the beginning of fiscal year 2014, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has identified 585 victims of child sexual abuse and exploitation,...
Tue, 2014-06-24 09:04 AM

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GSN parent company World Business Media has announced that Michael Madsen, the company’s first advertising director and longtime sales “MVP,” has been promoted from Associate Publisher to Publisher...
Mon, 2014-06-23 10:56 PM
More than 70 law enforcement officials from 21 countries gathered at Europol's headquarters in The Hague June 16 and 17 to coordinate investigations into the criminal exploitation of virtual...
Tue, 2014-06-17 02:33 AM
AT&T has confirmed that attackers have compromised the personal information of some mobile account holders. In a letter mailed to customers, AT&T revealed that three employees of one of its...
Mon, 2014-06-16 03:05 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 05:01 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...

Company News

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.

Herndon, VA-based ViON Corporation, a provider of design, delivery, and maintenance of mission critical IT infrastructure solutions, has announced the appointment of Richard Breakiron as its senior director of Cyber Solutions. Breakiron will advance ViON’s market position as a primary provider of cloud solutions and IT infrastructure for multiple branches of the U.S. military, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and U.S.

Portland, OR-based Tripwire, a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced an expansion of its Technology Alliance Partner program. The expansion is focused on security analytics. The program is designed to allow a wide variety of vendors to collaborate with Tripwire on the delivery of innovative security analytics solutions that correlate and distill multiple sources of security data into actionable intelligence.

Valhalla, NY-based FUJIFILM Recording Media USA, a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corp., a manufacturer of data storage media, has announced results from a study that finds “re-certified” tape media poses serious data security risks for those who sell their used tape stock to “re-certifiers” and poor performance for buyers that purchase from this market.

Portland, OR-based Tripwire, a provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, has announced comprehensive platform and policy support for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard 3.0 (PCI DSS 3.0) requirements in Tripwire Enterprise. Tripwire is a certified PCI-Approved Scanning Vendor.

Commentary and Opinions

In our increasingly digital world, our nation’s information security is just as important as its physical security. With President Obama declaring that cyber threats are “one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation,” all areas of government are under increasing pressure to develop a proactive and comprehensive IT defense strategy.

The collection of information generated from the online activities of citizens, by both private and public interests, has become so widespread and pervasive that it has prompted several social commentators to label today’s digital-defined culture as “The Surveillance Age.” The moniker is an apt one, in part given the fact that nearly every sovereign state with the means is conducting high-tech surveillance programs, a practice that is considered by most to be integral to national security and ensuring the safety of the state and its citizens.

By Jonathan Lewis

Data breaches occur more often than we realize, and affect everyone from consumers to municipal governments. 

Government computing has undergone rapid change in recent years. Within the data center, multiple drivers are pushing cloud computing to the forefront, including technology policies such as “Cloud First” and general austerity mandates aimed at eliminating large infrastructure or asset ownership and management.

Defense and military applications are also changing, as the applications that a warfighter utilizes at the tactical edge are becoming increasingly compute-intensive to enhance and extend combat cognition, efficiency and effectiveness.

 

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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.

Sony has recently announced a hybrid line of cameras, according to Mark Collett, which allows customers to use or replace their analog cameras with a hybrid camera that simultaneously streams HD video along with traditional analog, enabling customers to integrate HP quality video into existing infrastructure without changing the control room or any of existing procedures. He also describes the company’s new line of IPELA engine products that offer a common integration platform.

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.

Jeff Horne explains that Denver, CO-based Accuvant , Inc has two different businesses – the Value Added Reseller (VAR) side, in which it is one of the largest resellers in the country, and the Accuvant Lab side, which provides research in IT Security and on risk and compliance management, vulnerability analysis and malware solutions. It does technical due diligence with the hardware and software it grabs from the VAR side of the business, evaluating products and incorporating them into new solutions, acting as a product agnostic, objective advisor.

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Network Access Control and 802.1x - Advantages, Constraints and Capabilities

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The industry has been blurring the differences between 802.1x and NAC. Some believe that 802.1x is sufficient and similar enough to a full NAC solution to start down the path of implementation. What organizations often find is that the 802.1x story seems fairly simple and easy, but the deployment is much more difficult. This paper examines the fully 802.1x and NAC details such as:

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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...

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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...