Crystal Group showcases critical mission technology for counter-networking support at SO/LIC Symposium & Exhibition
HIAWATHA, Iowa, Feb. 22, 2018 -- Crystal Group Inc., a leading designer/manufacturer of rugged computer and electronic hardware, will showcase how its comprehensive suite of field proven rugged products can leverage emerging technologies to unify interagency operations at the Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict (SO/LIC) Symposium & Exhibition 2018, February 28 – March 2 in Arlington, Virginia.
Mission critical success of Special Operations Forces count on technology that is rugged, flexible, easy to set up and cyber protected. Crystal Group rugged products are designed to provide robust and reliable technology to keep warfighters, security agencies and allied coalitions connected and informed in the face of extreme elements, such as temperature extremes, high shock and vibration, electromagnetic interference (EMI), and humidity.
At SO/LIC Booth #313 Crystal Group's subject matter experts will demonstrate the company's portfolio of rugged solutions, including:
Crystal Group's new RS1.533S18G Rugged 1.5U Server is rack-mounted, 18 inches deep and weighs 25-30 lbs. The all-aluminum chassis with internal cross-braces and stabilized components withstand intense shock and vibration. An immediate drop-in replacement for currently fielded systems, the RS1.533S18G features dual Intel processors, up to 512GB of DDR4 memory, up to nine removable SSDs, and USB 3.0, audio, and Gigabit LAN interfaces.
Recently released Crystal Group FORCE™ (Fully Optimized Rugged Computer Equipment) 1U, 2U, and 3U Rugged Servers are high-bandwidth, low-latency, high-performance computing (HPC) systems optimized for size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C). Crystal Group FORCE Rugged Servers with Intel Xeon® Scalable processors and state-of-the-art liquid cooling (2U dissipates 280W of CPU power), offer superior compute and greater reliability in harsh elements, such as shock and vibration, temperature extremes, and humidity.
The RS114PS18 Rugged Carbon Fiber Server delivers high-end computing performance in a 1U carbon fiber chassis that offers leading edge Intel® Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, or Haswell options. The unit measures 17.5" wide, 1.75" in height and 18" in depth, weighing 12-14 lbs. The RS114PS18 offers up to 512 GB memory, up to six removeable 2.5" drive bays and is expandable with one slot.
The RE1312 Rugged Embedded Computer features a compact carbon fiber composition construction for low SWaP and powerful Dual or Quad Core i7 CPU options or 6 cores Xeon– D. The RE1312 Rugged Embedded Computer operates over a wide temperature range from -40°C to 60°C and with 18V to 36V DC input. A tough carbon fiber composite frame serves simultaneously as the entire system's structural backbone and EMI shield.
Crystal Group RCS7450-24 Rugged Switch combines enterprise-class functionality and MIL-SPEC environmental performance to provide reliable, high-throughput connectivity and data handling in deployed environments. Crystal Group scalable, rugged network switches bring Ruckus® ICX® enterprise-level, stackable switch technology to the tactical edge in rugged, lightweight, and compact enclosures – a choice of transit case or 19-inch rack with strain-hardened, aircraft-grade aluminum – designed to keep critical electronics connected.
Visit Crystal Group in Booth #313 at SO/LIC to learn how the company's rugged servers, switches, and embedded computers can meet specific program requirements.
SO/LIC Symposium & Exhibition is sponsored by National Defense Industrial Association and takes place February 28 – March 2 in Arlington, Virginia.
About Crystal Group Inc.
Crystal Group Inc., a technology leader in rugged computer hardware, specializes in the design and manufacture of custom and commercial rugged servers, embedded computing, networking devices, displays, power supplies, and data storage for high reliability in harsh environments. An employee-owned small business founded in 1987, Crystal Group provides the defense, government and industrial markets with in-house customization, engineering, integration, configuration management, product lifecycle planning, warranty, and support services.
