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Boston shut down as bombing suspects chased down

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The greater Boston area is shut down with bus and subway service suspended and local businesses and universities closed, as federal and local authorities chase down two men believed to have carried out the Boston Marathon bombings.

Law enforcement, homeland security, White House vow to find Boston bomber

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Federal, state and local investigators are in the initial stages of tracking down the person or persons responsible for two bombs detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15 that killed three people and wounded over 100, but said no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The latest details to emerge from the afternoon of chaos in the city included news that the bombs  -- which were stuffed in trashcans near the race route  -- contained ball bearings or BBs meant to cause even more substantial injuries to bystanders.

GSN 2012 Awards announced: White House deputy of homeland security recognized for leadership at annual gala

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Hundreds of the best of the homeland security community’s federal, state and municipal government officials, government contractors, systems integrators, IT vendors and physical security product and solutions providers all came together the night of November 29 in a ballroom of the Washington, D.C. convention center to receive accolades.

The GSN awards dinner, which has become a Washington tradition over the last four years, offered a chance for the excellence and civic-minded spirit of homeland security efforts nationwide to be recognized.

GSN 2012 Homeland Security Awards program open for entries

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The Government Security News 2012 Homeland Security Awards Program officially opened for entries on May 1, once again featuring 45 Awards in three broad Categories:Best Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions, Best Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions and the 2011 Government Excellence Awards.

Obama seeks three percent hike in discretionary budget at DHS

Despite official murmurings a few months ago that the fiscal year 2011 budget request for DHS might decline slightly, the budget package unveiled on February 1 actually shows a three percent increase in “discretionary spending” by DHS in 2011, versus the prior year, and modest growth, at approximately the predicted rate of inflation, in the outer years.

Milestone Systems Celebrates Solution Power at Milestone Community Days in Dubai

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COPENHAGEN – May 24, 2017.  Milestone Systems, the globally leading company in video management software (VMS), showcased the open platform community’s solution power during the packed Milestone Community Days (MIPS) in Dubai in mid-May.

This year’s event theme ‘Together We Make the World See the Future’ reflected a Milestone’s purpose and focus on the combined solution power of the Milestone open community. More than 450 attendees from 46 countries attended and 35 partners exhibited their integrated offerings and services at the Community Innovation Lab.

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3M Releases 2017 Sustainability Report

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ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In its continuing mission to improve every life, 3M announced today the publication of its 2017 Sustainability Report.

The 2017 Sustainability Report covers what the company accomplished throughout 2016 in addressing significant global challenges involving raw materials, water, energy and climate, health and safety, as well as education and development.

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WannaCry showed that firms need a stronger line of cyber defense

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The current editorial focus surrounding WannaCry is on the technological vulnerabilities which allowed the ransomware to breach so many devices and systems, but the fact that the attack most probably entered into organisations via a phishing attack on end users is also very important to consider.

Friday 12 May will live long in the memory of cyber security professionals. That was the date that computer screens across the world began to flash scarlet with an ominous message: “Ooops, your files have been encrypted.”

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Netwrix Auditor saves Danish local authority up to 40 hours per month on Compliance Monitoring

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Netwrix Corporation, provider of a visibility platform for data security and risk mitigation, announced today that the Municipality of Roskilde in Denmark leverages the visibility provided by Netwrix Auditor to manage security risks and assure continuous compliance.

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