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Peter Boriskin, Director of Product Management for ASSA ABLOY'S Commerical Electronic Access Control Products, indicates that he would like to describe the features and benefits of the SARGENT SE...


Tue, 2015-06-23 07:38 PM

Dennis Muilenburg

Chicago, June 23 – The Boeing board of directors has elected Dennis A. Muilenburg the company's 10th chief executive, succeeding W. James (Jim) McNerney, Jr., who held the position for the past 10...
Tue, 2015-06-16 09:59 PM
Washington, June 16 – Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas has recognized Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees and other individuals who have been awarded patents by...
Tue, 2015-06-16 09:34 PM
Paris, June 16 – U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael P. Huerta and French National Space Agency (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation...
Tue, 2015-06-16 08:42 PM

Sen. Ron Johnson R-WI

By Adrian Courtenay Washington, June 16 – In a lively, occasionally controversial keynote presentation, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs...
Tue, 2015-06-16 07:22 PM
San Antonio, TX, June 11 – On April 13-14, 2016, the 10th Annual Border Security Expo will open at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX.
Tue, 2015-06-09 10:47 PM
By Steve Bittenbender Another week, another controversy for the Transportation Security Administration, as CNN reported that the agency in charge of protecting the country’s airports and other...
Tue, 2015-06-09 10:26 PM

Senator Lindsey Graham

By Wendy Feliz Washington, June 5 – Last week, Lindsey Graham became the ninth candidate to announce his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. Attempting to distinguish himself from...
Tue, 2015-06-09 08:08 PM

Troy Potter

Washington, June 8 – The Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA), has announced their selection of Troy Potter of L-3 National Security Solutions (NSS) as Chairman, effective immediately...
Mon, 2015-06-08 05:50 PM
Manila, Philippines, June 8 – In light of the recent outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of...
Mon, 2015-06-08 05:26 PM

Former Governor O’Malley

By Eric Gibble
Sun, 2015-06-07 08:11 PM
Toronto, Ontario, June 4 – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced a number of measures that he says will increase the safety and security of Canadians. He was joined by Joe...
Wed, 2015-06-03 09:15 PM
Miami, FL, June  2 – The Coast Guard is warning the public that pointing handheld lasers at Coast Guard boat and aircrews is dangerous and illegal. There have been three instances of lasers...

Commentary and Opinions

With security awareness, threat assessment, and risk analysis extending into new areas like international traveler health screening, vigilance at the doors of elementary schools, and intensified subway passenger safety, it’s important for government security professionals everywhere to keep their knowledge and credentials continuously up-to-date.
The Javelin Strategy & Research’s 2014 Identity Fraud Study revealed that 13.1 million Americans became victims of identity theft last year. This startling statistic underscores the determination of malicious actors to access sensitive data. Despite the rise in exploits, vital aspects of security -- such as encryption -- has tended to slip through the cracks.
The possibility of governments collecting and analyzing personal data changed dramatically after the enactment of The Patriot Act in 2001. The public outcry following WikiLeaks and the NSA PRISM program has kept controversial data collection methods in the headlines over the past few years. The legality of this type of data collection is still in question.
When it comes to cybersecurity, boldface security organizations can seem just as susceptible to hacks as anyone else. For example, NATO suffered over 2,500 significant cyber attacks in 2012 alone. Security experts believe that the number of sophisticated offensives against NATO is likely to increase over the coming years.
We’re almost through hurricane season, and so far we’ve been lucky: none of the hurricanes or tropical storms have caused significant damage. Even so, we’re not out of the woods yet. Researchers at Colorado State University predicted the 2014 hurricane season would see three storms making landfall, and one will be a Category 3 or higher.