Crystal Group products meet or exceed IEEE, IEC, and military standards (MIL-STD-810, 167-1, 461, MIL-S-901); are backed by warranty (5+ year) with in-house support; and are manufactured in the company's Hiawatha, Iowa, USA, facility certified to AS9100C:2009 and ISO 9001:2008 quality management standards. crystalrugged.com
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Powerful, easy-to-use web application allows IT administrators to centrally monitor multiple, campus-wide-deployed Monarch LCS lecture capture appliances from one intuitive dashboard
MONTREAL, Quebec — 6 February 2018 — Matrox® Video today announced Matrox Monarch LCS Radar, a centralized monitoring application that provides a streamlined overview of multiple Monarch LCS lecture capture appliances. The easy-to-use web application allows IT administrators to monitor the status, health, and activity of all encoders from a single dashboard. Overseeing the critical functions of every single encoder simplifies the maintenance and upkeep of the Monarch LCS devices, ensuring smooth day-to-day operations, whether for installations of one or more departments or deployments spread across multiple campuses.
The new Monarch LCS Radar application will be making its debut at Integrated Systems Europe 2018, at Matrox stand #11-D120.
Accessible via any web-browser-enabled device on the same network environment, Monarch LCS Radar features a color-coded dashboard for simple, at-a-glance monitoring. Administrators can easily identify anomalies, while also allowing the user to access the current status of video and audio inputs, schedules, events, and production modes for individual Monarch LCS appliances. An integrated pane provides a confidence preview of audio and video inputs before or during encoding. Administrators can also automate email notifications should a problem occur. In larger installations where many appliances are deployed across the network—such as dentistry, business, and medicine departments—administrators can categorize units into distinct groups for streamlined management of one or more groupings. To access a particular Monarch LCS unit, administrators can always launch the Monarch Command Center web user interface (UI) to adjust settings, initiate ad-hoc recordings, and much more.
“We’ve been working closely with a number of universities to address all the most important features and requirements when it comes to monitoring multi-unit, campus-wide installations,” said Wayne Andrews, product manager, Matrox Video. “Administrators are now equipped with a single, comprehensive platform to monitor and maintain all units for smooth, simple, streamlined operations across the entire network.”
The Matrox Monarch LCS Radar centralized monitoring application will be available to registered customers as a free download from the Matrox site. Visit stand #11-D120 at ISE 2018 to see the application in action alongside the Monarch LCS lecture capture appliance.
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Matrox Video is a technology and market leader in the field of 4K, HD, and SD digital video hardware and software for accelerated H.264 encoding, realtime editing, audio/video input/output, streaming, A/V signal conversion, capture/playout servers, channel-in-a-box systems, and CGs. Matrox's Emmy award-winning technology powers a full range of multi-screen content creation and delivery platforms used by broadcasters, telcos, cable operators, post-production facilities, live event producers, videographers, and A/V professionals worldwide. For more information, visit www.matrox.com/video.
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Deloitte and DataStax Announce Alliance to Help Organizations Create Value from Data Through Graph Technology
NEW YORK and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 29, 2017 — Deloitte Consulting LLP today announced an alliance with DataStax, the leader in data management for cloud applications, to help organizations analyze and visualize their vast amounts of operational data.
The first go-to-market solution from the Deloitte alliance with DataStax is MissionGraph, an interactive, cloud-based tool that illuminates connections across large, disparate data sets to enable clients to uncover valuable real-time, actionable insights.
MissionGraph enables organizations to fuse innovative data, analytics and technologies to improve fraud detection, risk analysis, link analysis and business operations. MissionGraph has already been deployed for use by the federal government and is under implementation in a state government. It is now available for commercial application.
"Most of the problems facing our clients today involve a complex web of people, places and events," said Mark White, principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP. "MissionGraph helps discover the contextual relationships among these entities, and it enables users to explore and understand these relationships through an intuitive interface to evaluate their data and take action based on the results."
