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BeyondTrust appoints former Northrop Grumman chairman and CEO Dr. Ronald D. Sugar to board of directors
Phoenix, AZ, April 21 – BeyondTrust, a cybersecurity company dedicated to proactively eliminating data breaches from insider privilege abuse and external hacking attacks, has announced the appointment of Dr. Ronald D. Sugar, former Northrop Grumman chairman and CEO, to the company’s Board of Directors. Dr. Sugar’s experience in current board of director roles with industry giants such as Apple and Chevron Corporation will benefit BeyondTrust’s continued growth and leadership in the cybersecurity market.
Implant Sciences of Wilmington, MA has, in the past week, won significant orders in Europe for the company’s QS-B220 explosives and drug detection system. The company sold 75 detection systems to The Netherlands and 66 systems to Norway, according to Dr. Darryl Jones, Implant’s Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing. The company has not announced the value of the orders, but it is estimated that together they're worth $7 million or more. The systems will be used for screening passengers and baggage in airport environments.
By Daniel Martinez, George Washington University and Jeremy Slack, University of Texas, El Paso
GSN has announced that Fiber SenSys Inc (FSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Optex Co. LTD and the originator of fiber-optic sensors in the security market, has agreed to serve as a Sponsor of the GSN 2015 Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards Program.
With one of the broadest product folios in the industry, the FSI outdoor perimeter protection system is primarily deployed on fences and walls and provides solutions for the military sites, airports, seaports, border security facilities, oil and gas pipelines, electric plants, corrections and physical data security.
By Mark Noferi, American Immigration Council
FBI testimony on Microscopic Hair Analysis contained errors in at least 90 percent of cases in ongoing review
Washington, April 20 – The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Innocence Project, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) have reported that the FBI has concluded that the examiners’ testimony in at least 90 percent of trial transcripts the Bureau analyzed as part of its Microscopic Hair Comparison Analysis Review contained erroneous statements. Twenty-six of 28 FBI agent/analysts provided either testimony with erroneous statements or submitted laboratory reports with erroneous statements.
Alexandria, VA, April 20 – CSG Invotas, a provider of security orchestration and automation, has unveiled Security Orchestrator 3.0 to accelerate data breach response time, minimize the impact of breaches, and enable internal resources to devote more time to high-impact security initiatives.
Moxa unveils ultra-rugged 360° PTZ speed dome IP camera at the 2015 International Security Conference
Las Vegas, NV, April 16 – Moxa, a manufacturer of communications equipment for harsh environments, has unveiled at the International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC) the new flagship of its IP network video surveillance family: the VPort™ 66-2MP.