Company News

Paramus, NJ, September 21 - Qognify, formerly NICE Security, today announced the introduction of Object Origin, a video monitoring and analytics tool that can analyze hours of recorded surveillance video within seconds to detect the first appearance of suspicious objects or vehicles. Intuitive and simple to use, the solution will be showcased at ASIS 2015, the leading security industry trade show.
San Diego, CA, September 23 - MicroPower Technologies Inc., an award-winning provider of surveillance solutions optimized for rapid, cost-effective deployment, continues to expand its global market reach as its signature SOLVEIL™ solar, wireless surveillance solution gains traction in the transportation, logistics, event management and education markets. The company will highlight the comprehensive capabilities and benefits of the SOLVEIL platform at this month’s 2015 ASIS International Annual Conference and Exhibits in Anaheim, Calif., from Sept. 28-Oct.1, at booth #3273.
Austin, TX, September 23 - At this weeks ASIS International seminar and exhibits in Anaheim, California, HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, will demonstrate its broad portfolio of innovative solutions that are driving the evolution of secure identities.  The company will highlight its award-winning mobile access solution and its latest innovation to “simply tap” into web services and cloud apps, along with solutions for upgrading to more choices, more applications and higher security.  HID Global will feature solutions and services that addres
Woburn, MA, September 23 - ISCON Imaging Inc., a manufacturer of patented infrared (IR) imaging screening systems, has expanded its focus into new markets as demand for the company’s technologies grows in the border security, military, government, transportation and event environments. ISCON will highlight its expanded applications and the functionalities of its patented FocusScan™ and SecureScan™ solutions, including live security demonstrations, at booth 2183 at the 2015 ASIS Annual Seminar & Exhibits, being held Sept. 28 through Oct. 1, in Anaheim, Calif.
Rolle, Switzerland, September 17 - Honeywell has acquired privately held Aviaso, an international aviation software company that offers fuel efficiency and emissions savings software to the airline industry. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed.
Boston, MA, September 21 - Battery Ventures, a global technology investment firm, announced today that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Physical Security Business Unit (PSBU), formerly part of the security division of publicly listed NICE Systems. Through the acquisition, which was originally announced in August, Battery Ventures has established an independently operating business named Qognify. 
Watford, UK, September, 2015 – Smiths Detection has been awarded a contract by the Spanish Airport Operator (Aena) to equip 24 of its airports with the new IONSCAN 600 explosives trace detector for passenger screening. 
Torrance, CA, September 16, 2015 - AMAG Technology announces the integration of their Symmetry™ Access Control and Video Management system with ASSA ABLOY’s IP-enabled locks.   The integration allows the expansion of Symmetry to doors not normally included in a traditional security system via a facility’s network infrastructure.

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Winston-Salem, NC, November 20 - Kaba is proud to announce the successful implementation of its one-way exit corridor at Charlottesville Albemarle Airport, Va. As par...

HySecurity’s HydraWedge SM50 and StrongArm M30 made a huge splash among the 30,000 ASIS security show attendees at the Anaheim Convention Center in September. ...

Greenville, RI and Uden, The Netherlands, October 27 - Videology announces a new CCD based camera board with 960 horizontal pixels, model 2XK17X.  Alrea...

Ashburn, VA, October 29 - Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division, in collaboration with Harris Government Communications Syste...

Pearl River, NY, October 29 - In continuing to deliver higher performance and added value to customers, OnSSI announces that the System Galaxy access control solution...

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Recent Airport & Aviation Security Videos

Vidisco received the Platinum Award in the “Best Explosives/ID/Contraband Detection” category of GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards. The company has been focusing exclusively on portable X-ray systems since its creation, according to Tamir Aluma, and its products have been developed by military and police end users who know what is needed in the field.  The company’s CCD technology is based on a high-resolution camera that captures an image from an X-ray source, and is described by Mr.

E-Seek Inc, which designs and manufactures bar code readers for verifying drivers’ licenses, was platinum winner in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards in the category of “Best Identification Document Verification Solution”.  With barcodes now being used in drivers licenses issued by all 50 states, E-Seek produces desktop readers as well as a line of compact, portable and wireless readers that are widely used in law enforcement patrol cars, banks, casinos and hospitals.  In a major announcement at the Border Security Expo, Mr.

Textron Defense Systems has a wide range of products for the security market, according to Patti Shaffner, including its aerial ISR system, unmanned aerial systems and iCommand, which brings them all together. But the system that won the platinum award in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards Program for Best Outdoor Ground Sensors was the MicroObserver® Unattended Ground Sensor System, a complete solution containing sensor node, gateway and camera repeater.

John Procaccio, Business Development Manager of Integrated Microwave Technologies, reveals that the company is a designer and manufacturer of mission critical transmitters and receivers used in wireless transmission of videos, and was a platinum winner of the platinum award for “Best Covert Surveillance Solution” in GSN’s 2013 Border Security Awards Program for its “DropCam” product. IMT is a prime contractor for the DHS in Tech-Ops and offers a range of products described by Mr.

According to Bobby Brown, VP for Homeland Security, Telephonics business units include a Maritime Surveillance unit, a Communications unit and an Integrated Surveillance Group, which produces a ground-based Advanced Radar System (ARSS), with 1,600 systems deployed globally.  In recent years, Telephonics has collaborated with Customs and Border Protection to develop a package called the Mobile Surveillance System (MSS) that includes ground radar, pan-tilt cameras and a C2 system, with 44 systems presently in CBP’s inventory.