"DSE Graph is the first graph database powerful enough to scale to massive datasets, while offering advanced integrated tools capable of deep analytical queries," said Steve Rowland, president at DataStax. "We are thrilled to work with Deloitte to help organizations better understand and interpret their mission-critical data through our graph technology."
Deloitte and DataStax will showcase the power of Graph data analytics live Nov. 30 at the CEB Waterview Conference Center in Arlington, Virginia. The "Graph4Gov" summit will demonstrate recent advances in graph technology and the applications of the technology. The speakers and moderators include:
- Matthias Broecheler, inventor of the Titan graph database and founder of Aurelius, now chief technologist with DataStax
- Tom Mills, chief systems engineer, Office of Information and Technology (OIT), Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
- Arun Majumdar, chief technology officer, Kyndi
- David Waugh, SVP of market development, DataStax
- Mark White, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and innovation office chief technologist
- Frank Strickland, managing director, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and federal S&O mission analytics leader
For more information, visit the event page.
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It starts with a human desire, and when a universe of technology, devices and data aligns, it ends in a moment of fulfillment and insight. Billions of these moments occur each second around the globe. They are moments that can define an era, launch an innovation, and forever alter for the better how we relate to our environment. DataStax is the power behind the moment. Built on the unique architecture of Apache Cassandra™, DataStax Enterprise is the always-on data platform and has been battle-tested for the world's most innovative, global applications.
With more than 400 customers in over 50 countries, DataStax provides data management to the world's most innovative companies, such as Netflix, Safeway, ING, Adobe, Intuit and eBay. Based in Santa Clara, Calif., DataStax is backed by industry-leading investors including Comcast Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Meritech Capital, Premji Invest and Scale Venture Partners. For more information, visit DataStax.com/customers or follow us on @DataStax.
A British-designed road block system, which can withstand the force of a 5,500lbs vehicle travelling at 30mph, is headed to the United States in response to last week’s New York City terrorist attack in Manhattan.
Surface Guard has been developed by ATG Access, the world’s leading innovator of bollard and vehicle barrier systems. Surface Guard is the first system of its kind designed to protect pedestrians from targeted vehicle attacks, and meets the latest international standards along with a full suite of independent testing.
With the holiday season approaching and more events likely taking place, hundreds of Surface Guard units will be dispatched to the US by the end of November to deter possible attackers from targeting crowded locations.
Unlike many traditional barriers, no heavy machinery is required to install the Surface Guard system. Four men can close off a roadway in under an hour. Designed to allow pedestrians and cyclists to flow freely through the system, Surface Guard has also been developed to allow emergency vehicles to pass through access points if necessary.
Surface Guard has already successfully protected cycle lanes and roads at Europe’s largest fireworks display in Stockton-On-Tees on Bonfire night 2017, and received positive reviews from security forces and the general public in the UK, after multiple deployments in crowded places.
Later this month, the Surface Guard system will be demonstrated at the US’s largest annual security convention ISC East, in New York City. ATG’s American partner, Ameristar Security Products, will be exhibiting and showcasing the product.
Gary Hart, Ameristar Perimeter Security Director of Vehicle Barriers, notes: “We’ve seen first-hand the devastating trail of destruction and loss these attacks leave behind, but they keep happening time and time again. In the wake of the Manhattan attack, there have been calls to install old style physical protections around pedestrian areas and crowded places, but installing these types of permanent bollards and barriers will take several weeks or months to deploy.
“There is no need for municipalities to wait and leave popular, crowded areas unprotected. We can’t wait for another attack to happen. We have to put a stop to them now, and ATG Access ‘Surface Guard can do just that.”
NEC Announces Expanded Footprint in Washington, D.C. Opening of Government Relations Office Adds Focus and Support to Global Technology Leader's Safety and Security Customers
Tokyo, Japan & Irving, Texas – NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) and NEC Corporation of America (NECAM), an industry leading provider of biometrics and communications technology and integrator of IT solutions, today announced the expansion of its offices in Washington, D.C., to include a new government relations function.
