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Thu, 2015-05-21 10:18 PM
Washington D.C., May 16 – The Coast Guard released its first boating safety app last week as the kickoff to this year's National Safe Boating Week, May 16 – 22. The Boating Safety Mobile...
Thu, 2015-05-21 07:28 PM
Washington, D.C., May 20 – The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate has announced the winners of S&T’s first innovation prize competition: The...
Tue, 2015-05-19 08:19 PM
Washington, May 19 – Pilots will be able to file flight plans and receive the latest weather information on-line, effective immediately, under two new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) contracts...
Mon, 2015-05-11 10:41 PM
Washington, D.C., May 11 – Director James B. Comey has named Stephen Woolery the special agent in charge (SAC) of the Counterterrorism Division in Los Angeles. Woolery most recently served as chief...
Tue, 2015-05-05 10:51 PM
San Francisco, CA, May 5 – Ripple Labs has agreed to resolve a criminal investigation in exchange for a settlement agreement calling for a series of substantial remedial measures, including a...
Mon, 2015-05-04 02:44 AM
Washington, May 1 – Director James B. Comey has named Joseph M. Demarest, Jr. to the newly established position of associate executive assistant director for the FBI’s Criminal, Cyber, Response, and...
Wed, 2015-04-29 07:35 PM
­Fort George G. Meade, MD – The U.S. Naval Academy has won the 2015 Cyber Defense Exercise (CDX), capturing its third trophy since the annual competition began in 2001, the National Security Agency (...
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Editor’s Note: On April 21, the first day of the 9th Border Security Expo, held in Phoenix, AZ, Robert C. Bonner, as a member of the Expo’s advisory board, was prepared to present the prestigious...
Sun, 2015-04-19 06:53 PM
The same ultrasound technology that allows expectant parents to look at their offspring in utero has been showcased in fingerprint biometrics by Sonovation at ISC West, the spring trade show of...
Fri, 2015-04-17 12:13 AM
Sydney, Australia, April 15 – The Ministry of Interior for the United Arab Emirates was selected this week as the next chair of the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT), an international alliance of law...
Wed, 2015-04-15 11:39 PM
Singapore, April 13 – Ministers and senior police officials from around the world have gathered at the official opening of the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI), which is set to empower...
Mon, 2015-04-13 12:43 AM
Washington, April 9 – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force-International Cyber Crime Coordination Cell (IC4) has coordinated with Europol’s...

Company News

Minneapolis, MN, May 21 – Kroll Ontrack, a provider of ediscovery and 
San Francisco, May 21 – Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) has announced that it has initiated the U.S. federal government compliance process for cloud products and services known as the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).
Seattle, WA, May 22 – F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) has announced that company management will participate in two technology-focused investor conferences this week in New York, NY. F5 representatives at each event will include Manny Rivelo, EVP of Strategic Solutions, and Andy Reinland, EVP and Chief Financial Officer.
Pasadena, CA, May 21 – Guidance Software, (NASDAQ:GUID), a digital investigations company, has announced highlights of the 
Atlanta, GA, May 21 – Modulo, a provider of technology governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions, has announced that a growing number of major media companies are selecting Modulo’s GRC solution to automate its digital risk and compliance programs.
London & Hong Kong, May 20 – Ribose has become the world’s first collaboration platform to complete the UK Cyber Essentials Plus assessment, a UK Government-backed and industry-supported scheme that helps to protect businesses against cyber threats.
Van Nuys, CA, May 18 – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented Louroe Electronics, a provider of audio monitoring within the security industry, the President’s “E” Award for Exports in a ceremony at the Department of Commerce on May, 18, 2015. The award recognizes Louroe Electronics’ outstanding achievement in export growth and for its significant contributions to the overall increase of U.S. exports.
San Francisco, May 19 – Riverbed Technology, a provider of application performance infrastructure, has announced the results of its commissioned study of federal IT decision makers that uncovered a troubling lack of resources for addressing application performance issues. These federal leaders indicated they suffered from insufficient network and application visibility, which can lead to lost productivity and inefficiency at a time when the federal government relies on mission-critical applications more than ever.

Commentary and Opinions

By John HarrisWith the 1998 implementation of the Government Paperwork Elimination Act, the United States government made clear its intentions to become more efficient and save taxpayer dollars by reducing its dependence on paper documents.
By Steve SpatigWith reports of widespread data breaches in the global spotlight, data center managers are under increasing pressure by regulatory bodies to ensure that access to restricted information is protected. Cyber security remains a number one priority, but in many cases, data breaches occur because an employee is given temporary physical access to that data in some way. Within the data center environment, preventing unauthorized physical access to sensitive government data is crucial.
By Kirk Spring As we’ve seen by recently reported hacks of healthcare networks, security breaches are becoming commonplace. Attacks on secure networks can come from internal or external sources. “Breach prevention” is no longer a workable strategy.
 

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John Szczygiel describes Brivo, Winner of the 2012 Award for “Best Integrated System for HSPD-12/FIPS 201 Compliance” for the second year in a row, as a cloud company that provides hosted subscriber services in the physical access control domain. The company’s “CloudPass” product has been established as a government community cloud, specifically for federal government agencies that want to take their physical access control and PAC into a cloud configuration. Brivo also offers a cloud transition service to clients that have on-premise servers and want to make the transition.

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.

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.

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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, 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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