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Thu, 2015-07-16 07:16 PM
By Steve Bittenbender A gunman shot up two U.S. Navy recruiting facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn., Thursday morning, killing four Marines and injuring a police officer in the city in what is possibly...
Wed, 2015-07-15 05:37 PM
Washington, July 14 – When U.S. adults are hospitalized with pneumonia, viruses are more often to blame than bacteria. However, despite current diagnostic tests, neither viruses nor bacteria are...
Wed, 2015-07-15 02:27 PM
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Wed, 2015-07-15 01:56 PM
By Lorrie Barclay Earlier this week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced the suspected Charleston shooter, Dylann Roof, should not have been allowed to purchase the gun...
Wed, 2015-07-15 01:16 PM
Washington, July 9 – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has announced the results of an interagency forensics investigation into the recent cyber incident involving Federal background...
Wed, 2015-07-15 12:44 PM
Huntsville, AL, July 14 – After a decade-long journey through our solar system, New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto Tuesday, about 7,750 miles above the surface -- roughly the same...
Tue, 2015-07-14 09:24 PM

Senator Ron Johnson

On July 9, the Senate Homeland Security committee held a hearing examining the U.S. government’s response to last year’s arrivals of unaccompanied children fleeing Central American violence.
Tue, 2015-07-14 06:39 PM
Last week, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Integrity Advisory Panel, whose creation was directed by the Secretary of Homeland Security in December 2014, released a report...
Tue, 2015-07-14 05:37 PM

Mike Janus

As incidences of mass shootings continue increasing at an alarming rate, security and law enforcement personnel are faced with a number of questions: Can anything more be done to save lives when the...
Tue, 2015-07-14 05:03 PM
DHS Inspector General’s July 14 Statement to Congress on The Future of CBP Air and Marine Chairman Miller, Ranking Member Vela, and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for inviting me here today...
Tue, 2015-07-14 04:15 PM
The FAA and general aviation (GA) groups’ #Fly Safe national safety campaign aims to educate the GA community on how to prevent Loss of Control (LOC) accidents this flying season. What is Loss of...
Tue, 2015-07-14 02:47 PM
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, July 10 – Citing the need for a territory-wide approach to fighting the escalation of child exploitation and other predatory crimes against children, U.S. Immigration...

Company News

Austin, TX, July 7 – 1st Detect Corporation, a subsidiary of Astrotech (Nasdaq:ASTC), has announced that its portable mass spectrometer technology has reached another milestone in the military’s three-phase, multi-year Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD) development program. Together with Battelle, 1st Detect has officially entered the phase II test and evaluation process for its prototype Multi-Sample Identifier Detector (MSID) solution.
San Francisco, July 9 – Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of a software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, has announced it has acquired Caspida, Inc., an innovator in machine learning and behavioral analytics.
New York, NY, July 13 – Kroll, the global provider of risk mitigation and response solutions, has announced the appointments of William Krivoshik as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Barbara Cooperman as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Both senior executives are based in Kroll’s New York City headquarters location.
Portland, ME, July 10 – The release of The Future of Voting: End-to-End Verifiable Internet Voting Specification and Feasibility Assessment Study by U.S.
Sunnyvale, CA July 8 – Vidcie, a provider of crowdsourced incident intelligence solutions for law enforcement, has announced deployment of Vidcie InSight during the 140th Preakness Stakes, held May 16, 2015 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD.
Waltham, MA – Fidelis Cybersecurity has announced new appointments and promotions to accelerate its full lifecycle advanced threat defense offering and market position.
Atlanta – Damballa, a provider of advanced threat detection and containment, has announced the promotion of Stephen Newman to chief technology officer. Newman succeeds former CTO Brian Foster, who joins Damballa’s Strategic Advisory Board. Newman was previously vice president of products for the company.
Seattle, July 9 – IOActive, Inc., a provider of research-driven security services, has announced its Internet of Things (IoT) assurance services. The new services are designed to help technology innovators protect the billions of IoT devices coming online, defend public and private sector organizations from related threats, and further empower the secure growth of smart cities.

Commentary and Opinions

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.
Grants Pass, OR, March 27 – California’s ongoing worst ever drought, and the recent record breaking winter blizzards in Boston and the U.S. Northeast, are both manifestations of the same global climate change patterns. Earth warming global atmosphere is creating changes in the atmosphere’s “energy balance,” according to L. DeWayne Cecil, PhD, historical climatologist and former NASA researcher. The result is not only a warmer and dryer global climate but also greater and more frequent climatic extremes, including the recent Boston blizzards.
Washington, March 18 – The National Retail Federation has presented Congress with practical, commonsense and achievable solutions to better protect consumers and help businesses prevent cyberattacks and data breaches.“We should not be satisfied with simply determining what to do after a data breach occurs,” NRF senior vice president for Government Relations David French said. “Instead, it is important to look at why such breaches occur and what the perpetrators get out of them so that we can find ways to reduce and prevent not only the breaches themselves but the follow-on harm.”
By Dr. Chris Petty
 

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