The office will be responsible for understanding U.S. government requirements for areas such as effective border management and counterterrorism as part of assuring NEC innovation and R&D are aligned to the needs of the United States. The office will also seek to improve NEC's brand awareness throughout the D.C. area.
The new government relations office will be led by Shinsuke (Shin) Takahashi, current Chairman and former President and CEO of NECAM. In this role, Mr. Takahashi will further strengthen NEC's relationships with government agencies by aligning NEC's strategic initiatives with the goals of the U.S. government. Specific areas of collaboration will focus on security policy, international trade and other matters that affect national safety and security.
NECAM first opened its sales office in Washington, D.C., in May 2016 with a focus on providing biometric security solutions to the U.S. government. In a short time, NEC has expanded its federal government business, where NEC was selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Biometric Exit pilot program using NEC's NeoFace® Express face recognition rapid matching technology.
"In my previous role as President and CEO of NECAM over the past five years, it was exciting to be part of our growth in the U.S. government," said Mr. Takahashi. "My aim as Head of Government Relations is not only to advance our business, but to collaborate and build relationships in Washington so that we can contribute to a safer, more secure society."
In addition to the office's focus on U.S. government issues, Mr. Takahashi will also be responsible for developing relationships with international organizations like World Bank, IDB, and the United Nations. NEC's expansion in Washington D.C. will become effective in early December.
In 2016 almost 1.1 billion identities were stolen globally. This number is up dramatically from a reported 563.8 million identities stolen in 2015. In addition, the same Symantec Internet Security Threat Report placed the United States at the top of the list for both the number of breaches by country (1,023) and the number of identities stolen by country.
New York State’s Division of Financial Security and other government entities around the globe have been monitoring this increased cybercriminal threat and determining means to help protect the private information of individuals as well as the information technology systems of regulated organizations.
New York State’s Division of Financial Security released new cybersecurity requirements (23 NYCRR 500), directly affecting the way that financial data is managed going forward. Applicable to financial services companies operating in New York State, these regulations declare that, on an annual basis, financial firms are required to prepare and submit a Certification of Compliance with the NY DFS Cybersecurity Regulations to the superintendent, commencing on February 15, 2018.
The scope of this legislation describes measures related to: cybersecurity programs and policy, personnel, resources and training, penetration testing and assessments, audit trails, access privileges, application security, third parties, NPI (Non Public Information) encryption, data retention, incident response and notification.
Among other requirements, this regulation dictates that companies declare any cyberattack to the superintendent within 72 hours. In the past, many companies chose to not disclose information related to these hacking exposures because much of their cost stems from damage to brand reputation and the necessary steps required to rebuild the trust of their clients post-attack.
Similar to the NY DFS proposal, the Federal Reserve Board (FSD), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and the FDIC issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) on enhanced cyber risk management and resilience standards for large banking organizations. Additionally, the states of Vermont and Colorado have released laws pertaining to cybersecurity and the improved protection and monitoring of data.
Two technologies specifically called out in the new NYS DFS Cybersecurity requirements, Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) and Risk Based Authentication (RBA), are key methods of complying with regulation and defending against attacks.
Multi-factor authentication is defined as using at least two factors to authenticate a person, generally a combination of:
- “Something I Have” — this could be a hardware token, a mobile soft token, etc.
- “Something I Know” — like a PIN code, a password, and
- “Something I Am” — such as a fingerprint or face recognition.
With MFA, the two factors are fully independent from each other (i.e. the failure of one factor would not compromise the other one).
Risk based authentication is the capacity to detect anomalies or changes in the normal use patterns of a person as part of the authentication process, require additional verification if an anomaly is detected to avoid any breach.
It is more efficient to avoid hacking and cyber-attacks in the first place by focusing attention on the security of the applications being accessed, both externally and internally. To learn more about these regulations and how similar standards will impact you, visit www.hidglobal.com/iam.